“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
Innovation Research Foundation (IRF) offers meaningful perspectives to education, research and professional development. The foundation is led through a consortium of forward looking educationists and professionals having diverse expertise through rich experience. The team offers specialised inputs to academia and industry in innovation thinking, design pedagogy and management skills. The Foundation engages with the universities, corporates and government agencies for programs, workshops and consulting projects of strategic and tactical involvement. IRF serves global clients based in India, China, Europe, Australia and USA.
Innovation Research Foundation (IRF) has conducted 273 workshops and seminars for K12 teachers, principals, for higher education and for corporate.
Innovation & Research Organization (IRF) is contributing to national development through range of innovative educational, vocational and training programs for schools, colleges and corporate sector. For these initiatives IIRF has active support of several Indian State Governments & Semi Government bodies.
Our first initiative Xplora Design Skool is a pioneer in animation and multimedia education having 147+ campuses across 22 states of India, training and providing employment to 4500+ students annually over the last decade. Our other initiatives are Design 4 School, Innovation 4 Schools and Multimedia 4 Schools training over 10000 students across 6 cities of Gujarat and 5 schools in USA through Prof. Martin Perlmutter of Harvard.
Individuals Directly Supporting the Foundation
Mr. Rohit Swarup : Recipient of Shiksha Bharti Puraskar 2009 & Indian Leadership Award for Educational Excellence 2010. Founder Director of Xplora Design Skool & Design 4 School. He is on the board of Asian Retail Congress. Consults and visits IIMA, NID, MICA, an external Jury member at NID.
Prof. Vijai Singh Katiyar : Academic Chairperson, NID (experience of around 2 decades in the area of design communication and innovation)
Dr. S D Verma : Previous Director School of Sciences, Gujarat University & a prominent Scientist. (NRI)
Dr. P K Sinha : Head of Dept. Retail & Marketing, Indian Institute of Management (IIM Ahmedabad)
Mr. Ninad Shastri : Director Xplora Design Skool & Design 4 School (experience of more than one decade in the area Information Technology Education)
Prof. Sekhar Mukherjee is the Head of Dept. Animation & New Media Design Department at NID and is the member of major Animation Councils across the world.
Prof. Gayatri Menon is Head, Toy & Game Design, National Institute of Design, NID) She has been Board Member of ITRA International Toy Research Association. She has been working in the field of Design Education for Schools since the last 8 years. (Involved with our Venture Design 4 School as an Expert)
Dr. Rajesh Asrani : Dean and Faculty In-charge GLS Institute of Management studies, Ex Faculty MICA (experience of more than one decade in the area of innovation, entrepreneurship and incubation)
Prof. Amar Gargesh is empowering through creativity for over 40 years. He is currently adjunct faculty at MICA.
Prof. Subhash Tendle is Head of Dept, Crafting Creative Communications Course, Mudra Institute of Communication. He is an alumnus of JJ School, former Creative Director at FCB-Ulka & helps design career in Visual Communication.
Our Partner Organizations
Xplora Design Skool
is India’s Premier Digital Media education i.e. Animation, Graphics & Web ISO 9001:2000 Company present at 147 Campuses in 21 states of India. Xplora received the prestigious ‘Shiksha Bharti Puraskar 2009’
for training and providing employment to 70000+ students over the last 16+ years, and, ‘Indian Leadership award for Education Excellence’
2010 by Indian Economic Development
& Research Association
for excellent curriculum and courses. Xplora Design Skool
offers the only International pathway program (with Canada) in Digital Media Design in India. Collaborations with Red River College Canada, Chitrakatha – National Institute of Design, BAOU BabaSaheb Ambedkar Open University
enrich the offerings. Xplora Design Skool
program are also running in Guiyang, Nanjing & Beijing China
& Lincoln University Malasiya
is an ISO certified education company that aims at address the 21st Century educational needs. Genesis of Futurz Xplored
was a result of extensive global research of over a decade by eminent academician from across the world. Currently Futurz Xplored
is impacting the lives of 100000+ students, teachers & professionals annually, through 2000+ schools & independent campuses in India, China, USA & Canada.
Range of educational programmes: In School programme Global 100
Innovation Schools, After School programme, Do it Yourself, Kits for teachers & parents, Workshops and Independent Campuses called as (i297). www.futurzxplored.com
was established in 1959 under the special act of Parliament of Republic of India, incorporated under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 is one of the premier technology institutions. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation. Education at IITK
empowers the students with a critical thinking led approach, scientific temperament and knowledge in science, engineering, management and humanities fields to solve problems that challenge humanity. Researchers at IITK
do high level research often at the forefront in its area. The diversity of research projects undertaken by IITK
is a measure of the strong track record of research at IITK
. The faculty of IITK develops significant research contributions to pure science, engineering, humanities, management, and design fields while empowering the next generation of students with a world-class education. Smart Systems Lab of IITK
was established with the aim to develop system-oriented solutions for various problems faced by industry. www.iitk.ac.in