The National Innovation Council (NInC), Government of India launched the Global Innovation Roundtable (GIR) as a policy dialogue to outline a new paradigm of inclusive innovation. NInC has hosted two such Roundtables in 2011 and 2012 in New Delhi, India which saw participation from heads of Innovation policy from Governments across the world, as well as, leading global Innovation experts. Through institutionalising the Roundtables the aim is to create a global platform for sharing experiences, best practices and enabling collaborations around the theme of inclusive innovation for addressing the challenges of access, equity, excellence and inclusion.
The focus of the Roundtables has been to:
Leverage this Global Innovation Roundtable to stimulate greater global cooperation across countries and formation of networks
Explore possibilities in the new century for collaborations and network creation
Contribute through such sharing of experiences, for making innovations a prime driver for collective solution building
Discuss innovations that have addressed the needs of those at the Bottom of the Pyramid and achieved scale
The discussions in the previous Roundtables focused on stimulating greater global cooperation across countries, formation of networks, sharing experiences to make innovations a prime driver for collective solution building, and discussing innovations that have addressed the needs of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) population. The discussions also echoed the need to have a long-term approach to fostering innovation as well as increased collaboration among the public sector, private enterprises, social sector and the venture capital industry to support programmes and policies that enhance the national innovative capacity.
The National Innovation Council is now preparing to host the Third edition of the Global Innovation Roundtable on November 18-19, 2013. More details will be provided as the programme develops.
National Innovation Council
Realising that Innovation is the engine for national and global growth, employment, competitiveness and sharing of opportunities in 21st Century, the Government of India has declared 2010-2020 as the 'Decade of Innovation'. To discuss, analyse and help implement strategies for inclusive innovation in India and prepare a Roadmap for Innovation in the country, the Prime Minister has constituted the National Innovation Council (NInC) in September 2010 with 16 members from diverse fields. The Council is chaired by Mr Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations.