Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do YOU want to innovate for better rural healthcare?

We’re very pleased to announce that the Bihar Innovation Lab is all set for a mid-august kickoff with two extensive projects starting on the 27th of August, 2012. Over the next few months, the Lab will be applying itself to … Continue reading

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Solar Energy is improving quality of life in Assam

Solar energy has found its way into the remote villages of Assam, and has become the answer to power crisis in these regions. An article recently appeared in The Weekend Leader, which spoke about this eco-friendly trend the Baleswar village … Continue reading

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Design Innovation to improve healthcare

The Fast company lauds the efforts of D-Rev, a nonprofit technology design firm that aims to improve the health of people around the world living on under $4 per day. D-Rev’s innovations are all driven by people on the ground … Continue reading

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A New India Innovation Growth Program

The Department of Science and Technology is collaborating with the Lockheed Martin Corporation to develop a new program to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India, in partnership with the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, the University of Texas IC2 Institute … Continue reading

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Products that reveal their makers’ philosophy?

Why are some phones and tablets easier to use than others? And does a product’s usability also translate into it being easily fixable? Hardly, as any Apple repair person would tell you. The iPhone and iPad have screws of Apple’s … Continue reading

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Video: What Do We Need to Do to Build an Innovation Society?

Watch a brief summary of the fourth and final panel from Design Public III. Moderated by Aditya Dev Sood, the panel included M.P. Ranjan, Waltraut Ritter, Jeby Cherian, Arun Maira, Samir K. Brahmachari, Niyati Mehta, Bhairavi Jani and Divya Dutta. … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the CEO of the Gates Foundation

I was very pleasantly surprised last week when I received an invitation to a dinner hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The dinner, a networking event designed to introduce the new India Office Country Director, Mr. Girindre Beeharry, … Continue reading

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What is User-Centered Systems Innovation?

  Yesterday we had a business conversation with a client who is interested in improving the quality of their service delivery at the point of sale. On the face of it, this might not seem a very interesting challenge — … Continue reading

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Is Our Innovation Cycle Backward?

  It came to me in a dream last night, that there was something puttha, or lefthanded, counter-cyclical, apa-pradakshina about this whole innovation business. The whole world just wants to get on with the business of len-den, transactional business, or … Continue reading

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Innovation as a Mode of Production

Last week I gave a talk at Gateway House, the Indian Council on Global Relations based in Mumbai. The folks there are stellar, lots of smart young people from all over the world, and we had a great conversation. I … Continue reading

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