Monthly Archives: November 2012

Agenda for Design Public Conclave IV

As you know, the fourth edition of the Design Public Conclave will be held exactly one week from today in Mumbai. Here is the agenda for both days of the Conclave. Greater details about all the breakout sessions and panels … Continue reading

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How Do We Build an Innovation Society?

The concluding plenary discussion at the Design Public Conclave will evaluate the ideas that emerge from the first day’s workshops around the four challenge tracks, as well as the discussions of the previous panels of the day. It will look … Continue reading

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Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks

The fourth panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on how to take forward innovation in the four challenge tracks that were discussed on the first day of the Conclave. Discussion leaders from the previous day, along with sector-specific … Continue reading

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The Helicopter shot for Innovation in India

By Aditya Mishra One of the techniques used in innovation/idea generation is to look at a different domain and bring elements from there to bear upon the problem at hand. Let’s apply that to the problem of lack of innovation … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Sneak Peek from Aditya Dev Sood’s book “India’s Innovation Path”

A chapter from Aditya Dev Sood’s book “India’s Innovation Path” will serve as a background note for CKS’ positioning on innovation in India at the upcoming Design Public Conclave to be held on the 29th and 30th of November in … Continue reading

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Innovation as a Form of Conversation

The third panel at the Design Public Conclave follows from the discussion at the last panel of the day at Design Public III, where participants spoke about the need for better conversation that will yield meaningful innovation. Discussants suggested that … Continue reading

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Post-Grid Energy: The Challenge for Design Public IV

Despite a sea change in rural connectivity and the dramatic unfolding of a mobile revolution in India over this past decade, the number of households with access to electricity remains dismally low. The conventional grid is unable to meet the … Continue reading

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The Adianta School for Leadership & Innovation

We are introducing The Adianta School for Leadership & Innovation at the upcoming Design Public Conclave. It is a collaborative effort between some of the world’s leading innovation organizations, including Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands), NESTA (UK), SIX: The Social Innovation … Continue reading

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Nimble Agriculture: Challenge Track at Design Public IV

‘Nimble Agriculture’ is a concept CKS developed in response to the challenges of small and marginalized farmers (those with land under 2 hectares). The term refers to agriculture that is smart, light and agile: smart in its use of resources, … Continue reading

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Challenges In Eradicating Open Defecation

Lack of proper sanitation has health implication for both the genders, but it is riskier for women. While many initiatives have been taken to curb open defecation, women in the national capital still lack access to public toilets. I came … Continue reading

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