Grand challenges represent critical societal needs where there exist larger-than-life barriers (and opportunities) without foreseeable solutions in the near future. It is important to undertake grand challenges as part of a forward-looking and innovative approach to technologically-intensive design.
The SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) is a world premier scholarly hub for technologically-intensive design science, research and practice. It is a multi-million dollar centre based both in Singapore at SUTD, and in Cambridge, MA, USA at MIT, with academic and industrial partners from around the world. IDC faculty, researchers and students work together to design devices, products, systems, services and the built environment that address strategic needs of Singapore, the greater Asian region, the US, and the global community. At the same time, the IDC studies and advances the design process and design science, seeking to develop new tools and methods for design practice and education. [Read More]