Design Clinic scheme is to enhance industry understanding and application of design and innovation, and to promote design as a value adding activity and integrate it into mainstream business and industrial processes of MSMEs
The Design Clinic scheme will help MSMEs to avail independent advice on all aspects of design. It helps MSMEs realize and achieve their design-related objectives. Practical support is provided to MSMEs via one-to-one advice, seminars, and workshops. This specialist advice is provided by experienced designers for new product development as well as enhancing existing product portfolio. The purpose of design is doing things better, improving a situation, making a positive difference. The role of design in business is creating value.
The funding assistance will be provided to the MSMEs for engagement of design consultants and professionals and other admissible items under the project as per the guidelines.
Design Clinic will be guided by the following key principles:
Assistance under the scheme will be available for the benefits of micro, small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing segments as per the definition of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act, 2006).
Funding support of –
Expert agencies (Industry Associations, Technical Institutions or other appropriate bodies), for conducting seminars and workshops, MSMEs or groups of MSMEs, Academic Institutes/ design companies/ design consultants, etc., applying as co applicants along with a designated MSME.
Expert agencies can directly apply to design clinic centres expressing intent to conduct workshops and seminars.
MSMEs can apply alone or along with a design company or a design consultant/academic institute for design projects by submission of a proposal to the Design Clinic Centre or through the internet by making an online application.
Apply online at: www.dcmsme.gov.in/schemes/DesignClinic.htm
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