Global Innovation Roundtable

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The National Innovation Council (NInC), Government of India has launched a Global Innovation Roundtable (GIR) as a policy dialogue to outline a new paradigm of inclusive innovation.

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Global Innovation Roundtable

  1. 1. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGlobal InnovationRoundtableMAY 2013
  2. 2. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGlobal Innovation Roundtable Platforms for collaboration and networking can have asignificant impact on driving innovation in the knowledgeeconomy. To foster collaborations on innovation, exchange ideas andto create a platform for knowledge sharing and collectivesolution building, the National Innovation Council hasbeen hosting Global Roundtables on Innovation. The Roundtables bring together heads of innovation policyfrom Governments across the world, as well as innovationexperts, to share learnings and outline potentialcollaborations.
  3. 3. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2011 The First Global Innovation Roundtable (GIR) was hosted inNew Delhi on 14th-15th November 2011, in collaborationwith the World Bank Institute The key objective was to explore the need for broad-basinginnovations to meet key development challenges, sharecross-country experiences and develop a paradigm forinclusive innovation to address the needs of the Bottom ofthe Economic Pyramid (BoEP). The countries represented included the U.K., the UnitedStates of America, Australia, France, Canada, Mexico, Israel,Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, Japan, South Africa,and EU.
  4. 4. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2011: Discussions The Sessions over two days included: Global Innovation Ecosystems, Dreaming It and Doing It, Learning from Global GoodPractices,‘ Developing an Innovation Eco system,’ TakingInnovations to Scale, Innovation and Intellectual Property, andGlobal Collaboration on Innovation’. On the second day the Prime Minister of India released NInC’sFirst Annual Report to the People detailing the Council’s activitiesin the past year The discussions in GIR outlined the need for a long-term approachto fostering innovation and the need for public sector, privateenterprises, social sector and venture capital industry to partnerand support programmes and policies that enhance the nationalinnovation capacity.
  5. 5. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2011: Discussions The GIR also underlined that universities, industry andresearch institutes need to play a multi-faceted role incultivating innovation by creating public knowledgeexchange platforms, promoting problem solving skills,and fuelling innovative research. The Roundtable concluded with various globalparticipants proposing further collaboration andknowledge exchange and convening a Second GlobalInnovation Roundtable in a year.
  6. 6. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2012 As a follow up effort, NInC hosted the second Global InnovationRoundtable (GIR) on 1stand 2nd November 2012 in New Delhi, India. The Roundtable saw participation from heads of Innovation policy from20 Governments across the world and leading global Innovation expertsand aimed to create a global platform for sharing experiences, bestpractices and enabling collaborations The key objective of the Roundtable was once again to develop aparadigm for inclusive innovation and share experiences amongstakeholders The Roundtable also saw the presentation of the National InnovationCouncil’s annual ‘Report to the People’ 2012 to the Hon’ble President ofIndia Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  7. 7. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2012: Discussions Discussions in the Global Innovation Roundtable 2012 focused ona range of issues related to nurturing the innovation eco systemand outlining deeper collaboration on innovation among nations. The work of the National Innovation Council in realising the‘Decade of Innovation’ agenda of the Government was alsoshared with the participants. The Council’s commitment to inclusive development through itsinitiatives such as the India Inclusive Innovation Fund to financeenterprises at the Bottom of the economic pyramid; seedinginnovation in regional SME clusters; efforts in nurturinginnovation in the education system; and the Open GovernmentPlatform for placing Government data in the public domain werealso highlighted
  8. 8. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2012: Discussions The Roundtable focused on innovations related to meeting theneeds of inclusion, access and equity; and leveraging new tools andtechnology in the 21stCentury to scale and sustain innovativesolutions. In this context, the sessions covered topics such as ‘CrowdsourcingInnovations’; ‘Financing Inclusive Innovation’; ‘Learning from GlobalGood Practices’; ‘Towards an Innovation Eco system’; ‘Innovationsfor the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid’; ‘Enhancing Productivitythrough Innovation in Clusters’; ‘Industry-Academia Interface forDriving Innovation’; ‘IPR and Innovation’; and ‘Innovations inGovernment’. The Roundtable was followed by a Global Twitter Press Conferenceto reach out to Indian and international media.
  9. 9. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2012: Collaborations The following areas were outlined for collaboration: Open Government: The Platform already developedby India and the US for this could be adopted byother countries, and India could help implement. Crowdsourcing Innovation Platform: The Open SourceDrug Discovery Platform developed by India fortuberculosis drug discovery could be used as atemplate for crowdsourcing in new areas of drugdiscovery.
  10. 10. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and InnovationsGIR 2012: Collaborations The following areas were outlined for collaboration: Innovation for Education: Existing educationalcontent could be aggregated, filtered and indexed,under the guidance of global domain experts andmade available on mobile devices like “Aakash” Innovation for Health: Health content could also beaggregated and made available, just like educationalcontent. Further, India’s initiative for an Open SourceElectronic health records system and tele-medicinecould be adopted by other countries. GIR 2013 is now being planned for November 2013
  11. 11. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovationswww.globalinnovationroundtable.gov.in

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