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UNIDO Conference

Team YUPS is glad to have been invited at the UNIDO forum’s “Thinking Out of the BOX – Innovation for Industry and Industry for Innovation” session at Make in India week on February 14, 2016.

What is UNIDO?

United Nations Industrial Development organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

What was this session aimed at?

Innovation & Technology Development

There is dire need to innovate and promote the creative talent in developing world by adopting breakthrough technologies and management processes for higher rates of growth and prosperity. And this is the key to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The round table discussion was a full house with experts and dignitaries like Li Yong [UNIDO Director General], V. Padmanand, Derrick de Kerckhove, Gunter Pauli, Naushad Forbes Rajshree Pathy, Gerardo Patacconi sharing innovative ideas, management process and technologies to foster an out of the box thinking.

“With all answers available on the internet, the students in schools need to be taught to ask the right questions rather than just answers. Technologies like 3d printing & Hadoop should be made available at school level. The number of fab labs should also be increased to accelerate creativity and innovation. The world is heading towards connected intelligence, where we use the information from big data and combine with human intelligence for a greater good.”, said Derrick de Kerckhove, former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto (UofT).

Rajshree Pathy, chairperson and managing director of the Rajshree Group of Companies and founder of India Design Forum shared that “By 2020, India would have the most youngest and tech savvy generation. And hence democratisation of innovation is needed.” Speaking on design she says, “Design is not just a product or service. The product or service is just an incidence of design way of thinking.”

YUPS believes that, “It’s now more than ever that creative and innovative minds are in demand. In the present world where methods and process are being automated and machines taking over repetitive tasks, the right brain is what would be the differentiator.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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