PANEL DISCUSSION “How can research and innovation August 3, 2021 6 PM IST
in India be more impactful?”
“How can research and innovation
August 3, 2021
6 PM IST
About the event
India has joined the top 50 countries in the Global Innovation Index (GII, 2020) for the first time, moving up four places to the 48th rank, keeping the leading position among nations in central and southern Asia.
Ranked as the third most innovative among the lower-middle-income economy globally, India is working hard to bring in an expansive culture of innovation through government initiatives, organisations, schools, and universities. Tech-driven Indian corporates have demonstrated how unleashing the power of entrepreneurship and innovation can bring multiple benefits to the country.
While India has the scientific talent, what stops Indian research and innovation from being genuinely impactful? Is it lack of funding support, the risk-averse mindset of investors, and lack of an enabling ecosystem or the absence of gender/racial parity in research?
In this Let’s Talk Policy session, we looked at how to beef up the national innovation ecosystem with Sridhar Pabbisetty, Founding Director, Kautilya School of Public Policy, Saket Modi, CEO & Co-Founder, Safe Security, Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Dr. Chandrima Shaha, President, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.
The event was moderated by renowned journalist, Nidhi Razdan.
‘Let’s Talk Policy’ is a panel discussion series initiated by Kautilya School of Public Policy, that brings forth a select group of panellists, sharing differing views on key issues of national and global relevance, and building the dialogue into a conversation for the student community.
The series aims to unravel major themes around democracy, politics, and human rights, and explore the challenges and rewards of implementing practices. We aim to create a cohesive platform and call on thematic experts to foster a healthy dialogue around the most-pressing issues.
About the panellists
- Young Indians, passionate about bringing about positive change and building India
- Those aspiring to build a career in public life, public policy and administration, social sector, media, journalism and communications, politics, and other related fields
- Academicians, researchers and journalists working in or following the fields mentioned above
- Those watching India’s research and innovation scene – and are keen to hear from experts with relevant experience at the highest level