India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities Conference

Huntsman Hall of the Wharton School
Huntsman Hall of the Wharton School

This fall, The University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a major interdisciplinary conference on innovation in India. The conference, “India as a Pioneer of Innovation: Constraints and Opportunities”, will bring together academic experts and business, government, and other influential leaders from around the world to further our understanding of innovation in India, and its implications for world affairs.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia on November 14-15, 2013 and at Wharton | San Francisco on the afternoon of November 18, 2013.

Mack Institute Co-director Harbir Singh and Executive Director Saikat Chaudhuri will participate in a panel discussion on November 14th on “Evolving Roles of Corporation in Indian Society.” Singh will also chair a panel on November 18th entitled “Indian Diasporas and International Trade.”

Other confirmed keynote speakers for the conference include: Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India and Chairman of the National Innovation Council; Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development; Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank; and Kanwal Rekhi, Managing Director of Inventus Capital Partners. The conference is open to the public and free to attend, but registration is required to attend conference sessions.