MUMBAI, India — March 14, 2022 — upGrad Knowledge Hut, Bangalore-based technology skilling provider and a part of Asia’s Higher Edtech major, upGrad, today announced the roll out of its much-awaited Design Thinking program, in collaboration with TinkerLabs, an innovation training and consulting firm.

The new program aims to equip the professionals across sectors to build design thinking skills and empower them to develop innovative solutions for critical problems.

Design thinking is catalyst to innovation, especially when businesses operate in volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) environment. In addition, with rapid digitization of business and emergence of AI and ML technology, ethics is essential in decision making while developing new products, which can have an impact on the society. According to the World Economic Forum, analytical thinking and innovation will be in the top 10 skills of 2025 with complex problems and critical thinking analysis. The fundamentals of this program will aid the organizations to provide solutions through three key lenses of innovation including desirability, viability and feasibility.

The new program offered by upGrad KnowledgeHut will enable the workforce to harness the power of diverse perspectives and creativity within a short-duration of 12-14 hours of immersive learning. It is intended to help organizations or individuals, or teams understand and navigate the ambiguous problem, define clearer and actionable problem statements, conceptualize fresh ideas as well as provide an understanding on prototyping and testing them.

Commenting on the reverence of Design Thinking, Subramanyam Reddy, CEO and Founder, upGrad KnowledgeHut said, “Design thinking plays a pivotal role in decision-making and tackle problems that are ambiguous and difficult to define. Our program is offers combined expertise of upGrad KnowledgeHut along with Tinkerlabs, which is one of the best training and consulting firm. This program will empower the professionals to adopt the methodical approach of human centricity of design with the power of technology and business strategy.”

The new program is part of aggressive expansion plans since becoming part of edtech major upGrad last year.

The program aims to up skill C-suite executives for fulfilling a challenging role in the strategy and innovation space, mid-level and senior managers to enhance and innovate problem-solving skills to get higher level of role within or outside the organization, analyst and fresh graduates for being placed in a reputed company with a good salary. The workshop is immediately available to learners enrolling in its March, 2022 cohorts.