Decade of Innovation: India @ Year 1 - on 16-17 November 2011

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Our students attended an event Decade of Innovation: India @ Year 1 - on 16-17 November 2011.

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with National Innovation Council, Govt. of India organized the “Decade of Innovation: India @ Year 1” on 16-17 November 2011 in Hotel “The Lalit, New Delhi. Distinguished delegates from UK, Canada, Australia, and Sweden etc also joined this event. An exhibition of almost 50 innovators from across the country participated in the national fair of India Innovation Initiative (i3), jointly partnered by CII, DST. “i3” aims to create an innovation eco-system in the country by sensitizing, encouraging and promoting innovators and facilitating the commercialization of the innovations. Guest of honor of this conference was Mr. Ashwani Kumar (Honorable Minister of state for ministry of science & Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences & Ministry of Planning).

Prof. Y. S. Rajan (Distinguished Professor, ISRO), Dr. Naushad Forbes (Chairman, CII Innovation Council, Director), Sam Pitroda (Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, Chairman, National Innovation Council [NInC]), Prof. S. K. Brahmachari (Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) & Secretary, DSIR and Rohtash Mal, Executive Director & CEO, Escorts Ltd.) Inaugurated the session of "Decade of Innovation: India @ Year 1" held on 16-17 November at New Delhi.

Government of India has declared “2010-2020” as the “Decade of Innovation”, which marks the beginning of the journey for India to reach a position of global leadership powered by a robust innovation driven economy. This conference was about to realize the goal of making India an Innovation powerhouse in the coming decade, it is paramount to inculcate the culture of Innovation within all stakeholders through systematic interventions at different stages.

The main objective of the event was to provide a national platform to all the major stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem in the country to share their experiences in innovation and showcase their recent innovations. The topics of discussion were to develop robust innovation ecosystem in the country through policy reforms, global and institutional linkages and entrepreneurship development initiatives.





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