Indian President Mukherjee Awarded for Open Innovation
The Economic Times of India reported that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need to have increased ‘open’ innovation in the government to serve citizens better. He made his remarks as he was honored with the Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’ by the UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. “Open innovation is a way to the future as it captures knowledge-flow from all sources, both internal and external, in an organization. Open innovation is most essential for government entities, who are tasked to serve the citizens. Placing of data in public domain without compromising the privacy, promotes transparency, innovation and opens up new avenues to solve problems of citizens efficiently and effectively,” Mukherjee said.