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Building an Innovation Society

Today we see tremendous interest in innovation in India and some hope for what it might be able to do for the grand challenges facing this society as a whole. But there is also a great deal of uncertainty about … Continue reading

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Video: Imagining India as an Innovation Society

Watch this brief video summary of the third panel at the last Design Public Conclave, held in New Delhi on April 20th, 2012. The discussion focused on the current state of innovation in India, it’s over-dependence on less sophisticated innovation … 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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Concluding Plenary: What do we need to do to build an innovation society?

Design Public is not merely an exercise of the mind in the theory of innovation and the ideal of an innovation society. In the first three panels the challenges, needs, and goals of India’s development as an innovation society will … Continue reading

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Breakout Sessions at the Design Public Conclave

The structure of the Design Public Conclave has always included a morning full of panel discussions which are then followed by an afternoon of breakout sessions. Participants split up into smaller groups and discuss a specific problem from an innovation … Continue reading

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An Innovation Game for an Innovation Society

Luke Hohmann propagated the idea of an “Innovation Game.” An innovation game in its classic form is nothing but primary market research that engages customers in games to seek feedback on product launches. But what is most unique about Innovation … Continue reading

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Imagining India as an Innovation Society

India has not always wanted to be an innovation society. Merely ten years ago, conventional wisdom dictated that India should focus its efforts on industrialization. Then came the idea of an information economy, in which a technological infrastructure would direct … Continue reading

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NInC’s Report to the People: A Review

The National Innovation Council (NInC) published its First Report to the People in November 2011. In the foreword to the report, Sam Pitroda begins by stating the Government’s recognition that “innovation is the engine for national and global growth, employment, … Continue reading

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Imagining India as an Innovation Society

  A few weeks ago, Sunil Abraham and I met up with Sukumar Ranganathan, the editor of Mint newspaper, to think and talk more about our upcoming event, Design Public. What would it take to transform India into an innovation … Continue reading

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Design Public III: Trust, Participation, Innovation

Today marks exactly four weeks to the third edition of the Design Public Conclave, which will be held in New Delhi on the 20th of April. All of us at CKS have been working hard over the past couple of … Continue reading

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