Following the success of the inaugural Sustainable Markets Initiative’s (SMI) Terra Carta Design Lab, the SMI is launching the next Design Lab on a global scale during 28 September 2023, to discover student-led, high-impact solutions to the climate crisis.

Terra Carta Design Lab was launched by His Majesty King Charles III, in his former role as the Prince of Wales, and Sir Jony Ive in 2021, in partnership with the Royal College of Art. The Terra Carta aims to provide an integrated roadmap towards an inspiring, inclusive, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable future for the sake of present and future generations; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.

This year, the Design Lab is expanding its search and partnered with four prestigious design schools from across the world:

1) National Institute of Design Ahmedabad (India)

2) Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (UAE)

3) Rhode Island School of Design (USA)

4) Royal College of Art (UK)

The competition is split into stages, running from Autumn 2023 to Autumn 2024, with shortlists from each school being judged by a Global Judging Panel, led by renowned designer, Sir Jony Ive. Winners will be announced in Autumn 2024.

Who Can Apply: The competition is open to all students and alumni of NID (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bengaluru campuses), for the following joining years:

BDes - 2016 to 2020 and  MDes - 2018 to 2022

Date of Launch of Competition: 28 September, 2023 (Thursday)

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More Details of the Competition: In due course

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Note on Intellectual Property Rights Any projects submitted for TCDL should be original work, not submitted anywhere else for competition, incubation, exhibition, publication, etc. This embargo is applicable through the tenure of the Lab and until the finalists are announced. All work done by students for this competition will follow the standard IP clauses for student work at NID. All work done by alumni for this project will have the IP shared with NID for the tenure of the competition till the announcement of the finalists. If your entry is part of the global shortlist, SMI's rules will apply.