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August 24, 2005

Knowledge @ Wharton Special on India’s R&D

Filed under: Infrastructure,Intellectual property rights,Science and Technology — Reuben Abraham @ 1:09 am

Following in the wake of the Businessweek cover story, Knowledge @ Wharton has a special issue out on the rise of India as an R&D hub.

India has long enjoyed a reputation as a destination for IT and business process outsourcing. Now, the country is fast emerging as a major center for cutting-edge research and development (R&D) projects for global multinationals such as Microsoft and Motorola as well as Indian firms. More and more companies in industries ranging from IT and telecommunications through pharmaceuticals and biotech are setting up ambitious R&D projects, in part to serve the Indian market, but also with an eye to delivering new generations of products faster to the global market. What forces are shaping these trends? What does the future hold?

The stories in the special issue are:

R&D in India: The Curtain Rises, The Play Has Begun…

How R&D Is Changing Indian Pharma and Auto Companies

Anatomy of a Deal: Using Venture Capital to Fund Pharma R&D

Contract Research for Global Firms Creates Hotspots for IT, Telecom and Biotech

“In the End, R&D Has to Get Products to Market”

Human Capital: Can India Bridge the Knowledge Gaps Needed for Research?

Confessions of an Aspiring Venture Capitalist

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  1. Way to go. With the current leader of the world in science tilting towards “intelligent” “science” (with Darwin on the defensive, the prescient Onion warns us that Copernicus, Newton and Galileo may be the next targets), somebody has to pick up the baton and keep the science going.

    Comment by sv — August 24, 2005 @ 3:03 am

  2. Millions of us “Baby Boomer” Americans are getting older and will need all the cutting-edge medical technology we can get. We will appreciate all the help you Indians contribute, so get to work! (And thanks in advance.)

    Comment by PacRim Jim — August 24, 2005 @ 3:59 am

  3. Yes, in some ways it’s funny that this story is appearing at the same time as the emergence of Pastafarianism as a serious religion in the U.S. :))

    Comment by IndianEconomy — August 24, 2005 @ 11:22 am

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  5. Growing up in Andheri (west) in Mumbai, I often visited Arasa Shopping Center. Everything there is fake; although I must admit I did my fair share of purchasing there when I was growing up because I couldn’t afford the real thing.

    But India is becoming the hub of software, biotech, and pharmaceutical research. If we Indians want the world to respect and protect our intellectual property, maybe its time for us to start respecting everyone elses. Then again, maybe its the intellectual property lawyer in me talking.

    Rayan Felix Coutinho

    Comment by Rayan Felix Coutinho — March 3, 2006 @ 3:56 am

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