Monthly Archives: April 2012

Design Public III: An Overview in Pictures

What really happened at the third edition of Design Public? In many ways, it was all much more than we can wrap our heads around. While more reflective accounts of the day will soon follow, this is a quick overview … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of Design Public III

This time around, we’ve received far more media coverage than in either of the previous two editions of Design Public. While a lot of the coverage has focused on the launch of the Bihar Innovation Lab, we have also had … Continue reading

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Panel 4: What Do We Need to Do To Build an Innovation Society?

It has become a tradition at various editions of Design Public for us to use the final session of the day to reflect on the many idea that have come out in various panels and breakout sessions and to ask … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Design Public 3

After every prior event, I’ve been moved to try to synthesize and organize everything that we at CKS have learned and achieved, in a reasonable sized blogpost. This particular edition of Design Public defies all that. It was larger, more complex, … Continue reading

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Breakout Four: Need-Based Startup Innovation

Sunil Abraham from CIS led this breakout session along with Khushboo Hasija from CKS. It focused on the question of how best to incubate startups that focus on the grand challenges of society. The logic of this session is to … Continue reading

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Breakout Two: Reimagining Rural Innovation

This session was moderated by Divya Datta from the Center for Knowledge Societies. It discussed ways in which participatory approaches to innovation in the rural context could be most effective. While there are some examples of innovations in the various … Continue reading

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Breakout Three: 50 Steps to an Innovation Society

Bhairavi Jani, India at 75, led this thematic breakout session along with Sneha Raman from CKS, with Chakshu Roy, PRS. It focused on specific steps that governments, corporations, social agencies, academics and individual citizens can take to better articulate and … Continue reading

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Breakout One: Cocreating Smarter Cities

This breakout session was moderated by Jeby Cherian from IBM along with Namrata Mehta and Ekta Ohri from CKS. They aimed to articulate a common understanding of the components of a ‘Smart City’, specifically in the Indian context. The session … Continue reading

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Inauguration of the Bihar Innovation Lab

We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the Bihar Innovation Lab (BIL), a project that we have been working tirelessly to realize ever since the idea was first born at the maiden Design Public Conclave in Delhi … Continue reading

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Panel 3: Imagining India as an Innovation Society

This panel was chaired by Shanker Annaswamy, head of IBM India; Ashok Alexander, director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation India; Aditya Dev Sood, head of CKS in India; Sukumar Ranganathan, editor of MINT; and Sunil Abraham of the … Continue reading

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