Friday, 14th May 2021, 4-6 PM

Speakers:  Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta, Founder Honey Bee Network, National Innovation Foundation,, and,; Know more: and  Ms. Jui Keskar (Boardcom -IRIS National Fair award winner), sharing her innovation.

About the Speakers:
Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta

FNAAS. FWAAS. FINSA, is a visiting faculty, Centre of Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; after retiring recently and a distinguished visiting faculty at IIT Bombay and NIPER, Ahmedabad. He is also the founder of Honey Bee Network, National Innovation Foundation,, and,; and CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, 2018-21 Research and action interests: to expand the global as well as local space for innovations from and for grassroots, link ideas in informal and formal sector, ensure recognition, respect and reward for creative communities, individuals, children and tech students etc.; augmenting open and social innovations both technological and business by individuals, institutions, corporations, and countries through frugal, flexible and friendly empathetic platforms. 

Professional Experiences: Facilitated Festival of Innovation (FOIN) and later Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE), he has lectured on unleashing innovation potential at many prestigious institutes in India and aboard. He has pursued Shodhyatra, learning walk in every state of India once covering more than 6000 km during 1998-2019 and has started second round from 2017 along with Honey Bee Network volunteers.

Positions/membership: Prof. Gupta has been a chairperson/member to many committees and has shared his vast experience and learning’s. One such recent event where he was a member: Tech outreach to MSME, 2020, GOI Teaching: PPIDI,with Hon’ble Former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Globalising and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation (GRIT) with Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India (2008-12), Shodhyatra (learning walk in Himalayan region), Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights (SMIPR), Indian Social and Political Environment (ISPE, 1995-2007), Design and Development of Development Organizations (DDDO, 1981-90), Economic Environment and Policy (1981-1994), “Understanding Creativity, Innovation, Knowledge Networks and Entrepreneurship (CINE), Introduction to Agriculture & Agri-Business Leadership.

Honours: CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship 2018-21, Best Researcher award at IIMA, 2015, Humanistic Management Lifetime Achievement Award by the Humanistic Management Network, at the 73rd Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, USA, 2013; Ph.D Honoris Causa, San Martin de Porres University, October, Peru 2015; Doctor of Letters from Central University of Orissa, July,2012; Hermes Award European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation, Paris, 2012; Padam Shri, 2004, a national civil award by The President of India; Adjudged as one of the fifty most influential people in the field of intellectual property rights around the world in 2003, Managing Intellectual Property 2003, Adjudged as one of the Star Personalities of Asia, Business Week, 2001, apart from several other national and international honours. Member of many governmental and corporate bodies, Prof. Gupta is a widely published author. 

Jui Keskar

X Std student at The Orchid School, Pune

Areas of interest: Bio-medical, Technology, Product design
Patents filings (2): 202021027424: Tremor Measurement Apparatus For Parkinson’s Disease (2020); 202021027425: 3-dimensional analysis of tremulous activity (2020)

Publication (1): Mental well-being of professionals during Covid-19 lockdown: A study through the introduction of JUMA framework and JMI International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, ISSN: 2454-132X , (2020)

Awards (3):
1. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Ignited Mind Children Creativity and Innovation Award 2020.
2. The Grand Award at IRIS National Fair (India’s largest research-based science fair). Sponsored by Broadcom and Dept of Science & Tech. 2021. Now representing India at the ISEF, USA.
3. INSPIRE Manak Award at DLEPC (District level). This is given by DST. 2020


Children have ideas and they can imagine the wild. Some of the ideas remain at the idea level, some are promoted, and some are carried out. But what happens as they grow up? This session will have interesting stories of how children ideas have triggered enterprises.       

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