Since its inception, the institute’s professional consultancy services have played an active role in the promotion of design in India. Through a wide spectrum of expertise spanning the design of messages in the form of logos for government organizations and corporates, national and international exhibitions, posters, animations and  films for awareness; Devanagiri typefaces, Electronic Voting Machines, census forms, craft cluster development and setting up industries; the NID’s multidisciplinary expertise in design is well respected and sought after.

Since hosting the very first UNIDO-ICSID ‘Design for Development’ meeting in 1979, the NID has been involved in several strategic initiatives for the  promotion of design  in  India such as the annual CII-NID Design Summit, the  National Design Policy, the Design Clinic Scheme for MSME’s, the India Design Council and  the  India  Design Mark award. The National Design Business Incubator nurtures design-led-start-ups, while Continuing Education Programmes are designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities to individuals and organizations alike.

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