Ahmedabad Design Week

About the Ahmedabad Design Week

Ahmedabad Design Week, a design festival event organised annually by Karnavati University is a global confluence of designers, thinkers, academicians, researchers and industry captains and entrepreneurs who discuss, deliberate and dissect ‘application of design’ in various industries. + Know More
Ahmedabad Design Week (ADW) debuted as India Design Confluence (IDC), a three-day design festival organised from 23rd to 25th November 2018. Inspired by 'Make in India', IDC promoters felt it was an apt moment for the emergence of 'Design in India'. Thus, was born Ahmedabad Design Week an extension of IDC. The first edition of ADW was organised from 17th to 19th January 2020 at Ahmedabad themed 'Design in India' with a vision to initiate efforts to make Ahmedabad as the Design Capital of India. Second edition of ADW was organised from 3rd to 7th February 2021 at Ahmedabad themed 'Toy'ing with Design. The Third edition of Ahmedabad Design Week is scheduled from 26th to 28th February 2022. The Theme of ADW 2022 is Design and Innovation in Defence and Aerospace.

Ahmedabad Design Week 3.0 Theme

Design and Innovation

in Defence

and Aerospace

The world is waiting for the new era of design and innovation to unfold in the Defence and Aerospace sector. With the advent of cutting-edge and trailblazing ideas and products, India is at the forefront of design and technological leadership. Do you wish to become the warrior off the field to support the warrior on the field?


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Collaborative Workshop

Pedagogy | Sustainablity | Interaction Design

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Art Installations




Panel Discussion


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DRDO Defence Innovation Challenge

DRDO Defence Innovation Challenge has been launched by DDTII in Association with Ahmedabad Design Week (ADW) aimed at supporting Startups/MSMEs/Innovators to create prototypes and/or commercialise products/solutions in the area of National Defence and Security.

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Visitor’s Registration

Are you a design connoisseur? Do you have a knack for designing and crafting products?
Any innovator, start-up or design maverick working on an innovative and robust design can explore the ever-changing and exhilarating world of design by registering for this event here.

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DRDO Townhall


Our Workshops


Panel Discussion

Speakers at ADW 3.0

Event Schedule
26-28 FEB 2022

  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
26th Feb, 2022Ahmedabad Design Week 3.0
10:30 - 12:30

Inauguration Session

12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, PVSM, UYSM, YSM, VSM (retd.)
Former Director General, Defence Intelligence Agency

15:00 - 16:00

Dr. Sudhir Mishra
Distinguished Scientist and Former DG, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace

16:00 - 17:00

Wing Commander Saurabh Chauhan
Indian Air Force

17:00 - 19:00

Panel Discussion: “Defence R & D in India : Designing for 2050 The Road Ahead”

27th Feb, 2022Ahmedabad Design Week 3.0
11:00 - 12:15

DRDO Townhall

Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO

Air Marshal Ajit S. Bhonsle, AVSM, VSM (retd.)

Former Member, Union Public Service Commission

Smt. Anju Sharma, IAS

Principal Secretary, Labour, Skill Development and Employment Dept., Govt of Gujarat

Dr. Amit Prashant

Officiating Director, Indian Institute of Technolgy (IIT-Gandhinagar)

Dr. A K S Suryavanshi

Vice Chancellor, Karnavati University

12:15 - 12:45

Major General M. Indrabalan

Additional Director General NCC, Bihar & Jharkhand, NCC

12:45 - 13:05

Harsha Kikkeri
CEO, HoloSuit

13:05 - 13:30

Lt. Gen. B S Jaswal, PVSM, Bar to AVSM, VSM (retd.)

Former Commander, Northern Command, Indian Army and Former GOC-in-C, ARTRAC

13:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Rear Admiral Rahul Kumar Shrawat, AVSM (retd.)

Chairman & Managing Director, Naval Group India

14:30 - 15:15

Dr. Greg Autry
Clinical Professor of Space Leadership, Policy & Business, Arizona State University

15:15 - 16:00

Kshitiz Anand
Associate Vice President, Design – Paytm

16:00 - 16:45

Prahlad Kakar
Founder, Genesis Film Production

16:45 - 17:30

Manish Bhatt
Founder, Director, Scarecrow Communications

17:30 - 18:15

Bandana Jain
Founder, Bandana Jain Studio

18:15 - 19:00

Kedar Nimkar
Founder, Audiogyan.com and Vice President, Design – Jupiter (neo bank)

19:00 -

Evening Session (19:00 onwards)

28th Feb, 2022Ahmedabad Design Week 3.0
10:00 - 10:30

Richard McCallum
Vice Chairman, UK India Business Council

10:30 - 11:15

Siddhartha Jayakar
CEO and Co-Founder, Labyrinth Cinematic Solutions (VFX Expert)

11:15 - 12:00

Nitin Zihani Choudhary
Production Designer, Art Director and Illustrator

12:00 - 12:45

Satish Gokhale

Head of Product Design, DesignDirectons

12:45 - 14:30


14:30 - 16:00

Panel Discussion: “Design Technology Innovation – A merger to intensify design for defence”


– Amit Krishn Gulati

– Prof. Dhiraj Kumar

– Satish Gokhale

– Lolita Dutta

– Dr. Satish Chandra

– Rahul Dutta

16:00 - 17:20

The Finalé – the concluding programme 

Bhargavi V

Co-Founder & Partner, Java Capital

Saurabh Nair

Relationship Manager, GVFL Ltd.

Milapsinh Jadeja

Founder, Iroller Capital Pvt. Ltd.

Vaibhav Shah

Chairman, TiE Ahmedabad

Managing Director, Monarch Networth Capital Ltd

Vinod Agrawal

Chairman, CII Gujarat State Council

Managing Director, Arunaya Organics Pvt. Ltd.

Pathik Patwari

Sr. Vice President, GCCI

Director, Nexus Infratech Pvt. Ltd.

Chiranjiv Patel

Managing Director, PC Snehal Group

Chairperson, Taskforce Committee (Construction and Infrastructure), GCCI

Dr. Rutvij Patel

17:20 - 17:30

Announcement of the shortlisted Accelerators

18:00 -

Evening Programme  ( 18:00 onwards )

                                        Session timings are subject to change.Limited Seating. Seating is on first-come basis with mandatory prior registration.*T&C Apply


DRDO Townhall


Our Workshops


Panel Discussion







Evening Sessions

The second and third day of Ahmedabad Design Week shall host two critically acclaimed artists for the evening session. These two artists who need no introduction have excelled in their craft par excellence. Access to these Evening Sessions are only for valid visitor pass holders with limited seating. So book your seats now.

27th Feb 2022

An Evening with
Shri Piyush Mishra

28th Feb 2022

An Evening with
Shri Abhishek Upmanyu

Past Speakers

Get in touch with us


Karnavati University

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Convention Centre
North Extension Campus,
Adalaj-Uvarsad Road,
At.&Po.: Uvarsad,
Dist.: Gandhinagar,
PIN: 382422 Gujarat

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+91 98250 07573