: Year 2010-2011
Chief Guest :
Dr. Anil Gupta, NIF, IIM Ahmedabad
A bicycle that runs over water as well as road, a low-cost
milking machine that works on the principal of vacuum suction,
and a bamboo tooth that's strong enough to bite into chicken.
These and many similar innovations haven't been born in sterile
research laboratories they come from the backyards of rural
India. Bringing them to the public eye is Prof. Anil Gupta.
An energetic professor at Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad (IIM-A), is a devoted supporter of grassroots innovations.
Prof. Anil Gupta is founder of Honey Bee Network, that
provides a voice to creative farmers, artisans and grassroots
Vice Chairman at National Innovation Foundation (NIF),
a government-funded yet autonomous scientific society
that reaches out to innovators and acknowledges their
at SRISTI and a member of National Innovation Council
(NIC), Chaired by Advisor to Prime Minister. His blog
covers inspiring grassroots innovators, his experiences
from Sodhyatra, a journey for exploring local creativity,
ethical issues in conservation and prospecting of biodiversity,
and how organizations can become more creative and innovative
by learning from grassroots innovations.
Apart from many other awards Mr. Anil Gupta has been conferred
the prestigious PADMA SHREE award by Govt of India. For his
distinguished achievements in the field of management education.