REDX WeSchool

REDX (Rethinking Engineering Design eXecution) is a unique, bottom-up, co-innovation platform designed to solve the most pressing challenges within our communities.

REDX WeSchool’ is an Innovation Lab at S. P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), is a vibrant ecosystem of Innovation, rolling out new and innovative commercial and citizen-based technologies to create a framework that supports wide-ranging needs of urban populations and corporations. We strive to go beyond known boundaries and disciplines of technology innovation for social impact.

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The focus is to leverage:

  • Imaging and digital technologies, ultra low-cost hardware, mobile platforms and Internet of Things,
  • Design skills like Design Thinking, Design Research,  Design ethnography,  concept prototyping, Design validation, Localisation, Authentic design and Brand Storytelling
  • Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Computer Vision to develop tech-enabled innovations

The Lab integrates engineers, scientists, domain experts (doctors, urban planners, civic officials, etc), designers, management experts, entrepreneurs and implementation partners into a robust innovation community.

The Lab was set up in May 2015 at Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool, Mumbai) which is acclaimed as one of the fastest transforming B-School. It is focused towards shaping management professionals who can bring about positive transformation at their workplace and the society at large. Ranked among the top 21 B- Schools in India (12th rank in private school in Times of India  B-School) in their Best B-Schools Survey,  the Institute has recently conferred the BMA Best Management Institute of the year award for its contribution to management education. WeSchool is also awarded Autonomy Status for all its University Program.

The REDX WeSchool Lab is in collaboration with REDX, a peer-to-peer invention platform by Prof. Ramesh Raskar (Associate Professor, P.I. of Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab), MIT Emerging Worlds Special Interest Group (SIG) and Tata Trusts.

Our Areas


Sustainable tableware

Eco-friendly Tableware Manufacturing machine.  The project is aimed at boosting micro entrepreneurship opportunities by developing a machine for producing disposable plates, bowls and cutlery using natural materials. 

Urban Farms

Developing a Hydroponics based vertical farming unit primarily for urban households and restaurants enabling them to grow their own herbs, spices, and leafy vegetables in a controlled environment, thereby reducing the farm to fork time.


With the advent of Artificial intelligence, we look at ways of modernizing the book keeping system of crops using satellite images. 

Adaptive Dynamic Traffic Light Control System

Optimized Traffic Light Control System that adapts and dynamically controls the duration of traffic lights using state-of-the-art Reinforcement Learning algorithm. 

Legal Document Summarizer

With documents ranging from few pages to few hundred, the legal system suffers latency of information consumption by stakeholders. We use Artificial intelligence aided summarisation for making judgement information accessible to lawyers and judges.

Council Members

Dr. Uday Salunkhe
Group Director at Welingkar Institute
Rohit Pandharkar
Chief Lab Mentor
Prof. Sujatha Natarajan
Associate Dean - General Management and Senior General Manager - Strategic Projects at Welingkar Institute
Prof. Dr. Vaishali Patil
Associate Dean - Research & Publications & Information Technology at Welingkar Institute
Prof. Dr. Garima Sharma
Professor - Human Resource & Research at Welingkar Institute
Ridhi Parekh
Assistant Professor - Intellectual Property & Communication at Welingkar Institute

Grants, Media feature, Publications, Collaborators