Centre for Responsible Leadership - Lessons from the Honey Bee Network: Innovation & Institutions for Inclusive Development
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Executive Vice Chair of the National Innovation Foundation (India), and Founder of the Honey Bee Network. Dr. Gupta created the Honey Bee Network to support grassroots innovators after seeing how the rural poor of India were rich in knowledge and talent, developing a myriad of inventions out of necessity, but did not have the resources to scale up and convert these innovations into viable products. The Honey Bee Network brings together innovators, farmers, scholars, academics, policy makers, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations though which a cross-pollination of ideas, creativity and grassroots genius takes place.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Gupta has published extensively in national and international publications, consults widely, has delivered several TED talks, and writes a blog at www.sristi.org/anilg. Dr. Gupta actively works to promote technological and social innovation based entrepreneurship, policies, institutions and networks, and support social change agents.
The event is co-hosted by MaRS and QSB’s Centre for Responsible Leadership and in collaboration with TiE Toronto. Located at Queen’s School of Business in Kingston, ON, the Centre for Responsible Leadership’s mission is to educate students and foster research, outreach, and advocacy on responsible leadership. The work of the Centre focuses around three key areas; Integrity, Innovation, and Impact.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.