MIT Institute of Design
Nachiket Thakur
Prof. Dr. Nachiket Thakur
H.O.D. Transportation Design
He has worked as a Strategist & Executioner offering 20 years of design, innovation led transformational experience in various industries. Worked as Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development, Science & Technology Park, Pune, he has mentored innovators and new technology startups, Head, R&D for Araymond India.
Nachiket has worked as a Head of Innovation Center and GM Product Design & Development at Mahindra Composites, Pune, as Principle Designer at Forbes Marshall, Pune and as Product Designers at Design Directions. He has been awarded PhD by Pune University for his study of impact of new product design processes on success of a product.
He hold Masters in Design from Industrial Design Center IIT Bombay and is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from MIT Pune.

He is Founder Trustee and Member National Executive Committee of Association of Designers of India and Advisor to Bamboo Development Board, Govt of Maharashtra. He is recipient of three ICERP-JEC Innovation awards in composites in 2008 & 2011. He is also the recipient of BW-NID Design excellence award in 2004.