Innovation

  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Infosys founder plays down top management exits; focus on innovation June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Infosys has enough senior managers to run the business even if more executives leave India's second-largest IT services exporter, its founder said on Saturday, after a spate of staff exits triggered concerns about a leadership vacuum. N.R. Narayana Murthy played down the departure of at least 11 senior executives since...
  • 9 Indian firms in Forbes most innovative growth list May 22, 2014

    As many as nine Indian firms have made it to the Forbes World's 100 most innovative growth companies list, which has been topped by New Zealand software accounting firm Xero. The list has been made on the basis of Innovation Premium, which Forbes described as a measure of how much investors...
  • Intel CEO looks to amateur inventors for wearable innovations May 18, 2014

    San Mateo: Intel Corp's Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valley's annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing. With sales of smartphones losing steam, technology companies including Intel believe that wearable computing devices...
  • Watch: Grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow' April 19, 2014

    In the grand finale of 'Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discussed the importance of frugal innovation with some eminent Indians who brought a change in the country. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: Stories that transformed India April 13, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. In today's special show we bring three fascinating stories of innovation that had transformed India. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: Empowering India April 6, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. The Barefoot college under the leadership of Bunker Roy is training thousands of illiterate women across India to assemble solar panels to light up their village. ...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: India's economically viable solutions March 16, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. On the show this week, we talk about Akshaya Patra Foundation that provides mid day meal to a million children in schools. Also on the show, we talk about the Brahmos, the world's...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow: In conversation with Dr Devi Shetty February 22, 2014

    Infosys joins hands with Network 18 in bringing forth fascinating stories behind innovations that have transformed India. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in conversation with renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr Devi Shetty, who has shown how basic and simple innovations can make it possible for one of the most expensive surgeries...
  • Infosys Innovating for a Better Tomorrow February 16, 2014

    Societies progress through innovation in science and technologies, business and social sector. Is there enough innovation happening in India? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose in conversation with Infosys Executive Chairman Narayan Murthy and asks that what does innovation mean to him and what is the role of innovation in the...
  • US should not surrender its edge in innovation: Barack Obama January 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the country that goes "all-in" on innovation will own the global economy tomorrow as he asserted that the US should not surrender its edge in this field. "We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This...
  • Innovative changes needed in higher education system: Pranab Mukherjee October 22, 2013

    Maintaining that delivery of higher education in India cannot be allowed to continue in a "routine fashion", President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there has to be an "elevated level of urgency" among administrators and academicians to introduce innovative changes. He also regretted that no Indian university has found place in...
  • Need innovation in education system: Pranaj Mukherjee September 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for innovative changes in India's education system to reclaim its lost glory. "Improvement in our academic system calls for innovative changes. Our examination system must incorporate modern methods of evaluation. Top quality teachers must be recruited," the president said here while addressing the second convocation...
  • When business bats against itself: Pratap Bhanu Mehta August 26, 2013

    Profile: Pratap Bhanu Mehta is president of New Delhi-based think tank Centre for Policy Research, and is a member of the National Security Advisory Board and the World Economic Forum's Global Governance Council. His areas of research include political economy, constitutional law, governance and international affairs. There is widespread consensus that...
  • My book is for anyone interested in innovation: Dr Rekha Shetty August 13, 2013

    Indian CEOs have their own brand of innovation. A people oriented, low cost innovation on the run. This kind of innovation is born out of thrift and a desire to squeeze the last ounce of value from limited resources. It is jugaad in spirit and respectful of all forms of...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger August 3, 2013

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Growth of social media helping education in Arab world June 26, 2013

    Dubai: The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by people, created new horizons for government entities and new social trends by Arab societies, says a new report. Titled "Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning", the fifth...
  • Planning Commission organises 'Hackathon' on April 6-7 March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: National Innovation Council and the Planning Commission have come together with some of the best institutions in the country to organise the first ever 'Hackathon' on the 12th Five-Year Plan on April 6 and 7. Hackathon is a two day event where students and professionals from around the...
  • Rs 2,000 cr fund announced for scientific innovations February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost scientific innovations that can improve the life of the common man, the government on Thursday announced setting up of a Rs 2,000-crore fund to help encourage and finance such products. Presenting the General Budget in Lok Sabha, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that...
  • Smartphones are more abundant in India than food February 13, 2013

    There are some numbers it takes the mind time to come to terms with. When this year ends, roughly 87 million Indians will have no access to telephones. That said, 250 million Indians will also go to bed, undernourished, every night. These are the kinds of numbers that bring to mind...
  • Samsung plans to expand presence in Silicon Valley February 5, 2013

    California: Samsung Electronics is looking for some Silicon Valley magic. The company, a household name in televisions and mobile devices, is expanding its presence in the region with a new $100 million venture fund that will invest in early-stage startups, particularly those in remote computing, cybersecurity, mobility and mobile privacy. The...
  • India Positive: Stories of innovations by the youth February 2, 2013

    This week on India Positive, watch how young students have created innovative devices to help the society in many ways. ...
  • India is not a cheap technology destination January 31, 2013

    Name: VK Viswanathan Age: 61 Last position: Managing Director, Bosch India Education: Bachelors of commerce from Madras University and a chartered accountant Career: Spent 17 years at Hindustan Lever, his last role as group treasurer and head for mergers & acquisitions. He then joined Bosch in 1998 and moved into the role of...
  • India lagging far behind in research, innovation: Pranab December 26, 2012

    Allahabad: Voicing disappointment over Indian Universities failing to figure among top institutes globally, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said a lot needs to be done to expand research and innovation activities as India was still lagging behind many other countries like China. The President, who attributed India's "remarkable resilience" in...
  • Microsoft innovation centres to impact 500,000 Indian students December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd has launched the first of a planned 100 Microsoft Innovation Centers (MICs) that will impact the technology expertise of some 500,000 students. The Indian centres, which will be at full strength in two years, "will impact over 500,000 students, certifying 100,000 students on Microsoft...
  • Delhi: Innovators look to revamp education system December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Some teachers in Delhi are trying to create low cost and high impact classrooms to improve the level of education in primary schools. The NGO called STIR Education has gotten together a group of 25 innovators to revamp the system. Small changes can make a big difference and...
  • Apple again tops 10 most innovative companies list November 14, 2012

    Washington: For the third year in a row, Apple was named number one in a new annual survey of the top 10 most innovative companies. Almost 80 per cent of the respondents in the 700-company survey by management consulting firm Booz & Company named Apple as one of the top...
  • Five Indian firms among world's most innovative September 7, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine's list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" topped by four US companies. Larsen & Toubro with an annual sales growth of 19 per cent is ranked ninth in the world followed by Hindustan Unilever...