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India Centre events and programmes

Based at the heart of the University of Cambridge, our Centre brings together innovators via events, training, digital platforms, and other immersive and inspiring programmes.

Besides Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, we have hosted other luminaries such as Nandan Nilekani, talking about his book Imagining India: Key Challenges facing India.

Rather than operating as an academic ivory tower, the Centre for India and Global Business is actively engaged in initiatives to realise our vision of being a global innovation platform.

We seek to bring together the best innovators from India and the world to create solutions for a diverse and prosperous world.

Upcoming events and programmes

The India Stack Jugaad

Dates to be finalised

A 2-day prototyping workshop exploring how digital public goods and digital public infrastructure can provide solutions for India and the world.

The Yorway dialogues

Dates to be finalised

Exploring how the Norway model (and other global best practices) can be adapted to prevent resource curse and safeguard intergenerational equity in the context of India and the world’s natural resources.

Screenshot of the website for the Cambridge Innovation Hub for Prosperity.

Cambridge Innovation Hub for Prosperity

Bridging the Gap between Governments and Businesses for Innovation and Growth

The Innovation Hub for Prosperity operates under our Centre. We facilitate collaborations between high-impact companies and government champions to promote prosperity in low and middle-income countries, with a focus on potential high social impact projects such as open-source digital infrastructure for IDs, payments, and data. Our goal is to accelerate these collaborations from ideation to implementation, ensuring tangible results.

The work of the Cambridge Innovation Hub for Prosperity is based on 2 key premises:

  • An ‘honest broker’ has the potential to substantially facilitate partnerships between governments and the private sector
  • Key investments in low and middle income countries have transformative potential as they start changing business and political practices. For example, investments of a global best practice ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) forestry company, “Uber” for tractors, or supporting adoption of open software digital infrastructure.

Our “Brokering Trust to Accelerate Digital Innovations” paper explains how to facilitate collaborations to unleash innovation and prosperity gains. The model relies on the interplay of 3 players and key criteria for selecting pilots for collaboration.

Get involved with the Cambridge Innovation Hub for Prosperity.

Other previous events

Jan 2011 The Road Less Travelled: Perspectives on What You Do, How You Operate & Where You Live
Anthony Hayward, Entrepreneur
Nov 2010 Tata ISES Information Event
The Centre for India & Global Business welcomed those final year students interested in a Summer 2011 Tata ISES Internship to an event on 29 November 2010, which took place at Cambridge Judge Business School. This year’s student interns spoke about their experiences in India in the summer of 2010.

Find out more about this event on the Tata Crucible UK website
Nov 2010 Tata Crucible – The Campus Quiz 2010
The Tata Crucible brought together the sharpest young minds to take on the heat of a tough business quiz at the 3rd Annual Campus Quiz. The winning team, who received a cash prize of £4,000, get the opportunity of a summer internship with a Tata company (as per normal terms and subject to suitability), and a place at the international finals in India.
Find out more about this event on the Tata Crucible website
Jun 2010 The Rise of Multinationals from Emerging Markets: The Case of Tata Motors
The Centre for India & Global Business welcomed Ravi Kant, CEO of Tata Motors, to Cambridge Judge Business School as part of the School’s Alumni Grand Reunion Weekend.
May 2010 Whose Merit? Whose Justice? Forging Social (In)equality in Global India
Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, York University, Toronto
Feb 2010 The Rise of the Indian Premier League
Professor Stefan Szymanski, Cass Business School
Feb 2010 Unlocking the Home Entertainment Potential in India
Harish Dayani, Moser Baer Entertainment
Dec 2009 Selling Solar
Damian Miller, Orb Energy
Nov 2009 Dancing with Gorillas: Exploring SME’s Local Links with MNCs
Shameen Prasthantham, University of Glasgow
Nov 2009 Tata International Social Enterprise Scheme (TISES)
Alka Talwar, Tata Chemicals
Nov 2009 Leading Wisely: Wisdom, Perspectives, Principles and Practices for 21st Century Leadership
Prasad Kaipa, Indian School of Business
Nov 2009 Information for Action in Indian Public Health Systems
Professor Geoff Walsham, Cambridge Judge Business School
Nov 2009 The Future of the Indian IT Industry
Sudin Apte, Forrester Research
Sep 2009 Unleashing India’s Democracy: The Power of Public Accountability
Jai Desai, Universal Consulting India
May 2009 Issues Affecting India’s Socio-economic Development
Rahul Bose, Bollywood Actor
Apr 2009 Imagining India: Key Challenges facing India
Nandan Nilekani, Unique Identification Authority of India, Co-Founder of Infosys
Mar 2009 The Role of Science and Technology in Driving Socio-economic Development
Craig Mundie, Microsoft
Mar 2009 Leadership in Recession: Fostering a Culture of Innovation
Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Centre for India & Global Business
Download slides (pdf, 994KB)
Mar 2009 Boosting India’s Global Advantage through University-Industry Collaboration
Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Centre for India & Global Business
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Mar 2009 India as a Global R&D Hub: Myth or Reality?
Professor Jaideep Prabhu, Centre for India & Global Business
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