The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), in partnership with Google, invites you to the launch of the first India Innovation Index (III) report. The launch will feature remarks from National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Institute for Competitiveness (IFC) Honorary Chairman Amit Kapoor. IFC collaborated closely with NITI Aayog as the knowledge partner developing the report, and will continue work on subsequent editions.

The India Innovation Index 2019, developed along the lines of the Global Innovation Index (GII), tracks the performance of states and union territories across india, and explores policy levers to accelerate innovation and encourage good governance. The report captures trends in this space, analyses critical factors that drive innovation at the national and subnational levels, ranks governments on progress, and outlines next steps for progressive and lagging states.



Launch of India Innovation Index Report   Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

Major Report Findings   Amit Kapoor, Chair, Institute for Competitiveness

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The U.S.-India Business Council and the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International will host a conversation on the policy innovation needed to drive the U.S.-India partnership forward, with a focus on energy, technology and defense and aerospace.

For India, innovation and entrepreneurship remain critical for increasing productivity, jobs, economic growth and development. U.S. interests lie in the market potential and talent pool that India can provide to innovation-centric companies. Both governments have invested in developing bilateral initiatives to encourage the innovation that drives economic growth, establishing G-to-G initiatives like the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), the United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) and Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).

Still, critical gaps remain between the United States and India, including:

To address these issues, CUTS International is hosting a series of roundtable discussions in both the United States and India, designed to enhance mutual understanding about the role of innovation in strategic sectors and the impediments to action from policy and regulatory perspective. These roundtables are open to representatives from industry, academia and civil society.

This event is open to USIBC members and affiliates by invitation. For more information about participating in the event, please contact Sandip Samaddar.