Preface

George Eby Mathew

An insider at inflexion points

In June 2005 I was at Bangalore’s Leela Palace Hotel listening to a group of innovators, narrating their experiences trying to differentiate themselves in the market or to develop a sustainable social impact. I instantly saw tremendous potential for them to work together. What if there was a common ground for innovators to come together to solve problems? What if there was a National Innovation System, an ecosystem of resources provided to build the scale and depth for innovators to solve known national problems. At the time I was an R&D manager at Infosys. I was familiar with the processes of innovation, but I didn’t envisage a book about national innovation ever becoming a gripping ...

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