Emerging Design, Innovation and Technology (EDIT) workshop: Medical Device Design

organised by
Department of Design,
Indian Insitute of Technology, Roorkee

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12-23 MAY 2023

About the Workshop

The Indian healthcare sector is expected to reach $280 billion USD by 2025. It is already one of the top 20 medical device markets in the world and yet, India imports over 70% of its medical devices. Currently the medical device market in India is valued at $5.2 billion USD and is projected to grow tenfold within a decade. Since 1940s, India has relied on the Drugs and Cosmetics Act to regulate the medical device industry. Most medical devices, however, were designed and developed completely by U.S. and European based companies. In 2017-2018, the Indian Medical Device Rules were enacted and further Amended in 2020 covering various aspects of device regulations, classifications, registration, manufacturing, import, and post-market requirements. Currently, India does not have a robust university level program for medical device engineering.

In view of the current need for biomedical research and teaching, IIT Roorkee takes an initiative to develop a training program in collaboration with Texas A&M University. This workshop aims to facilitate design of biomedical devices for Indian market, inspired by the current government initiative, Make in India. This workshop will be an amalgamation of Texas A&M University’s pedagogy, and, design and technology of IIT Roorkee. The objective of this workshop is to familiarize students with present research gaps in medical device design and their practical importance and ideate a competent solution.


Challenges in medical device design and problem identification
Design specification and concept ideation
Down selection
CAD modeling and prototyping
Human factor design and user testing
Failure analysis
Market analysis: pricing and IP
Regulatory concerns

Key Speakers

Prof. Charles W.Peak
Texas A&M University

Prof. Inderdeep Singh
IIT Roorkee

Organizing Committee


Prof. K.K. Pant
Director, IIT Roorkee


Prof. Inderdeep Singh
Head, Department of Design


Prof. Saptarshi Kolay
Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Architecture & Planning

Prof. Sandipan Paul
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Important Dates

01 Dec 2022 - 15 Feb 2023

Early Registration

16 Feb 2023 - 01 April 2023

Late Registration

12 May 2023 - 23 May 2023

Workshop Dates

Registration Fees

Early Registration fee: INR 3000

Late Registration fee: INR 4000

Bank Details

Name of the bank: State Bank of India

Account Name: Conference, Seminar, Symposium & Wshop IIT ROORKEE

Account No: 33136732957

Branch Code: 1069

IFSC Code: SBIN0001069

MICR Code: 247002094

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Contact Information

You can reach us at edit2023@design.iitr.ac.in

Saptarshi Kolay
Assistant Professor,
Department of Design,
IIT Roorkee
Email: saptarshi.kolay@ar.iitr.ac.in
Phone: +91 1332285732,
+91 7439979147

Sandipan Paul
Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering,
IIT Roorkee
Email: sandipan.paul@ce.iitr.ac.in
Phone: +91 1332285515

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend the workshop?

Students from Indian institutes with interest in medical device design, Indian professionals working in the health sector. The maximum number of participants will be 40.

Is there any accomodation available?

On-campus accommodation is available on a shared basis.