Wednesday, January 31, 2007

stanford: Reminder : India's National Innovation System Talk - January 31,2007

jan 31st, 2007
 
once again, an absurd statement made with full confidence by j. nehru comes back to haunt him. and alas, haunt all of us who suffer from the nehruvian penalty of 50 wasted years.
 
the marxists of course loved this idiocy, because they knew it guaranteed poverty and thus a cadre for them to exploit.
 
the christists of course loved this idiocy, because they knew it would keep the peasants barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, and more than htat, starving, thus making them great targets for their blandishments of rice and beans.

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From: South Asia Electronic Mailing for Seminars/Conferences < sa-mailing@lists.stanford.edu>
Date: Jan 30, 2007 9:14 PM
Subject: Reminder : India's National Innovation System Talk - January 31,2007
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On Wednesday, January 31, the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) and the South Asia Initiative will be presenting "India's National Innovation System " a discussion seminar by Dr. Dr. Naushad Forbes, Consulting Professor, Program in Science, Technology & Society, Stanford University.

 
   12:00 - 1:15 pm
   Philippines Conference Room
   Encina Hall  - Third Floor - Central Wing
   616 Serra Street
   Stanford University

 
About the talk
India's remarkable economic progress over the past 15 years belies Nehru's statement: "I believe, as a practical proposition, that it is better to have a second-rate thing made in our country, than a first-rate thing that one has to import." India has decisively rejected autarchy and a planned economy, but what has changed in its innovation system? 

 
Has the higher education system changed?  Are firms doing more research and development, and if so, of what kind?   What has happened to the role of national research institutes?  Is the flow of technology between Indian and foreign firms becoming more bi-directional?  And are there now industries where Indian industry matters to world technical development? 

 
About the speaker
In addition to being a Consulting Professor for the Program in Science, Technology & Society, Naushad Forbes is the Director of Forbes Marshall Inc. in Pune, India. Forbes Marshall is India's leading Steam Engineering & Control Instrumentation company. Forbes is also the CEO of the Steam Engineering Companies within the group. Dr. Forbes holds a BAS in Industrial Engineering and History and a MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering, all from Stanford University.

 
Presented by the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the South Asia Initiative at Shorenstein APARC. This event is free, open to the public and you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

 
More information
If you have further questions, please contact George Krompacky, SPRIE's Program Coordinator, at 650.725.1885 or kongjie@stanford.edu

 
Visit the SPRIE website at http://sprie.stanford.edu  

 


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