Shillong ( Meghalaya), April 12 : PRIME in partnership with the German Airline Lufthansa and its NGO-arm Help Alliance hosted the Impact Week Meghalaya 2022 “Train the Trainers”workshop on April 9, at PRIME Startup Hub here in order to enable academic institutes in the state to develop entrepreneurial mindsets in their students based on the Design Thinking methodology.
The Impact Week had trainers from the reputed Lufthansa Group and various other multinational organizations joining in from across the world. 25 selected faculty members from academic institutes around the state were trained in Design Thinking methodology that allows rapid ideation and prototyping of new ideas, business models and concepts.
The Workshop started with a warm welcome address by Flo Oberhofer, Program Head, PRIME, followed by an introductory session by the Impact Week team who were present physically and virtually. Faculty Members were divided into 4 teams, each with a mentor to discuss, work together and learn more about the Design Thinking concept through Ideation, Prototyping and Testing Phase.
The workshop ended with a Q & A session where all the queries of the faculty members were answered elaborately. Further, faculty members also had a chance to give their feedback and their wishes and hopes that the workshop continues in the future so that they become key designers to formulate ideas and help unlock the potentials within the student through the Impact Week.
The next phase in the Impact Week 2022 Meghalaya series will be a full-day event with 50+ students from across the state on April 23 where they get to work on solving pressing issues of the state like Livelihood Creation, Pollution or Sustainable Tourism.