India’s transition towards a knowledge-driven economy

Talk by Anjan Das, Executive Director, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Event Details


November 10, 2014 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am

In his keynote talk, Mr. Anjan Das will highlight how investments made in the knowledge ecosystem can deliver outputs for the economic growth and social development of the country. In a comparative manner, Mr. Das will analyse inputs/outputs of the knowledge ecosystem of a few countries – and present a possible game-changer for India.

The keynote talk is part of the Academia-Industry Training for 14 selected Swiss and Indian applied researchers, co-organized by swissnex India and the Robert Bosch Center for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS).

For more about Mr Anjan Das and CII read further below.

Number of seats limited. Kindly RSVP to, so that we can inform the security to expect you at the gate (internal phone: 3430).

Directions: The Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems is in the third floor of the Entrepreneurship Building at the Indian Institute of Science (near the Business Management Studies department).

If you approach from Malleshawarm/ Sankey tank. You will arrive at the Sri Maramma Temple Circle. From the gate follow the road. Do not take the underpass, and continue. The Entreprenuership building will be on your right.

If you approach from Mekhri Circle. Take C V Raman road, the gate closest to our centre will be on your left hand side, it is a little hidden. If you miss it you can enter the main gate ask how to get to the underpass to get to our side of the campus.,77.5671128,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xbb3f458c289bff6a

Anjan Das

Anjan Das heads CII’s work in the areas of knowledge-economy that focuses on effectively realizing economic benefits in terms of value added manufacturing, high technology exports and ownership of critical technologies from the investments made in knowledge ecosystem through public private partnerships.

Anjan has been involved in Policy Framework & Advocacy in the areas of Industry’s investment in R&D, technology acquisition and commercialization; Industry-academia collaborations; Creation-protection-exploitation of IPR; Infusion of design in manufacturing; Innovation promotion and Entrepreneurship development, and has been the architect of conceptualising and implementing many innovative PPP vehicles.

Anjan is a member of many high level government committees and councils such as U.S.-India Endowment Board; Indo-German S&T Centre’s Governing Board; Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion’s India Design Council; Department of Scientific & Industrial Research’s Technical Advisory Committee of Patent Acquisition and Collaborative Research Scheme; Department of Electronics & IT’s Working Group on IPR and Academic Council; Ministry of MSME’s Project Monitoring and Advisory Committee (PMAC) for Implementation of Design Clinic Scheme for MSME etc.

Before joining CII, Anjan worked with CMC Limited, Mumbai; Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi; Hindustan Motors Limited, Kolkata.

Anjan has been a consultant to World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and National Expert of UNIDO.

Anjan has Post Graduate (M. Tech.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.


The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 7200 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 100,000 enterprises from around 242 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

The CII theme of ‘Accelerating Growth, Creating Employment’ for 2014-15 aims to strengthen a growth process that meets the aspirations of today’s India. During the year, CII will specially focus on economic growth, education, skill development, manufacturing, investments, ease of doing business, export competitiveness, legal and regulatory architecture, labour law reforms and entrepreneurship as growth enablers.

With 64 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 7 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.