Invitation for third International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots [ICCIG], IIMA, Jan 19-22, 2015

Increasing concern for sustainability has focused attention of academics, practitioners, corporate, social and public policy leaders towards extremely affordable frugal products and services. A quarter century of exploration by Honey Bee Network has generated several models of engagement with creative and innovative communities and individuals in different domains. The first ICCIG was held in January 1997 leading to establishment of Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network [GIAN] and later National Innovation Foundation [NIF]. The second ICCIG was held in China and India in December 2012 to connect creative pursuits around the world. The third ICCIG aims at pooling insights from research, policy and practices in education, technology, institutions, culture, conservation and governance.

The conference welcomes the presentation in different formats including performances, exhibitions, posters and research papers. Community representatives are specially invited to connect with each other and help the formal sector to understand and appreciate their knowledge systems.

The policy makers and corporate leaders will find conference as a unique platform for engaging with open innovation community promoting dialogue and partnership between formal and informal sector of science, technology, services and society.

Please submit your abstracts and proposals for special workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and performances to iccig@iimahd.ernet.in.

Various institutions involved with Honey Bee Network such as NIF, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions [SRISTI] and GIAN are supporting the conference organized by IIMA to share their learning and also to absorb the wisdom around the world in leveraging grassroots innovations. Please submit your abstracts by September 30, 2014 with full papers due by 30 November, 2014. Those desirous of booking their accommodation during the conference may send a mail to iccig2015@gmail.com. All logistical enquiries may be sent at the same address. If you are willing to partner in the organization of the conference as a sponsor, co-sponsor or supporter, please write to me at anilg@iimahd.ernet.in.

Please remember that Jan14 is a joyous day celebrated as kite festival in Ahmedabad and thus if you wish to enjoy that, pl plan to come a day in advance.

Please share the enclosed announcement widely among your network members.

Looking forward to your active participation,

Best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Anil K Gupta

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