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Innovation Pathway

Center of excellence in Design Thinking & Innovation

The Center of Excellence in Design Thinking and Innovation, encourages collaboration between international faculty and researchers to promote DT approach & Innovation in thrust areas and its application in solving the industry problems. The center reaches out to the global community to share their knowledge, infrastructure and expertise in problem solving using DT based approach. It encourages students exchange programs and internships from leading universities and research Labs. Students are encouraged to carry out specific studies and short-term projects, by utilising the global infrastructure and subject matter experts.

SNS institution focuses on major thrust areas of technologies viz.,

  • Robotics & Automation
  • AR/VR Metaverse Gaming & Digital Twins
  • Data Science / AI / ML
  • Internet of Things
  • Communication and Growth Tech
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
  • Low Code Development 

The major thrust areas of technologies are applied to the following industry verticals viz.,

  • Agriculture and food technology
  • Health care
  • Power / Energy
  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automobile
  • Retail [FMCG], Real Estate, Entertainment & Finance [BFSI]
  • Smart City / Manufacturing 

  • To teach emerging innovation technologies and their applications towards modern industrial needs by identifying potential problems and solutions using design thinking.
  • To expand the knowledge base, resources and expertise, by reaching out globally so that students can innovate, incubate and evolve their ideas into startups.


The research work carried out by SNS faculty are listed under the thrust areas to showcase the expertise available inhouse. 

# Details Total
1 No. of Research Papers Indexed in SCOPUS/SCI Databases 210
2 No. of Research Papers listed in UGC Approved Journals / Google Scholar Indexed 366
3 No. of Papers Presented in International Conferences 387
4 No. of Books Published 50
5 No. of Patents Published 27

Innovations beyond Imagination

“SNS IBI LIQUID STUDIO – Innovations beyond Imagination” was launched on 9.04.2019. Dr.S.Nalin Vimal Kumar, Technical Director, SNS Institution inaugurated the studio. As an outcome of an Ideathon – Hackathon: Talent Trap 2018-2019, 15 wining innovative projects were displayed as a prototype and product in our SNS IBI LIQUID STUDIO.


Design Thinking based industrial projects

# Title of the Project Project Team Members Industry Verticals Product/Prototype Special Mention
1 Hybrid bot Rini Unnikrishna
Sakthi Murukan
Defense Prototype DST Sponsored
2 Angular Pursuit Immanual Jeo Sherine
Defense Prototype Patent Filed
3 Note me Monesh
Naveen Kumar
FinTech Product Market Ready
4 Reinforcement Bricks Aravinda Raj
Smart City Product PSG STEP Funding
Patent Published
5 Smart Sanaky Shelvaaathithyan
Arun Karthikeyan
Smart City Product Market Ready
6 Traffic Controller Kavibharathi
Ashwini Latha
Smart City Prototype Top 10 in GCT Ideathon
7 Waste to Wealth Dinesh
Jagadeesh Kumar
Smart City Product Market Ready
8 Smart Library Surjith Bharathi
Praveen Kumar
Smart City Prototype Converted as a Startup
9 Smart Attendance Pratheep
Mark Romario Williams
Keerthi Kumar
Smart City Product Forge Accelerator Mentoring
Market Ready
10 Water Flow Meter Divya
Smart City Product Forge Accelerator Mentoring
Market Ready
11 Life Saver Sandeep
Health Care Prototype Patent Filed
12 Walking on Water Davinus Malden Kamil
Melshida Trinadise Kamil
Automobile Prototype Patent Filed
13 Smart Helmet Vergil Heleena
Yogesh Raj
Automobile Product Market Ready
Patent Published
14 Smart Electricity Monitor Nandhakumar
Raj Kumar
Energy Prototype Consultancy
15 Agreegeek Karthickraj
Kishore Karthi
Agriculture Prototype Consultancy

liquid studio

product showcase

Composite Tile
Screw Type 3D Printing Filament Extruder
Salt Spray Test Rig
Gypsum Fibre Reinforced Bricks (GFRB)
Drill Jig for Pump body
Slurry Erosion test rig
Water Flow Meter
Automatic Chapathi Making Machine
SMS controlled air-conditioning system
Minimum Quantity Lubrication setup