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 was 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 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.
For more details and to follow updates on the event, visit www.globalinnovationroundtable.gov.in