Welcome to IDEAS-2024

The international symposium IDEAS-2024, jointly hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Queen's University Canada, focuses on addressing critical disparities in resource distribution and economic imbalances impacting the Global South. It provides a vital platform for end-users, practitioners, researchers, and academicians to delve into the challenges at the intersection of design, engineering, and resource constraints. The symposium aims to unravel the complexities of global disparities through interdisciplinary collaborations, fostering innovative, cost-effective solutions tailored to the socio-economic and environmental contexts of developing nations. By catalyzing discussions and partnerships, IDEAS-2024 strives to contribute significantly towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improving life in resource-constrained environments.
Symposium Topics


Exploration of sustainable local materials
Sustainable product, process, and system design
Design intervention in Rural Livelihood system in the Global South
Design and Innovation in the health, water, and energy systems
Design for rejuvenating the Handloom and handicraft sector
Ergonomic intervention for sustainable global development
Design intervention for conversion of waste into wealth
Frugal Innovation
Frugality studies
Engineering Education for sustainability, knowledge, technology transfer, and global development
Design for Green Entrepreneurship, natural resource management, and circular economy

Queen's University


IIT Roorkee

Schedule Plan

  • Day 01 19 Oct 2024
  • Day 02 20 Oct 2024
  • Details to be updated soon


*Dates and mode of payment will be updated soon.

Registration Category Early Bird Fee (+GST) Regular Registration Fee (+GST)
Indian Delegates INR 7,500 INR 9,000
Students INR 4,000 INR 5,500
Foreign Delegates USD300 USD400
Students USD150 USD200
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Why Choose IDEAS-2024?

The symposium will provide a vibrant platform for young researchers, design professionals, academicians, and technocrats to discuss the complexities of global disparities, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships that inspire solutions aligned with the diverse needs of developing countries.

The following are the proposed activities planned for this symposium:
  • Invited/keynote presentations from eminent national/international experts and practitioners.
  • Presentations of full-length peer-reviewed papers.
  • Poster display, panel discussion, design exhibition and workshops.