Don’t leapfrog, instead pole vault to an innovative, successful future: Mashelkar
he book which shows how India has moved from running to leap frogging to pole vaulting in the recent years, will be published by Penguin India, said the scientist during his keynote lecture From Incremental to Disruptive Game Changing Innovation, at the NCCS campus, Pune University.Updated: Aug 27, 2018 17:27 IST
Hindustan Times, Pune
Tracing the journey of innovation, renowned scientist,Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is soon going to release his new book,Leapfrogging To Pole Vaulting, in November, as informed during the foundation ceremony at theNational Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), on Sunday.
The book which shows how Indiahas moved from running to leap frogging to pole vaulting in the recent years, will be published byPenguin India, said the scientist during his keynote lecture From Incremental to Disruptive Game Changing Innovation, at the NCCS campus, Pune University.
One ofcountry’s prominent institutions in cell biology, NCCS on Sundaycommemorated 30 years of its successful discoveries of thesecrets of the cell through high-end research, as its foundation day, with Mashelkar has the chief guest. At the lecture on innovation, the scientists drawing reference to various works of literature, suggestedways to upscale the future of the research institute.
NCCS, which also has been serving as the national cell repository, for the past 30 years, has a number of development plans laid out this year, like international conferences on Microbiome Research and on Proteomics for Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine.
Plans of introducing an Incubation centre and launching an Indian human microbiome initiative which would study the characteristics of the Indian population as opposed to the world, based on bacteria hosting in the bodies, are also underway.
He advised that the mantra to excel is by creating one’s own pathways than following the existing one.“The best ways are already in place, and its high time that we just follow. It’s time to disrupt the existing pathways to create our own and lead through innovation. And, a centre like NCCS has all the needed resources to do so,” said Mashelkar.
According to him, this can be facilitated by the triple Ts- Talent, Technology and Trust.“The first two, Talent and Technology, is already in place. Now, the factor of Trust and risk-taking is important for big successes to come. We already have the ambiance, now we need to have the ambition to do big,” said he.
Drawing from his book, he added that its high time that Indian institutes and start-ups look towards talking huge leaps similar to the metaphorical gesture of pole vaulting.
First Published: Aug 27, 2018 17:23 IST