The Covid-19 pandemic is not the first infection in the past two decades to spur disruption—the SARS outbreak in China in 2002 spurred its internet economy and saw Jack Ma grabbing the opportunity with both hands. Now, coronavirus may have provided a once-in-a-lifetime launchpad for Indian companies
There is an emerging flying car industry in the world and a lot of entrepreneurial action in the sector. In India, a few companies have taken the plunge, but concerns about technology, infrastructure and regulatory challenges remain
Robust funding to startups and efforts to remove bureaucratic hurdles in government-owned research labs augur well for the future. But freedom to innovate has not been used to solve the most pressing social and economic problems
To create something truly novel, we need people with different backgrounds, knowledge and talents, people from different industries, to come together. That's why, ideally, innovation shouldn't be geographically constrained, says Darden professor
Non-fungible tokens shot to popularity earlier this year with headline-grabbing, multi-million-dollar sales of digital-only artworks. Globally, sales and token values have since fallen, while in India, NFT usage is slowly catching up. How much of it is hype and how much is here to stay?
When it comes to innovations in the face of global pandemics, business as usual for our innovation system is unlikely to apply. There are strong pressures to make it freely available, and in the process, push down the return to any R&D that has been conducted
From an ahead-of-its-times outfit to bring technology to 'medico marketing' to a multinational tech company offering AI and NLP platforms to the world's biggest drugmakers, Indegene has come a long way. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, showed that the Bengaluru company was only getting started. In this special briefing, Manish Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Indegene, recalls the early days of Indegene, and talks about what lies ahead