Can India be the next innovation hub? Join Arnab Goswami in conversation with Anand Mahindra and an elite panel on Google Hangout

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: August 4, 2014

What will it take for disruptive innovations to come from India? Watch as the best minds of the country come together for a Google Hangout, as part of our ‘World Class from India’ series


Did you know that Nalanda University, the first university of the world, was created in India? Yet Indian universities today don’t rank in the Top 50 Global Universities. According to latest data, India ranks 76th on the Global Innovation Index out of 143 nations, the lowest among all the BRICS nations.

What will it take to make ‘Made in India’ mean best in the world?

To answer this key question, we are back with the second edition of our Google Hangout series – ‘World Class from India’. We have a power panel featuring some of the most respected minds in India for a dialogue on the topic – ‘India: The next Innovation Superpower’. The panelists are:

  1. Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group;
  2. Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank;
  3. Arun Maira, Former Member, Planning Commission; and
  4. Rajan Anandan, MD, Google India

In conversation with Arnab Goswami, on 9th August, 2014, 11AM IST. You can view the Hangout here. Send us your questions for the panelists by writing to us @MahindraRise and using the hashtag #WorldClassFromIndia. Your questions could be answered by our panel on the day of the Hangout, and the five best questions will win a Flipkart voucher each of Rs 2,000 each.

The ‘World Class from India’ Google Hangout series is part of the Rise Prize initiative.

In an attempt to kick-start the innovation revolution, Mahindra launched the Rise Prize – the biggest ever innovation challenge – in February 2014. The two challenges with a combined winning amount of USD 1 million include building a Driverless Car for Indian conditions, and a DIY solar rooftop kit. Log on here to know more.

Our first Google Hangout focused on the Future of Mobility with Chetan Maini was well-received with interesting insights from panelists on new modes and models of transport and compelling questions from the audience.

We look forward to having you as a part of the conversation. Are you with us? Register now!

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    i have an idea of bike-copter

    • ideology

      these ideas are much required for hollywood films…..

    • vipul

      yeh man i also have an idea of making a hoverboard for aerial transportation

  • Prabhat Atri

    Just think of this scenario where your car never charge a single penny from your pocket and you can even take it for big rallies, of course with loads of health for you. This is my idea that I have attempted in my first year. It will work given opportunity.

  • rzzmtaz jzz

    Hi, enjoyed watching the Mahindra Rise Hangout, congrats.
    The whole conversation seemed to be dominated by a single spoonerism committed
    by Mr Anand Mahindra who used the phrase ‘desperate innovation’ instead of
    ‘disruptive innovation’. Everyone else followed this lead, Mr Rajiv Anandan CEO
    Google India, went overboard trying to prove that innovation in India was not
    desperate but quite structured. And even the CEO of ICICI Bank India Chanda
    Kochar, talked less about innovation and more about what a tough job it was to
    try and cater to small accounts.

  • shiva

    uploaded was which i made 4 years back,,i have some unique designs,, i know i need some practice but how much i have to do my self more than that,, ,,
    i have some unique bike and car sketches,i have practicing from 4 years, but no

  • Subhasis Sen

    I have developed a new concept on global tectonics and planetary geology, capable of explaining structure and dynamics on interior of earth and other planets and have published a number of papers and two books on these subjects.

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