Research needs to be primed for market: Gopalakrishnan

There is a need for creating a ‘translational research’ structure in academic institutions to take promising research projects and transform them into successful businesses for India to see more deep tech innovation, says S. Gopalakrishnan, Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation and cofounder of Infosys, while speaking to Nilesh Christopher from The Economic Times.

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Five eminent professors and a director selected for the Infosys Prize 2017

“A six-member jury of renowned scientists and professors selected the winners from 236 nominations received in six categories”, Infosys Science Foundation's Board of Trustees President and Infosys co-founder K. Dinesh elaborates while speaking to The Economic Times

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There is an urgent need for research and science to be recognized in the country – Narayana Murthy

Speaking at a panel session with YourStory, titled: ‘Science jargon and society – need to bridge this gap’, ISF Trustee, Narayana Murthy points out that only when we are able to translate the output of research to less esoteric language can other research groups or corporations understand and apply this wonderful work in meaningful ways.

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Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne to be chief guest at the awards event in Bengaluru on January 10, 2018

The Infosys Prize was announced in the fields of engineering and computer science, humanities, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences at a press conference in Bengaluru, reports Scroll.in. Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne will be the chief guest at the awards event in Bengaluru on January 10.

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The Infosys Prize aligns with our core principle of promoting science and inspiring young researchers in the country – K. Dinesh

A neuroscientist using computers to map the human brain and a chemist trying to make DNA machines to study living cells are among the winners of the Infosys Prize 2017 announced across six fields, reports The Hindu Business Line

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We need to convert research into start-ups: Kris Gopalakrishnan

In a Q&A with Raghu Krishnan from Business Standard, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation, stresses the importance of translational research that takes ideas and projects to the industry

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How societal norms work against women choosing STEM careers

Infosys Prize 2014 laureate Prof. Shubha Tole writes in The Economic Times about the challenges that women face while a career in STEM (science / technology / engineering / mathematics)

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Aiming for the moon: Women and a passion for science

In the 21st century the professional world has taken many a leap but gender bias still remains a pertinent issue, especially in the domain of Science and Research, an Economic Times blog by Infosys Prize 2016 laureate Prof. Gagandeep Kang.

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Creating awareness creatively

Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) held the 6th edition of the Limit Infinity series, an inter-school fest aimed at fostering interest in Science amongst school children, reports Manasa Kambanna from The Hindu.

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How fluid dynamics is helping understand heart disease

Prof. V. Kumaran, Infosys Prize 2016 laureate speaks to Scroll about a model to predict progress of cardiovascular disease based on the nature of blood flow within arteries.

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In a league of his own

Prof. Akshay Venkatesh

Winner of the Infosys Prize 2016 and one of the youngest Ph.D holders in the world, Akshay Venkatesh talks to Supraja Prasad from The Hindu about the Queen of mathematics — number theory.

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Life may exist outside Earth but we may not recognize it, says Anil Bhardwaj

Dr. Anil Bhardwaj

Dr. Anil Bhardwaj, the director of the Space Physics Laboratory at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and Infosys Prize 2016 laureate, talks to Leslie D’Monte from Livemint on the significance of phenomena like airglow, electroglow, aurora, and moon and Mars missions.

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Tech not the ultimate cure, need good people to man it: NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys

NR Narayana Murthy

Even as liberalization delivers significant economic gain, there is a glaring lack of reform in the system of higher education in the country according to NR Narayana Murthy, Founder – Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation. In a freewheeling interview with K.R. Balasubramanyam and J. Vignesh from The Economic Times, he advocates the need for higher education to solve everyday problems and insists that while technology and the adoption of digital platforms can help, these are not foolproof solutions.

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India requires a sustained commitment to science

Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Nobel Laureate Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, speaks to R. Prasad from The Hindu about the implications of some the Indian government policies on science and technology.

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Prizes are not goals, only milestones for scientists : Nobel Laureate

Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Scientists should not be working for awards, Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan told The Times of India, adding that if anything, prizes are only milestones in their long careers, which are built answering questions.

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Tech start-ups and academia: How Indian Institute of Science is showing the way

V Kumaran

Infosys Prize 2016 laureate, V Kumaran talks to P.P Thimmaya from The Financial Express about the technology industry’s long standing relationship with the academia with the latter’s breakthrough research activities forming the framework for commercially viable products and services that find a ready market.

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Research in India Part 1: Local Solutions Needed to deal with unique problems

S.D Shibulal

S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation asserts on the need to undertake applied research that can focus on areas of national importance like poverty, health and education, in his Firstpost blog.

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Research in India Part 2: Does R&D hold the key to fuelling economic development?

S.D Shibulal

In his second Firstpost blog, S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation talks about the positive correlation between R and D and economic development.

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Research in India Part 3: Ecosystems are the key to nurturing an innovation economy

S.D Shibulal

S.D Shibulal, Co-Founder, Infosys Limited, and Trustee, Infosys Science Foundation, discusses about the need for quality infrastructure and ecosystem to foster the growth of an innovation economy, in his third Firstpost blog.

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