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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CTIER hosted the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies-India, 2017

CTIER in association with the United Nations University-Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), and Confederation of Indian Industry recently organised a 5-day programme titled the Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP). The programme was conducted by distinguished faculty from UNU-MERIT and the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum and was […]

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Industry-Academia Research Collaboration in India

Industry-Academia research collaborations in India are dismally low, as indicated by collaboration output statistics. Collaboration in patenting is 0.4% of the total volume of patents in India while percentage of collaboration in publishing activity lies at 0.56% in 2014-15.1 A potential reason for this disconnect could be the difference in underlying drivers of research and innovation […]

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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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