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.
A LIVING LAB FOR INNOVATION TO SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS IN CONTEXT
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.