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Discuss: Are Indian Business Innovations Relevant to the West?

Indian inventor Mansukhbhai Prajapati poses with his ‘Mitticool (mud cool) Village Fridge’ in Ahmedabad. (Blood Orange Media)

Indian inventor Mansukhbhai Prajapati poses with his ‘Mitticool (mud cool) Village Fridge’ in Ahmedabad. (Blood Orange Media)

India is emerging from the global recession as a source for low cost services and products in the fields of technology, business, energy, healthcare and education. In contrast to the West, India is full of entrepreneural spirit and drive, and its innovators are determined to make their products available to general public. 

The first in a series on Asian Innovation, Asia Society will host discussions in San Francisco and New York with these trailblazing Indian entrepreneurs. Find out more about them at INDOvations.

Can India help the US rediscover its entrepreneurial spirit and drive? How relevant are Indian innovations to the West, especially in times of crisis? Join the discussion below.

Related links
Business Week article on global trends in innovation
Business Week article on jugaad, "India's improvisational style of invention"
Harvard Business Review blog post, 1/25/10