Innovation is about changing paradigms, creating new ideas, it’s a process which inspires change and creates value and “Innovation Ecosystem” is the principle catalyst for fostering rapid innovation and the translation of these innovations into large scale, successful businesses. India faces unique challenges in the field of Education, Infrastructure, water, energy and many more and hence the western model of Innovation Ecosystem is not suitable for it. India to address its various problems needs its own Innovation ecosystem where innovations are allowed to grow from idea to fruition. CII in partnership with planning commission has initiated the development of an India-specific model of Innovation Ecosystem. CII’s other initiative in innovation has been promotion of Innovation Culture.
Key Initiatives / Information
Mr S Gopalakrishnan, who has taken over as CII President, offers his views on accelerating growth through innovation, transformation, inclusion and governance in this set of interviews to various newspapers.
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites proposals from Indian Companies under the SBIRI Scheme for support of early stage, pre proof-of-concept research & development of research leads towards commercialization in all fields of biotechnology. For more information visit us at http://www.dbtindia.nic.in or http://www.sbiri.nic.in.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2012-2013. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,400) of the total cost (US$ 36,800), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 23 to July 31, 2012. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits, and networking.
Complete announcement matter and application materials are available at USIEF website www.usief.org.in.
November 15, 2011 is the application deadline.
76th CII Northern Region Business Outlook Survey is a quarterly study conducted to gauge the sentiment in the economy. Earlier, the survey was conducted bi-annually, but from the 74th Survey onwards the study is conducted on a quarterly basis in order to get a more frequent indicator of business sentiment. The current survey gives an outlook on business sentiments for the first quarter of 2011-12 as compared to the last quarter of 2010-11.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
Recommendations to MHRD have been made on the National Commission for Higher Education and Research Bill, 2010 and Innovation Universities in 2010. Consultations are on for the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, The Educational Tribunal Bill, 2010 (passed in LS) and The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010.
CII Southern Region organised the first edition of Innovator 2009 on February 12th 2010 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai.
CII’s National Committee on Design is the reference point in India on Design and works closely with the stakeholders for strategizing and implementing all the Design initiatives in the country.
CII’s National Committee on Technology was constituted way back in early nineties and the Chairman of CII’s first National Committee on Technology was Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. CII works in various areas like technology promotion, facilitating Industrial R&D and Industry’s investment in R&D, facilitating partnership developments for technology/R&D collaborations, capacity building and facilitating technology exports, providing advisory and technical services for implementing technology projects benefiting society and common man all towards creating innovation eco-system in the country and many more.
A not-for-profit society (under establishment) jointly promoted by CII and the Department of Science & Technology for implementing India’s designated bilateral Industrial R&D fund for supporting industries in R&D and International Partnership Development Activities.
To promote and inculcate a spirit of innovation in India, numerous initiatives have been taken by the Indian government as well as by Industry/academic leaders to encourage and harness breakthrough technology ideas in the society. One of the significant steps is "India Innovation Initiative" or “i3” - a joint initiative of Agilent, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India (DST) & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which aims at promoting young innovators and facilitates the commercialization of the innovations and creating an innovation eco-system in the country by sensitizing, encouraging the innovators / innovations.
Innovation Grid is a web-based networking portal for bringing all the stakeholders of the innovation to market process on one single platform. The aim is to facilitate faster innovation commercialization.
IRIS is a joint initiative of CII, DST and Intel, for encouraging and promoting the innovators among school students. Completed 3rd successful year in 2008, having received around 1000 innovative projects from school students, 28 out of which were selected as top innovations. 6 of them represented India at Intel Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) in USA in May 2009
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been working towards building a culture of innovation in Indian industry. It is our belief that the only way for Indian industry to have sustainable and inclusive growth is to innovate. With this belief we have taken a number of initiatives in the area of innovation.
CII News Update
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
New Delhi 13th March, “The G-20 countries should look for ways for recapitalizing Multilateral Development Banks. At present the World Bank lending for infrastructure development is too miniscule,” said Dr, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, at CII organised Ind.....
"Innovation & Technology is the key driver for the growth of MSME''''''''s. An increasing share of the market value of young and innovative MSMEs appears to be derived in many cases from their intellectual assets. In today''''''''s competitive market the use and protection of these intellectual ass.....
There is lot of optimism surrounding Public Private Partnership (PPP) in India. Used judiciously and fitted to local circumstances they have the potential to bring effective solution to society. With this background, CII in partnership with DST & GITA organized a National Technology summit at India.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in collaboration with Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (BESU) has established a specialized, professionally managed Centre named “CII-BESU Industrial Research, Innovation and HRD Centre” to facilitate Industry and Academia partnerships for industrial and social benefits in West Bengal. The Centre was launched by Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India, during the 4th CII University-Industry Council Symposium on 1st August 2009. The mission of the Industrial Research Centre is to provide a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and innovative research in the field of science and technology, which can lead to a better integrated R & D delivery system in India.
Total Productive Maintenance, shortly termed as TPM, is the concept originated and developed by Japan Institute of plant Maintenance (JIPM) Tokyo, since late sixties. JIPM-TPM is the key for the operational excellence for many Japanese companies.
The key to ensure sustainable Quality up gradation and continuous improvement in an Organization is the willingness of its employees to adapt to changing paradigms.
Increased global competition has forced companies to think aggressively about effective Cost Management. A low cost high quality product has become an object of desire, to gain a competitive edge. It is essential that cost management addresses not just individual activities or cost centres but the e
CII Awards & Recognitions
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.
The CII Cotton Awards were instituted by CII. Vardhman & few other textile companies supported the silver salvars/mementos which were presented to the selected farmers for achieving high yield in cotton production alongwith some cash awards. The jury comprised of a few technical people from industry and PAU.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (SR) through its Education Sub-Committee, launched the first edition of Innovator 2009 on 12th February 2010 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai. The Sub Committee initiated this unique event this year under the Chairmanship of Dr R Mahadevan, Group Technology Director, India Pistons Ltd. Innovator is a competition aimed at identifying and showcasing the innovative ideas of college students from Technical, Business and Social streams in the Southern Region. It is a three stage project centric contest designed to test the technical/business and social concepts, presentation and creative skills of the participants.