TiE-Boston invites you to a Legends & Leaders Talk by
Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar
National Research Professor & President, Global Research Alliance
"Innovation's Holy Grail: Getting More from Less for Many"
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MIT Sloan School of Management
E62-262, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 02142 MA
Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, an eminent scientist and scholar, is the National Research Professor & President of Global Research Alliance, a network of 60,000 scientists from five continents. At this talk he will give his outlook on India's future and talk about a new innovation model to benefit the poor which he calls "Gandhian engineering."
Dr. Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India's reform policies in Science & Technology, Auto Fuels, IPR, Telecom and Higher Education. He has been propagating a culture of innovation and balanced intellectual property rights regime for over a decade. His efforts led to the growing awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). He successfully challenged the US patents on Basmati rice, Turmeric and Neem, setting up new paradigms in the protection of traditional knowledge base which led to setting up of India's first Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.
On Oct 4th, hear Dr. Mashelkar share his stories to analyze the unique ability of India to create world class products and services at ultra low cost by citing numerous examples of Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world which costs US $2,000; Chhotukool refrigerator which costs $69, cataract surgery which costs $30 as against $3000 in USA and many more. C.K. Prahalad & Dr. R.A. Mashelkar had analyzed this unique Indian capability from the perspective of new emerging business models in Harvard Business Review (July-August 2010).
Dr Mashelkar will discuss the fundamental drivers of the technology, business process, workflow and organizational innovation that underpin such game changing inclusive innovations. He will also forecast the paradigm shifts in the global innovation landscape that will arise due to this: More from Less for Many (MLM) movements through which nations will achieve the twin advantage of industrial competitiveness and inclusion at the same time. Participate in an interactive discussion with Dr. Mashelkar to argue that for business it makes sense to move from â€˜doing well and doing goodâ€™ to â€˜doing well by doing goodâ€™.
Dr. Mashelkar has won over 50 awards and medals at national and international levels, including the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award and the Star of Asia Award. He was honored by the President of India with a Padma Shri (1991) and Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Punyabhushan Award (2008) in recognition of his contribution to nation building. He has also been bestowed with honorary doctorates from 26 universities.
Dr. Mashelkar, currently the most decorated Indian Scientist, is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Engineering. View full profile.
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