Design Innovation Centre (DIC) ‘NAVAASHAY’-नवाशय, is one of the twenty DICs being set up in the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India under the national initiative for setting up of Design Innovation Centre. The centre aims to develop design and innovation culture in the Institute by primarily addressing the problems of the North-West Himalayan region and other national priority areas. It dovetails the presence of three partner institutes (hub) – Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), (spokes) -National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand (NITUK) and G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUA&T).
नवाशय facilitates its partners to forge mutually beneficial linkages to initiate and assist innovation activities and act as a catalyst and facilitator for Innovation in the country. Its primary objective is to create an ecosystem that connects and facilitates various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support. By promoting innovation, channeling various incentives that benefit the cluster, DIC acts as an incubating body managing the growth of innovation in this ecosystem.
नवाशय is a platform for Innovation activities to facilitate and guide development of ideas into innovative applications that can benefit society directly or can be marketed successfully.