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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
asantos@ufpr.br

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

Chair: Prof. John Clammer (United Nations University, Tokyo)
clammer@unu.edu
Co-Chair: Ms.Sudha Reddy (International Forum for Ethics and Responsibilities and Eco-Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives, Bangalore)
Sudha179@gmail.com

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
vipin@nifindia.org

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
sailajan@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

5. Energy Innovations for Grassroots
iccig@iimahd.ernet.in

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
rsathish@buc.edu.in

7. Open and Democratic access to knowledge for grassroots communities

Chair: Arul George Scaria
Assistant Professor of Law
NLU, Delhi
arul.scaria@nludelhi.ac.in

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
Professor
Chairperson, Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
vijaya@iimahd.ernet.in
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
MIT
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