Themes and Activities

Innovation for inclusive growth

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Themes

In addition to promoting College-wide collaborative interests, the Centre itself has a thematic focus on “innovation for inclusive growth”, which has emerged as the main theme for intellectual contribution to energy, infrastructure, health and digital platforms. The Centre provides research and executive education, and forms partnerships with global companies to develop best practice in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Centre aims for the full involvement of its partners and students in its activities, in order to facilitate interaction between British and Indian executives to build business relationships.

Activities

Some of the specific activities of the Gandhi Centre are summarised below:

Research
  • Evidence based testing of prevailing technological and business ideas
  • Understanding UK and European business practices and the investment environment
  • Understanding Indian business and India's role in the global economy
  • Understanding global research on technology transfer and international market entry
  • Understanding Intellectual Property protection and strategy
  • Studying problems of globalisation and global supply chains
Education
  • Forging links and developing programmes with Business Schools and Research Institutions
  • Offering electives and teaching cases on global business
  • Offering student projects on business and technology issues
  • Developing and conducting executive education internationally
  • Developing a visiting speaker series
  • Teaching about Intellectual Property using a variety of models
  • Conducting and delivering technology venture projects
  • Instituting a PhD Scholarships scheme
  • Developing a Visiting Scholars Programme
Practice
  • Evidence based testing of prevailing technological and business ideas
  • Understanding UK and European business practices and the investment environment
  • Understanding Indian business and India's role in the global economy
  • Understanding global research on technology transfer and international market entry
  • Understanding Intellectual Property protection and strategy
  • Studying problems of globalisation and global supply chains