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GIM’s Centre for Innovation hosts conference on emerging markets innovation


The Centre for Innovation at Goa Institute of Management (GIM) organised a conference on ‘Emerging Markets Innovation’ (EMI) on its Sanquelim campus.

The inaugural edition of the magazine Innovation Insight was unveiled on the occasion

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, director, GIM, Ajit Parulekar said: “India is really known for its process driven innovation across sectors leading to lowering of cost of production. Innovation has been the number one driver for the healthcare industry and continues to push companies to change and innovate rapidly.”

Chief guest of the conference, director of information technology and CEO of the Start-up Innovation Cell of Government of Goa, Ankita Anand spoke about ‘Glocalisation’ and stressed on the importance of going local with growth and development being integral for any innovation. She reinforced that efforts of the government to bring about innovative changes to benefit the people through the MyGov and other government backed schemes.

Guest of honour of the conference, Ashis Dash (ITS), Joint Director General of Foreign Trade Regional Authority, Vadodara, Gujarat, DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, spoke about the policy paradigm shift in the world. He explained the important role of WTO, it’s tax-free policies for import-export and on the fact that India was shifting its focus towards the implementation of processes within emerging markets.

The conference also hosted three keynote speakers. Rishikesha Krishnan, professor of strategy, and former director at IIM Indore and IIM Bangaluru, spoke about how innovation needs to be socially embedded while chairperson, Vyas Giannetti Creative, Preeti Vyas spoke about the different aspects of design thinking. Principal scientist, TCS Innovation Labs, Rajeev Shorey highlighted the impact of technology in our day-t- day life and elucidated on the emergence of new paradigms.

Speaking about the inaugural edition of the magazine Innovation Insight, Nitin Upadhyay, Chair and Head, Centre for Innovation said: “This magazine brings together leading experts, practitioners, and academicians to contribute on some of the biggest applications, opportunities, and challenges faced by emerging economies today in the innovation landscape and ecosystem.”

The conference also witnessed scholarly research and case presentations. Additionally, experts from the centre for innovation in collaboration with the Idea Knowledge Park (IKP) mentored some of the budding start-ups in the healthcare domain.

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