International Seminar on Innovation, Sustainability and Development
June 28-30, 2011
NISTADS, New Delhi; Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum; and STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, UK
Venue: Conference Hall, NISTADS, New Delhi, India
NISTADS, New Delhi; Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum and STEPS Centre, University of Sussex, UK invite you to participate in the International Seminar on Innovation, Sustainability and Development to be held from June 28-30, 2011 in NISTADS Delhi in India. All of you are well aware about the Prime Ministerial declaration on the current decade as the decade for innovation, and the Government's strong policy thrust on innovation for inclusive growth. This seminar will provide a structured process for undertaking the state of the art thinking on the theme of innovation and sustainable development to the Indian policy makers, civil society, scientific and technological communities and users in all spheres. Through this seminar we wish to propose that the thinking on innovation should go beyond growth in India. In the past the innovation making processes have revealed insufficient concern about sustainability and development within the contents of S&T and development policy.
In this seminar we also wish to take advantage of the network under development in the name of INDIALICS (Indian Network for Learning about Innovation and Competence Building Systems) as a part of the international Global Network of Economics of Learning, Innovation and competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS). This network would be launched in the concluding session of this seminar. The proposed platform of INDIALICS and the seminar planned by NISTADS in collaboration with CDS and STEPS on innovation, sustainability and development are a step in the direction to find out not only where we stand with regard to the thinking within the community of practitioners of innovation but also a platform for interaction with them to propose solutions on these concerns in the area of implementation of innovation.
We believe that the initiatives being proposed on governance of innovation activity in India should be widely discussed among the academics, S&T leaders, civil society organizations and policy makers. Academic and policy developments in this sphere at the international and national level have also intensified. Innovation surveys, acts and policies, mechanisms for governance and manifestos are being formulated, conducted and implemented. Conventional approaches of translating research results in to innovation are clearly inadequate. Actors involved with innovative activities are dispersed entities and demand efforts for the establishment of appropriate mechanisms for governance.
The organizers wish to contribute through this conference to the development of proper understanding and address the challenge of sustainability and development in innovation. Based on the inputs that we will receive in this conference we propose to put out ultimately a report on the state of thinking on innovation in India as a key deliverable. See the enclosed tentative programme.
Contact for Further Details:
Dinesh Abrol, Sr. Scientist, NISTADS, New Delhi