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Making the most of the new Industrial Policy

Our article “Making the Most of the new Industrial Policy” was recently published in liveMint. In the article, commenting on the recently released discussion paper on the 2017 Industrial Policy, Janak Nabar talks about the opportunity for the new policy to address the problems of low R&D spending by Indian industry and the tough competition Indian firms […]

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In the Developing world, ‘disruption is creation, not destruction’

An interesting article in the DNA by Pranjal Sharma on the meaning of disruption in the developing world, the transformative changes taking place through technology-led disruptions in Asia and Africa, and his other takeaways from the 47th edition of the St Gallen Symposium. As Pranjal succinctly points out, “In these developing regions, disruption is creation, […]

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Janak Nabar and Prof Sunil Mani interviewed by United Nations University

CTIER hosted the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies-India Workshop in March 2017 in association with United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute (UNU-MERIT). The workshop held in Pune saw good participation from industry, central and state governments and academia amidst engaging lecture sessions and field visits. Against that backdrop, Janak Nabar, CEO of […]

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Using tablets for a Health Tech Needs Assessment Survey : The Preparation

CTIER is conducting a Healthcare Technology Assessment study to assess whether ‘frugal’ innovations can address the challenges of affordability and accessibility of healthcare in India. The first step of this study is to conduct a Needs Assessment Survey in our target region, i.e. urban and rural areas of Pune district to enquire about the main ailments […]

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India’s increase in S&E PhDs driven by engineering degrees

At present, online databases like the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) and reports such as the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science & Engineering Indicators (2014 & 2016) provide fragmented data on the number of Science & Engineering (S&E) doctoral degrees attained in India, with the latest reported figure being from 2011.We have constructed a time […]

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Can ‘frugal’ technology address India’s healthcare needs?

Despite significant economic progress, India’s persistently poor performance when it comes to its health indicators has resulted in a push in recent years towards ‘frugal’ healthcare solutions in terms of products as well as processes. Issues of affordability in private healthcare, the poor quality of public alternatives, accessibility, and a dearth of trained professionals continue […]

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