Impact Week India in Shillong, Meghalaya                    from 03 - 11 July, 2024

After being home to our biggest Impact Week yet in 2023, the city of Shillong will host us once again for an Impact Week. Together with our partner, the PRIME hub and the Martin Luther Christian University, we will create an innovative learning experience for young minds in the region of Meghalaya. 

What to expect in Shillong?

With our two-module approach, we will train a new cohort of Junior Coaches by guiding them through a 3-day „Train-the-Coach“ phase. The first part of the workshop will take place at the PRIME Hub.

The international and local participants will then take their new role as Design Thinking Coaches and work together with the students of the Martin Luther Christian University in Shillong to find solutions for local challenges. This defines the „practical phase“ and will give the new Coaches the unique opportunity to directly implement what they have just learned, while being guided by experienced Senior Coaches along the journey.


The innovative and customer-focused orientation of the Design Thinking methodology helps all participants to challenge their way of tackling a problem. The unique spirit of the Impact Week experience will definitely inspire you to look at entrepreneurship and social innovation in a completely different light.


Apply to secure one of our limited spots on the international Junior Coach Team!

With completion of our program you will be certified as a „Junior Design Thinking Coach“ and become a multiplier of the methodology in your professional and private life.

Applications are now open until 15 May. 

How does the Impact Week work?

The concept of Impact Weeks consists of two modules.

In a three-day learning phase, international innovation talents and lecturers from local universities are trained as Design Thinking coaches. During the practical phase, our Impact Week Challenge, the trained coaches apply their new skills and help students identify challenges within their respective societies and solve them using innovative business models.

Upon completion of the program, you will be a trained coach who has already applied the methodology. You'll gain key skills through Design Thinking, such as innovation, customer focus, and implementation orientation. In addition, Impact Week promotes local entrepreneurship and social innovation. We enable our local partners to apply Design Thinking themselves and run their own Impact Weeks.

What are the focus areas for challenges?

Each participating team will work on one focus area. The students can choose their focus area in the application process and get matched accordingly. Then it is up to them to own the challenge and create an innovative idea to tackle it – always keeping the Design Thinking methodology at heart.

We will update the challenges once they are determined. 

Conditions for Participants

The participation fee for the Design Thinking training, including accommodation and meals, is €2,995


Not included in the offer are travel costs to and from Shillong, visa, vaccinations and recreational activities.


This Impact Week is scheduled in the Central European Time (UTC +5:30)

Date Activity

13 February

Registration opens for participation
15 May

Registration Closes

11 May Virtual kick-off meeting of all participants 
01 July Travel to Shillong
03 - 05 July Train the Coach: Our Junior Coaches get a professional Design Thinking training
08 - 11 July Impact Week Shillong – 4 days Design Thinking Challenge
11 July Pitch day and closing ceremony of Impact Week India 2024


Teams will receive details regarding exact timings of the event after registration confirmation & selection.

Do you have further questions?

Contact the organizing team for Impact Week India 2024:

Impact Week Team 

Jude del Rosario

Andrea Quintero


Marketing & Communications

We cordially thank Lufthansa Group Airlines for their support in the form of special fares for Impact Week!