Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Global Industrial R&D Conclave 2009 : Strategies to Drive Growth in Economic Crisis

Global Industrial R&D Conclave 2009: Strategies to Drive Growth in Economic Crisis
Coinciding with India's National Technology Day
11-12 May 2009
Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi
Organized by
Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA)
Confederation of Indian Industry &
Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

Recognising the importance of research, technology & innovation to emerge from this historic global economic crisis, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, is creating a platform to discuss and share models, best practices and R&D strategies, to encourage innovation-driven growth, commercial research and to convert knowledge to wealth.The economic meltdown has created alarming conditions for R&D- and innovation-led businesses where risk capital is scarce which has placed R&D investments at lower priority. However, some leading innovative firms have been less impacted by the crisis due to their technology competitiveness, new product development and greater efficiency through investments in research. Governments across the globe are trying to boost the economy and industrial growth through strategic policy changes by creating a more favourable R&D ecosystem.The Global Industrial R&D Conclave would be a forum for R&D Heads/ CTOs/ Business Strategists of leading innovative firms, heads of government programmes promoting industrial R&D, research directors of premier technical universities and VCs/angel investors to share their experiences and strategies to overcome the economic crisis. It would also be a learning and sharing platform for relevant stakeholders to understand the value of technological competitiveness in a crisis situation.

R&D Ecosystem: Issues & Challenges
The Global Industrial R&D Conclave will debate on issues and challenges of the R&D ecosystem, with specific reference to the global economic crisis.
  • R&D expenditure vis-a-vis profitability
  • Converting knowledge to wealth: IP generation, protection, leasing and selling
  • Developing Industry - Academia Linkage
  • Government initiatives to support industry for R&D
  • Venture capital and angel funding
  • High Technology Trade and manufacturing competitiveness
  • Industry partnership in long term research of national importance
  • International and Collaborative Industrial R&D

Plenary Sessions
  • Investment in R&D – a strategic tool to emerge stronger during global crisis – successful models
  • Government Initiatives to stimulate innovation and attract investment in R&D - Successful models
  • Industry-Academia – Government Partnership: Complementing Strengths
  • Venture Funding in the Post crisis world

For Registration Contact:
CII Secretariat: Ms.Divya Arya, Project Assistant, Confederation of Indian Industry at divya.arya[at]

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