Founder of Innompic Games on how the games are an accelerated way of learning
Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of Innompic Games on the event and its purpose.pune Updated: Sep 17, 2017 23:34 IST
The city witnessed the launch of 'Innompic Games' which is an intellectual Olympics for world changers. Innompic Games saw the participation of people from various countries including India, Malaysia, Russia, Bhutan among others. Jui Dharwadkar from Hindustan Times interacted with Vadim Kotelnikov, founder of Innompic Games to understand more about the event and its purpose.
What exactly is Innompic Games?
We all know the Olympics. These games were introduced a long time back during the time of warriors around 3,000 years ago. But since then, the world has changed a lot. Today, we have people who are more creative and can innovate. Hence, we need more intellectual games. Considering this need, we came up with Innompic games. These are games are for innovators and people who want to change the world with their ideation and creativity.
Why did you think of launching Innompic Games in India?
Innompic Games was launched today, September 17, 2017 in Pune and we chose India for it out of a pool of countries. This is because Innompic Games has a social aspect associated with it. It deals with conscious change and taking responsible steps. In this regard, we felt that India is the right country for its launch considering that India is very socially aware today.
What is the mission of Innompic Games?
These games aim to unlock the potential of people and encourage them towards innovation and helping people globally. These are not merely games, but can be looked at as an accelerated way of learning. Unlike the Olympics, in Innompic Games, we have ensured that even the spectators get completely involved and can showcase their talent and potential towards innovation.
When did you actually think of the concept of Innompic Games?
The concept was being thought of since 2001 when I was with 1000ventures.com. The idea was to inspire people to innovate and create. The actual idea of Innompic Games came in 2010 and we announced it only last year. We are now going to take it across the globe.
What are your plans in the coming future to ensure that this game reaches the masses?
We want to connect at least 1 billion people from across the world to Innompic Games in the coming two years. This is a challenge for all of us. By 2019, we want to make Innompic Games available on the internet so that everyone can participate.