MIT Institute of Design



Prof. Dr. Nachiket Thakur

MIT Institute of Design

Nachiket has a Masters degree in Industrial Design from one of the premier institutes – Industrial Design Center, IIT Mumbai. Finished his Mechanical Engineering from Pune University before doing his masters. He completed his PhD on ‘Study of Impact of Product Design Processes on success of new products’ from University of Pune. Has a rich experience in the field of product design for software, automobile, truck, tractor, medical equipment’s, electronic appliances & craft based products. He has expertise in new product development, materials & processes for various applications. Nachiket has worked as a Strategist & executioner offering 20 years of design, innovation led transformational experience in various industries.

Result focused with proven ability to demonstrate success through insightful market pulse, effective resource management and appropriate technology deployment. Extensively travelled the world for new technology, design & product opportunities. Talent for proactively identifying the need of the market and offering solutions to gain industry leadership

Working as Professor and HoD Transportation Design at MIT Institute of Design under the Art, Design & Technology University Pune
Worked as Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development, Science & Technology Park, ( STP ) Pune ( Promoted by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India ). Involved in mentoring innovators and new technology startups

Worked as Head, Research and Development team for Araymond India. ARaymond is a 150 year old French multinational company in the auto component space. Work for Automobile, Truck, Industrial, Agriculture and Life sectors. Established the Araymond Technology Center in Pune.

Worked as Head of Innovation Center and GM Product Design & Development at Mahindra Composites, Pune for ten years. Worked as Principle Designer at Forbes Marshall, Pune for five years.

Started his career with the leading design & innovation consultancy in India – Design Directions, Pune

He is recipient of three ICERP-JEC Innovation awards in composites for automobile and wind energy applications in 2008 & 2011. He is also the recipient of BW-NID Design excellence award in 2004.

He is founder trustee and National Executive member of Association of Designers of India.

Founder of Bamboo Vishwa, established in 2004 is an association of bamboo enthusiasts working to popularize bamboo and its applications. Nachiket has created around 75 products for various applications in bamboo. Bamboo Vishwa trains artisans & students in developing bamboo products. He is also the Director He is member of the Advisory board of Maharashtra Bamboo Development Board constituted by the Government of Maharashtra.