The 2nd Deshpande-Gopalakrishnan Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a gathering of academicians, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, investors and policy-makers who are focused on promoting and accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship across the academic environment. The Symposium provides a venue for attendees to learn from each other’s experiences; to gain wider exposure for their ideas, successes and start-ups; and to collaborate on activities that increase innovation and entrepreneurship in academic communities.

The Symposium is being organised by GDC with the support of IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and the Deshpande Foundation. Participation is by invitation only.

This symposium provides a forum for attendees to reflect and to learn from professionals and academicians from the best institutions around the world on creating vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems in campuses across India. It also provides institutions an opportunity to explore approaches to accelerate technologies from their laboratories into vibrant StartUps such as the GDC flagship program, I-NCUBATE.

The symposium will feature KEYNOTE TALKS and TOPICAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS in an informal and an interactive forum. The symposium will provide ample opportunities for networking during the sessions as well as during the evening programs.

The symposium will be hosted at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in a resplendent setting of picturesque hills and lakes.

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