Alternative Technology has developed and maintained associations
We are dedicated to continuing our tradition of developing new alliances and rekindling old associations for doing programs that aim to create a meaningful positive shift in local communities and economies.
Support for Design Workshops by Academic Institutions
GD Goenka University of New Delhi | Politecnico di Milano
In 2016, Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical university in Italy, along with a private Italian firm Canovahome, hosted a workshop for a group of students from the GD Goenka University of New Delhi .
These students learned to design rugs as a part of their workshop. Alternative Technology had provided our design software 'Galaincha' for the program. In the workshop, the students used Galaincha to render their designs for creating a realistic look. The final designs by the students were presented and 5 of the designs were selected by Canovahome to display in their showroom in Milan.
This program has been listed in a Mexican Journal 'Journal Semestral del Departamento de Diseño' of Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), one of Mexico's top private educational institutions as one of the best practices for using design to create a positive local impact.
Namuna College of Fashion Technology
Alternative Technology conducted a month-long training program of Galaincha software on the premises of Namuna College of Fashion Technology (NCFT) in partnership with NCFT and the Alumni Association of Namuna College of Fashion Technology (AANCFT) in 2013. A total of 11 trainees including the college's alumni and faculty took part in the event. The training program was concluded with a closing ceremony. During the closing ceremony of the training program, designs developed by the trainees were displayed and certificates of participation were also distributed to the trainees.
We welcome similar opportunities of collaborating with educational institutions to offer our products and training services for organizing workshops that aim to create a positive impact in local communities and economies.