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Past Issue • Jul-Sep 2011

Igniting the Spirit of Innovation

The Biocon Cell for Innovation Management (BCIM) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) organised a two-day conference on the role of educators in encouraging innovation among the youth in India. This event brought together experts including Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Ltd., Mohan Rao, Director, Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) and Sanjay Correa, Vice President and Managing Director, GE India Technology Centre.

How can we encourage the youth to innovate? Experts from the government, industry and the academia debated, presented papers and discussed in panels about the issues that prevented the youth from innovating and ideating.“The Indian system provides examination, not education. We must change that,” asserted Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, encapsulating the essence of the conference.

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