World Class from India – A series

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: May 21, 2014

Conversations and ideas that can help take India to the next level

Consider this:

  • Indians today form thetop 1% of technology companies
  • From Microsoft, Adobe, MasterCard to Deutsche Bank – 13 Indians now head major global firms
  • The disruptive work in ‘wearable tech’ by young Indian start-ups is making the west take notice. Inventions such as atalking shoethat tells you where to go, awristbandthat connects to a personal trainer, and aringthat helps you switch on home appliances – are just some of the innovations that are garnering widespread attention.

And that’s not all. Innovations inspace exploration,healthcareandmobilityare just a few examples of the depth of talent available in the country.

But despite this, ‘Made in India’ is still not a tag-line that garners global appeal. It’s time to change that. It’s time to make the world sit up and take notice. To create disruptive solutions that transform lives. To lead in enterprise and innovation. To see ‘Made in India’ mean best in the world.

The Future of Mobility, Google Hangout

In February 2014, Mahindra announced the Rise Prize, India’s biggest ever innovation challenge to bring alive innovations that truly disrupt the way we live our lives. The two challenges for USD 1 Million, are building a driverless car for Indian road conditions and an affordable DIY rooftop solar kit.

Why? Driverless cars can open up a whole new world of possibilities – from decreased road mortality rates and driver fatigue, to increased environmental friendliness that makes transportation more inclusive for people of all abilities. Similarly, harnessing solar power can be a big game changer in the way India powers itself – by making clean energy affordable and accessible to all.

In this journey of enabling disruptive solutions, it’s also important to build a dialogue with the ecosystem. From business leaders to academics, innovators and policy experts, we need to seed conversations to discuss ideas and possibilities that can help take India to the next level.

With this in mind, we are launching a new online conversation series onGoogle Hangoutsstarting this month.

The first in the series focuses on theFuture of Mobility. Join us for the first Rise Prize Google Hangout with Chetan Maini, India’s leading expert on electric vehicles – in conversation with Hormazd Sorabjee, editor Autocar India and a panel of experts, on 24 May, 12 pm.

Our panelists include: Sirish Batchu, Head, Infotronics Technology, Mahindra & Mahindra; Srivatsan Mohan, co-founder, Ridingo; Akshay Mani, Project Manager, Research and Practice at EMBARQ India; Ankur Bhatnagar, Vice President, SkyTran India, and Fahad Azad, founder, Robosoft Systems.

You can join the conversation here, or share your thoughts and questions on Twitter using the hashtag #RisePrize. The three best questions will win Amazon vouchers worth Rs 5,000 each!

We look forward to having you join the conversation!

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  • Atul Kumthekar

    gee … even the ideas are not creative, but just stolen from google. How can we target to shine then!!!

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