ASET Colloquium by Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan on “Bridging the Gap between Research & Societal Impact”

March 9, 2018 4:00 PM

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Speaker: Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan, Director & Professor of Strategic
Management, Indian Institute of Management Indore
Title: Bridging the Gap between Research & Societal Impact
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 4pm
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre (AG-66), TIFR, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,

In my talk, I will discuss two important and related issues drawing on
examples and evidence from the Indian context.

Policy makers often seek evidence of tangible contributions made by
research institutions in order to justify continued funding. Ideally, they
would like to see the work of research institutions directly addressing
national challenges and priorities. Is this a reasonable expectation? Can
research institutions have broader impact without diluting their core

The absence of strong links between academia and industry is often
identified as one of the major reasons why we don’t see significant
technological innovation in India. How can this gap be bridged?

About the Speaker:
Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan is an author, columnist, and professor of
management who focuses on strategy, innovation, and education. He is
listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management
thinkers from India.

Prof. Krishnan’s book 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to
Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) won the Best Book Award for
2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development. His earlier
book, From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India,
proposed a blueprint for how India can enhance its innovation output.

Prof. Krishnan is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of
Management (IIM) Indore. From 1996 to 2013, he was on the faculty at IIM
Bangalore, where he held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship
from 2007 to 2010. He was educated at IIT Kanpur (5-year Integrated M.Sc.
in Physics), Stanford University, and IIM Ahmedabad.

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