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GLOBAL INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE 2013
18th AND 19th NOVEMBER 2013
SUMMARY OF DELIBERATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

The National Innovation Council (NInC), chaired by Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations (PIII), Government of India organised the Third Global Innovation Roundtable (GIR), 2013 on 18th – 19th November 2013 as a policy dialogue to outline a new paradigm of inclusive innovation. The event had participation from Ministers, Mayors, Chairman and Members of the National Innovation Council of India, senior diplomats, representatives from international organisations (namely, World bank, OECD, UNDP and the EU delegation to India, USAID, DFID and International Finance Corporation, India), Secretaries from Government of India and State Governments, leading policy-makers, venture-capitalists, academicians, researchers, professionals, technocrats, NGOs and eminent global innovation experts viz. Nesta and Big Society capital. In all representatives of 20 countries and international, regional and national organisations participated in the two-day mega event. The aim of the GIR 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.

GLOBAL INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE 2012
1ST AND 2ND NOVEMBER 2012
SUMMARY OF DELIBERATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

The National Innovation Council (NInC), Government of India organised the Second Global Innovation Roundtable, themed ‘Innovations to address challenges of access, equity and excellence’ on 1st and 2nd November 2012 in New Delhi. The heads of innovation from over 15 governments and several industry and innovation experts discussed the less charted road of broad-basing innovations to meet key development challenges.

The Roundtable focused on stimulating greater global cooperation across countries and formation of networks for sharing experiences to make innovations a prime driver for collective solution building. The Roundtable especially focused on discussing innovations that have addressed the needs of the Base of the Economic Pyramid (BOEP) population.

During the first day, four sessions on ‘Global Innovation Ecosystems,’ ‘Crowdsourcing Innovations,’ ‘Financing Inclusive Innovation’, ‘Learning from Global Good Practices’, and ‘Towards an Innovation Ecosystem’ were held. During the second day, five sessions on Innovations for the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid’, ’Enhancing Productivity through Collaboration – Innovation Clusters’, ‘Partnerships for Innovation – Industry and Academia Interface’, ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights,’ ‘Innovations in Government’ and ‘Towards Collaboration on Innovation’ were held.

After the first session of the second day, the National Innovation Council’s second Report to the People was presented to the President of India, Dr Pranab Mukherjee, in the presence of the Minister for Communications and IT Mr Kapil Sibal and the NInC Chairman, Mr. Sam Pitroda (Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation).


GLOBAL INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE 2011
November 14-15, 2011 | New Delhi, India

On November 14-15, 2011 in New Delhi, India, the National Innovation Council (NInC) in partnership with the World Bank Institute organized the Global Innovation Roundtable, themed ‘Innovations to address challenges of access, equity and excellence.’ The heads of innovation from 15 governments and several innovation experts discussed the less charted road of broad-basing innovations to meet key development challenges.

The Roundtable focused on stimulating greater global cooperation across countries and 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.

During the first day, four sessions on ‘Global Innovation Ecosystems,’ ‘Dreaming It and Doing It,’ ‘Learning from Global Good Practices,’ and ‘Developing an Innovation Ecosystem’ were held. During the second day, three sessions on ‘Taking Innovations to Scale,’ ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property,’ and ‘Global Collaboration on Innovation’ were held.

During the morning of the second day, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released NInC’s First Report to the People 2011 in the presence of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal, Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and the NInC Chair, Sam Pitroda (Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovation). The Government of India also committed $20 million as seed money for NInC’s $1 billion Inclusive Innovation Fund to promote innovation that improves the quality of life of the BOP population.