Professor Bhavin Kothari is Senior Faculty with Strategic Design Management discipline at National Institute of Design. Prof Kothari is a qualified Engineer–Planner from CEPT University and has pursued another master in Intellectual Property Rights from NALSAR University. He has more than 21 years of experience.
Prof Kothari has generated special interest in circular economy and related areas. He has actively worked to facilitate and generate Intellectual Property (IP) awareness in designer fraternity in general and at NID in particular. Prof Kothari has been instrumental in revamping Strategic Design Management curriculum at NID besides developing, strengthening and delivering it.
Professor Kothari is innovation specialist and likes mentoring corporate on strategically designing their organizations imbibing ‘Design Thinking’ and ‘Innovation Management.’ His professional interest also includes Organization Design and Designing Business Models for the Creative Industries.
Prof Kothari has good knowledge about the emerging trends and paradigms in the field of Strategic Design Management and circular economy with a research aptitude. He has been trained in Design Management through Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) at Japan. Prof Kothari has published, attended, organized and presented at many forums and conference in the areas of his expertise.
Strategic Design Planning, Intellectual Property, Innovation Management, Change Management, Design Audit, Craft Incubation and management, Business Model Innovation, Organisation Design, Circular Economy are few of his main areas of academic and research interests. He is faculty mentor for the design management at NID.
He is Executive Board Member of the Gujarat Innovation Society. Professor Kothari is mentoring Gujarat Technological University to incorporate Design Thinking in their engineering curriculum of all the streams. Prof Kothari helped in setting up National Institute of Design at Kurukshetra, as faculty advisor for the education programme.
Professor Kothari supports Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) initiative of NITI AYOG, GoI. Prof Kothari has been a party to help the Innovation Initiative support task force especially to develop Innovation Tool‐Kit initiated by the Prime Minister’s Office. Prof Kothari is faculty mentor for his student, recipient of the Schmidt‐MacArthur Fellowship programme of Ellen MacArthur Foundation on Circular Economy.