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CODE is an International Design Conference organized by School of Fashion & Design at GD Goenka University. The conference will have talks by leading thinkers and masters in the field of design and sustainability.

This is the second edition of CODE themed: 3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing. It aims at bringing together experts to discuss the technology, scope, present and the future of 3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing. The conference also welcomes discussion on evolution of design and sustainability in design.

Track 1

3D Printing and rapid Manufacturing


  • An overview of 3D printing technologies- past, present and future
  • 3D printing in the fashion design and accessory industry
  • Making the impossible: Exploring designs which only 3D printing can produce
  • Beyond prototypes- exploring techniques, materials, and strategies to make the 3D printed object ready for daily use
  • 3D printing and the food industry
  • 3D printing assisting the 'green shift': Moving away from traditional centralized manufacture-and-ship based business models
  • Imagine, try, succeed, share: The impact of desktop manufacturing on the creative sector
  • 3D printing and its impact on the education sector
  • The innovation economy- How 3D printing gives unprecedented opportunities to the creative community in an industrially sparse country like India

Track 2

Sustainability in Design


  • Design Process, Planning and Strategy for Sustainable best practices
  • Everyday Life, 3D printing and Sustainability
  • Design, globalization and sustainability
  • Sustainable Interaction Design
  • Cross Cultural Design and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Urban development and Sustainability

About the Organisers

About GD Goenka University

G.D. Goenka University (GDGU) has emerged as a leading university in Delhi NCR, imparting high quality professional educational programs of international standards and offers courses in Communication, Engineering, Fashion & Design, Hospitality, Humanities & Social Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Law and Management.

Located in Sohna (Gurgaon), the campus of GD Goenka University is known for its best of facilities and equipment including laboratories, learning facilities and high quality IT infrastructure.

Website: www.gdgoenkauniversity.com

About School of Fashion & Design

The School of Fashion and Design (SoFD) was established in 2013 in strategic collaboration with Politecnico di Milano (PDM Milan, Italy). It offers industry oriented full time design education programs in Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Communication Design.

The academic partnership with PDM ensures an unmatched international exposure to the students. There are regular visits of expert Politecnico faculty to the SoFD campus each semester for conducting workshops, as well as visit of SoFD students to Milan to the PDM campus and participating in workshops and exchange programs with the Politecnico di Milano campus in Milan (Italy).

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The Organising Committee


Mr. Nipun Goenka
MD, GD Goenka Group


Prof. (Dr.) Deependra Jha

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Prof. Promil Pande

Organizing Secretary

Mr. Manish Joshi

Executive Committee

Executive Secretary

Mr. Mohit Bhardwaj

Executive Members

Ms. Koshalpreet Kaur

Ms. Jasleen Kaur

Ms. Mitali Sarin

Ms. Abha Maheshwari

Mr. Romit Roy

Mr. Veerendra Malik


Prof. Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis
Dean, School of Design, Politecnico Di Mialno, Italy

Allessandra Bertini Malgarini
Director, Institute of Italian Culture

Mr. Deepak Chakravarty
Head Visual Merchandiser, Adidas Group India

Prof. Paulette Hebert
Professor, Oklahoma State University, USA

Shantanu Kwatra
Co Founder at 3Dexter

Keynote Speakers

Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis

Arturo Dell'AcquaBellavitis is the current director of the Milan Triennale Foundation and Exposition.

Arturo Dell'Acqua Bellavitis

Praveen Rawal

Praveen Rawal, Managing Director, Sales - Southeast Asia and India of Steelcase Asia Pacific

Praveen Rawal

Managing Director, Sales - Southeast Asia and India, Steelcase Asia Pacific

Suresh Sethi

Suresh is the Vice President, Whirlpool Design, South Asia and Global Design Director for Air & Water.

Suresh Sethi

VP Whirlpool

Dr. R. Gopichandran

Dr R Gopichandran holds two doctoral degrees in the areas of microbial and chemical ecology.

Dr. R. Gopichandran

Director, VigyanPrasar

Paul Singleton

Paul has worked internationally as a textile designer for many large and household brands and established design studios in France

Paul Singleton

Associate Dean of Design Plymouth College of Art

Mike Pandey

Mike Pandey is a crusader for the environment and for endangered species.

Mike Pandey

Filmmaker and Conservationist

Dr KP Karunakaran

Dr. K.P. Karunakaran is presently an Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Dr KP Karunakaran

Institute Chair, Professor, IIT Mumbai

Mr Rajeev Sharma

Disruptive Trans-functional Design & Development professional. Has over 24 years of experience.

Mr Rajeev Sharma

Head- Prototyping, Centre of Innovation & echnology, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

Parth Batra

Parth has done his Btech in CSE (Computer Science Engineering). He has a great interest in web technologies and has a very logical approach is solving the various problems at hand.

Parth Batra

Member for the Advisory Board

Raghav Sareen

Raghav has done is Btech in CSE (Computer Science Engineering). His hard work and compassion drives him to experiment with new technologies.

Raghav Sareen

Member to Chair one of the tracks


This is an invitation to be a part of a series of events concerned with 3D Printing & Sustainability and design:

Paper Presentation

The call for abstracts for the papers is open.

  • last date for submission of abstract is 10th December 2016
  • last date for submission of full papers 10th January 2017

Author's Corner

Poster Presentation

A panel of jury members will judge the entries for posters based on the theme of the conference. The selected entries will be published and displayed in an exhibition during the event.

Our Industry Partners will also award the three best entries.

Please send your entries for the poster tocode@gdgoenka.ac.inin the attached formatclick here

Last date for submission is 10th December 2016

Design Competition

Register for the conference CODE
- Please visit www.designconference.in for details.
- Submit the design concept as 300 dpi JPEG file with a brief write-up of your concept in less than 150 words, along with your name, age and institute/company's details to code@gdgoenka.ac.in.
- Last date of submission of the design concept is 15th December 2016
- Announcement of the shortlisted candidates 22nd December 2016
- Last date of submission of the final design is 15th January 2017

Popular Category Award
- Upload your artwork on Facebook Instagram using #GDGoenkaCODE
- Tag GD Goenka School of Fashion and Design on Facebook.
- The entry with maximum likes stands a chance to win!


Calling all designers to experiment and innovate and expand the boundaries of 3D Printing and Sustainability in Design. Code 2017 is providing a platform to all the young thinkers to showcase their talent to the experts in the industry.

Designers may enter their work in the following categories:

  • Accessories
  • Campaign
  • Furniture
  • Furnishings
  • Fashion
  • Industrial
  • Installation
  • Lighting
  • Lifestyle

The Selection Process

  • The best entries will be selected by the jury, on the basis of originality, creativity and appeal.
  • The designers shall create the selected entries into workable prototypes.
  • The workable prototypes of the selected entries will be exhibited at the Code.
  • Our industry partners will award the final three entries.

Submission Guidelines

  • The design needs to be submitted as 300 dpi JPEG file with a brief write-up of your concept in less than 150 words along with the entry, along with the designer’s name, age and institute/company details.
  • Entries for the competition have to be in the send tocode@gdgoenka.ac.in.
  • Last date of submission of the design is 15th December 2016
  • Announcement of the shortlisted candidates 22nd December 2016
  • Last date of submission of the final prototype is 15th January 2017
  • The designers have to bear all the expenses of their travel and sending the prototype at GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design.
  • Installation of the prototype/installation is entirely the responsibility of the designer.
  • Any damage to the prototype before the start of the event is entirely the responsibility of the designer


Tim Bolton

Vice Principal Academic, Plymouth College of Art (PCA)

Traditional Crafts and New Technologies Plymouth College of Art is committed to maintaining traditional craft making skills alongside the innovative use of new technologies.

Recently the College has invested £8million in state of the art workshops for textiles, metals, wood, ceramics and glass. As part of this development the College also created one of the first FabLabs in the UK, providing opportunities for students and businesses to use a wide range of new digital manufacturing processes.

Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary practice together with the mix of traditional and new technologies to support design and make has created a unique creative learning environment. The challenge is to ensure students are able to develop as much confidence and agency in all elements of the making journey, able to subvert and invent processes, as much as develop new products.

Shantanu Kwatra

Co Founder at 3Dexter

Shantanu has done his Btech in IT (information technology). He wants to make a difference in the current education sector by integrating technology with the existing classroom learning experience to enhance real time learning. He has a vision of an educated world rather than a learned one where people understand the true nature of knowledge. He has worked with various social, non profit organizations to understand the current education scenario and on the other side has had the corporate experience of running a company and what it takes to build one. He has always keen to learn and understand new innovations to create a better world.


3D Printing is a process of creating solid physical objects from solid, physical models from CAD designs. The students will be introduced to different aspects of 3D Printing mainly the Computer Aided Design, Slicing, 3D Printing of objects and hands on experience on different kind of technologies that are used in 3D Printing that are the 3D Scanner and 3D pens.



Registration fees for the conference along with the workshop (for students) are as follows:

Professionals 5000
Faculty/Academician 4000
Students 1000

This will include

  • A pass to attend the conference and talks
  • A conference kit
  • Mid morning tea, lunch, high tea for Day
Participants who require accommodation, it can be facilitated by the organising committee for extra charges.

Contact Us

GD Goenka School of Fashion & Design

Sohna Gurgaon Road,
Haryana, India

Organising Committee
Mobile: +91 124 3315900
Email: code@gdgoenka.ac.in

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