Panels Announced for ICCIG 3, Jan 19-22, 2015, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots (ICCIG 3).
Interested participants can send their abstracts to the Chair/Co-Chair with a copy to iccig@iimahd.ernet.in. Please mention the name of the Panel for which sending abstract. For more details check the website www.iccig.org.

1. Design for Making a Difference (D-MAD)
Devising Sustainable Solutions for Low Income Communities: An Approach for Problem Scouting

Chair: Prof. Dr. Aguinaldo dos Santos
Head of the Design & Sustainability Research Center
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

2. Social and Solidarity Economy and Grassroots Initiatives: Towards an Ethically Responsible Economy

Chair: Prof. John Clammer (United Nations University, Tokyo)
Co-Chair: Ms.Sudha Reddy (International Forum for Ethics and Responsibilities and Eco-Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives, Bangalore)

3. Indian Ecosystem for Inclusive Innovations

Chair: Mr. Harkesh Mittal, Head, National S & T Entrepreneurship Development Board.
Co-Chair: Mr. Vipin Kumar, Chief Innovation Officer, NIF

4. Building bridges between policy and praxis in higher education: Dynamics of gender, culture,technology, governance, and innovation

Chair: Dr. Sailaja Nandigama
Assistant Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Vidya Vihar Campus
BITS Pilani

5. Energy Innovations for Grassroots

6. The assemblage of knowledge using modern molecular diagnostic tools (e.g., DNA barcoding, NGS) and traditional local knowledge of crops and medicinal plants

Chair: Dr. Ragupathy and Dr. Newmaster Center for Biodiversity Genomics,
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario,
University of Guelph, Canada
snewmast@uoguelph.ca, ragu@uoguelph.ca

Co-Chair: Dr. Sathishkumar
Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology,
Bharatpur University, Marudhamalai Road,
Coimbatore – 641 046
Tamil Nadu, India

7. Open and Democratic access to knowledge for grassroots communities

Chair: Arul George Scaria
Assistant Professor of Law
NLU, Delhi

8. Science and Technology Connecting Higher Education with Grassroots

Chair: Dr Thirumalachari Ramasami
Former Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DST)

9. Teachers as Transformers: The Classroom as the Grassroots​

Chair: Vijaya Sherry Chand
Chairperson, Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
10. Sensing Needs and Designing for Grassroots: High Tech Applications
Chair: Prof. Amos G. Winter

MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Co-Chair: Chintan H. Vaishnav

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