5. Universities and Public Research Institutions and their Contributions to Inclusive Innovation

Questions to be addressed in the panel discussion include the following:


1. What is the role of universities and PRIs in supporting inclusive innovation nationally and globally?


2. What should be the role of universities and PRIs as part of the wider innovation eco-system?


3. Are there trade-offs with the other roles of universities, notably basic research and teaching?

4.What are the obstacles to universities’ supporting inclusive innovation more actively? What could governments do?

Chair:  Professor Mashelkar, Chairman of the National Innovation Foundation of India, President of the Global Research Alliance, India

 

Speakers:

  • Dr. S.K. Brahmachari, Ex-Director General, CSIR (India)
  • Mathilde Miedema, Program Manager, Innovation for Development, Leiden, The Netherlands, TNO
  • Dr. Venni Krishna, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Dr David Ireland, General Manager: International, Precincts and Innovation Systems Business Services, CSIRO, Australia

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