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New Delhi Roundtable on "Innovate in India"

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On Thursday, September 24, 2015, NBR and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) co-hosted a public event in New Delhi, India, featuring senior policymakers and innovation specialists, as part of NBR’s initiative on India's IP and Innovation Policies. This event also served as the New Delhi launch of NBR’s Special Report, "Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India’s IP Policy."

India has emerged as a major economic power and is actively looking to strengthen its role in and ties to the global economy while stimulating domestic growth. As India works to further develop its economy, issues concerning intellectual property rights and innovation policies have increasingly appeared in national and international discussions. Major economies across the Asia-Pacific have large stakes in India’s development and in the ways in which Indian policy affects innovation and the competitive landscape in global markets. How and to what extent India, the United States, and other leading economies are able to work together to address these issues will have critical implications for sustaining healthy environments for investment, market innovation, economic growth, and closer overall strategic ties. 




2:00-2:30 p.m. | REGISTRATION AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS




2:30-3:10 p.m. | INAUGURAL SESSION



Chair:

    Nitin Desai, Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, and Former Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations


WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

    Pravakar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

    Manoj Panda, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

    Roy Kamphausen, Senior Vice President for Research, The National Bureau of Asian Research


SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Rajiv Kumar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, and Founding Director, Pahle India Foundation



3:10-4:30 p.m. | PANEL ONE: INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN INDIA



Chair:

    Nitin Desai, Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, and Former Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Co-chair:

    Clara Gillispie, Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panel:

    R. Guha, Head of Corporate Business Development, Wipro

    Chandni Raina, Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and Former Director, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

    Pradeep Agrawal, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University

    Roy Kamphausen, Senior Vice President of Research, The National Bureau of Asian Research



4:30-4:40 p.m. | TEA BREAK




4:40-5:50 p.m. | PANEL TWO: PERSPECTIVES ON IP AND INNOVATION IN INDIA



Chair:

    Subir Gokarn, Director, Brookings India, and Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India

Panel:

    Amit Kapoor, President and Chief Executive Office, India Council on Competitiveness

    Uday Bhanu Sinha, Professor, Delhi School of Economics

    Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Partner, Corporate Law Group

    Pravakar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University



5:50-6:00 p.m. | CONCLUSION


    Clara Gillispie, Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Pravakar Sahoo, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University


Hors d'oeuvres and reception to follow.


See the report "Innovate in India by Roy Kamphausen.



On September 25, 2015, Roy Kamphausen (NBR) joined other senior policy and industry leaders as a featured speaker at India's National Competitiveness Forum 2015 in New Delhi, India. Convened by the India Council on Competitiveness, this annual high-level event seeks to understand how Indian stakeholders can drive the country’s productivity growth, improve living standards, and compete in the global economy. Learn more.