Prof. Anil K Gupta
Professor Anil K Gupta is a visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; after teaching there for four decades, and at IIT Bombay. Ph.D. (Management), MSc. Biochemical Genetics; Fellow, NAAS, WAAS, & INSA; Founder, The Honey Bee Network, National Innovation Foundation, , SRISTI and GIAN; CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, 2018-21
Mission is to expand the global as well as local space for innovations from and for grassroots, link ideas in informal and formal sector; to ensure recognition, respect and reward for creative communities, individuals, children and tech students etc., and to augment open innovations by individuals, institutions, corporations, and countries through frugal, flexible and friendly empathetic platforms.
He facilitated Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (FINE) through NIFindia.org, hosted by the office of President of India at The President’s House ( March 19-23, 2018) and Festival of Innovation (2015-2017); pursues research on inclusive, frugal and Grassroots Innovations, sustainable natural and institutional resource management, building global value chain to get the grassroots and youthful creativity its due; promote originality and industrial, social, environmental connect among technology/engineering/biotech students (techpedia.sristi.org), SRISTI awards young tech students gyti.techepdia.in in collaboration with BIRAC, DBT.
Engages in unlocking individual, institutional and community creativity through empathetic open reciprocal innovations at national and international level. He also supports strategic organizations for making breakthroughs innovations. He has pursued 43 Shodhyatras, learning walks in every state of India once covering more than 5000 km during 1998-2016 and has started second round from 2017 onwards along with Honey Bee Network volunteers.
Lectured on unleashing innovation potential at P&G, DHL, JCB, SAP Labs, ORACLE, CISCO, HP, GE Research Centre, Siemens, Volvo, Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Center, Dr Reddy’s Lab, Zydus Cadilla, JSW, D E Shaw investment firm, Tata Innovation Awards, ZEF Bonn, Viacom, Endurance Technology CGIAR, FAO, IFAD, World Bank, LBSNAA, IISc, Harvard, MIT Boston, ISI, IITs, JNU, Indian Oil, Global IP Convention 2018, Barclays Bank, Welcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, etc., apart from numerous top academic and public policy institutions worldwide
Member, HIGH level Committee on CSR, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, 2019