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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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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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