LUMA Institute partners with Founding Fuel to help entrepreneurs

Through the partnership, LUMA will bring tools to create and deliver highly-valuable solutions for entrepreneurs on Founding Fuel's platform

New Delhi: LUMA Institute, a US firm that helps individuals and organizations to accelerate innovation through design thinking, has partnered with India-based Founding Fuel, an online learning hub for entrepreneurs.

Through the partnership, LUMA will bring tools to create and deliver highly-valuable solutions for entrepreneurs on Founding Fuel’s platform.

Founding Fuel serves content, learning solutions and a curated marketplace for entrepreneurial products and services to its community of entrepreneurs.

To start with, LUMA and Founding Fuel will offer a public workshop, LUMA’s first in south Asia, in Mumbai on 7-8 December.

“We are thrilled to be working with Founding Fuel to spread knowledge and use of design thinking skills in India," said Chris Pacione, chief executive officer, LUMA, in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Design thinking, also referred to as human-centered design, is an approach to new value creation that focuses on people’s needs and desires when designing a new product, process or experience.

“Entrepreneurial leaders in India will get access to truly premium learning opportunities and a chance to learn and apply a relevant set of tools that allows them to re-imagine their businesses," said C.S. Swaminathan, co-founder and director, Founding Fuel.

“By partnering with LUMA Institute, our community will have access to world-class public content and practical resources from LUMA," said Arup Mazumdar, Founding Fuel’s chief evangelist for design thinking.

LUMA, founded in 2010, has helped numerous organizations such as Honeywell, American Express, Autodesk, and the US Office of Personnel Management integrate design thinking into their respective workplaces.

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