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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

Keynote Speakers

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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 30th July 2016
  • last date for submission of full papers 15th September 2016

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 30th September 2016

Design Competition

Calling all designers to experiment and innovate and expand the boundaries of 3D Printing and Sustainability in Design. Code 2016 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 2016.
  • 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 30th Aug 2016
  • Last date of submission of the final prototype is 31st Oct 2016
  • 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


We are Inviting proposals for conducting workshops on Design from experts in the Industry



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 and dinner for Day 1
  • Mid morning tea, lunch, high tea for Day 2
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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