Prof. Anil K. Gupta
Indian Institute of Management
Professor Anil K Gupta is a visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; after retiring from IIMA. He is also the founder of Honey Bee Network. Ph.D. (Management), MSc. Biochemical Genetics, Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Fellow, the World Academy of Art and Science, California 2001. Executive Vice Chair, National Innovation Foundation, Nifindia.org, Coordinator, SRISTI.org and Secty., GIAN.org
Mission is to expand the global as well as local space for innovations at grassroots, link ideas in informal and formal sector, ensure recognition, respect and reward for creative communities; creating knowledge networks for augmenting open innovations by individuals, institutions and societies through frugal, flexible and friendly empathetic platforms;
He facilitates Festival of Innovation (FOIN) through NIFindia.org, hosted by the office of President of India at The Presidents House ( March 4-11, 2017); pursues Research on Sustainable natural and institutional resource management, building global value chain to get the grassroots and youthful creativity its due; link technology youth with the problems of MSME, and grassroots innovators (techpedia.sristi.org), unlocking corporate and public/private institutional creativity through empathetic open reciprocal innovations, support strategic organizations for making breakthroughs innovations
Lectured on unleashing innovation potential at 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, CGIAR, FAO, IFAD, World Bank, LBSNAA, IISc, ISI, IITs, JNU, Harvard, MIT, etc., apart from numerous top academic and public policy institutions worldwide; he has pursued Shodhyatra, learning walk in every state of India once covering more than 5000 km during 1998-2016 and has started second round from 2017 along with Honey Bee Network volunteers.
New book 2016, Grassroots Innovation: Mind on the margin are not marginal minds, New Delhi Penguin Randomhouse; http://www.amazon.in/Grassroots-Innovation-Minds-Margin-Marginal/dp/8184005873, received best Business Book Award at Tata Lit Live festival, Nov 20, 2016.
Positions: Distinguished Visiting Professor, IIT Bombay, 2017; Editor, Honey Bee, a quarterly newsletter on grassroots green innovations, 1990 – present; Visiting Professor, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad after teaching for 36 years; Member Advisory Committee, Future Innovation Forum, Seoul, 2016-2018; Member, IIMA Board of Directors, 2015-2017, Member, advisory board, Global Innovation Centre, UNICEF, New York (2015-2016); Member, Board of Directors in EdCIL (India) Limited (edcilindia.co.in) 2013 - 2016; Member, National Innovation Council, Chaired by Adviser to Prime Minister (2010-2013); Director, Dena Bank, 2006-09; Kasturbhai Lalbhai Chair in Entrepreneurship, IIMA (2003-2008); Chairperson, Ravi J Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation, Indian Institute of Management, 1993-1994; Chairperson, Research and Publications, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1990-92.
Teaching: Courses taught at IIMA include Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innova