Institutions and Innovators

Location: Faculty Hall

This event includes a panel discussion and talks, and is part of the “Dialogue: Science, Scientists and Society” Initiative of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.

The event aims to explore the role that can be played by research and educational institutes with respect to supporting the innovation ecosystem. Research institutes have a wealth of rich talent in terms of faculty as well as cutting-edge infrastructure.
However, their primary mandate is teaching and research/technology development. We see relatively few examples where institutes have supported the translation of research/technology into innovation. This event seeks to explore this theme, identify roadblocks
in terms of processes and/or mindsets, and make recommendations that might further such translation.It starts with a panel discussion to identify the potential issues in this context. The panel discussion will be followed by talks (after tea), to address the
issues raised during the panel discussion.

Venue: Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
Date and time: 2:30 PM, 10th August, 2019

Panelists: Anil Gupta (Moderator); Dhananjaya Dendukuri, Founder and CEO, Achira Labs; Sudeshna Adak, Founder and CEO, Omix; Geetha Manjunath, Founder and CEO, Niramai Health Analytix; Jayant Udgaonkar, Director, IISER-Pune; K. S. Narayan, President, JNCASR:
V. Premnath, Head, NCL Innovations

Speakers: Shekhar Mande, DG-CSIR; Vipin Kumar, Director, National Innovation Foundation; Dr Leena Wadia, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Prof Anil Gupta, IIM-Ahmedabad

Ram Ramaswamy, former President IASc, will introduce the event.

Some of the issues to be taken up:
1. What can the institutes do?
2. Why should they do it? What do they expect from the innovators?
3. How can they best do it (financial and administrative models)?
4. What do the innovators expect out of the institutes?
5. How would they benefit the institutes in turn?
6. What are the major roadblocks in dealing with institute administrations and scientists?