In Jan 2016, the world’s fastest startup ecosystem added a 9th unicorn, a startup with a valuation over $1 billion. This course will help you get to know these companies, as well as some of the trends common amongst them and who might be next to join the club.
Despite only about 33% of India having internet access, the country already has over 400m users – which is more than the United States. As more Indians come online, how will this shape the internet as a whole? What will the internet look like when the majority of Indians are connected– and accessing it in often very different contexts than Western predecessors?
India is fast emerging as a Research & Innovation power. This course examines Research and Innovation trends indicators such as academic publications, patenting, MNC R&D outsourcing, and startup growth to contextualise India in the sphere of research and innovation.
Although not without challengers, Bangalore has become India’s startup capital. While also providing a context for the city’s history, this course explores what this title means and how it happened.
This course explores the extraordinary impact of the mobile phone in India and how the falling price of smartphones continues to include data into India’s mobile revolution. What effect has the ubiquity of mobile phones had on everyday life in urban and rural India?
While smart cities usually grab most of the attention, the concept of smart villages is perhaps is even more exciting for a still largely rural country. This course examines the emerging technologies particularly relevant for adoption in India’s rural areas, and how they promise to transform life, culture, and economics there.
This course introduces the “smart city” concept and what it means for India. It explores the Government’s plan to introduce smart cities from building entirely new capitals to introducing emerging technologies in some of the most population-dense places in the world.
The concept of “frugal innovation” has become a recent buzzword in innovation circles across the world. This course will introduce the concept, what it means in the Indian context, and how Indian innovations can make their way around the globe.
Facebook’s initiative to provide free basic internet services to India’s poor has been met with tremendous controversy. This course explores this debate and why it matters and what it says about India’s role in shaping the future of the internet.
Within the context of MNC R&D Outsourcing to India, this course explores the concept of “invisible innovation” and the role it has played in reshaping the Indian economy and India’s role in global business more generally.