Prahalad Achutharao: Innovate the innovation



Mr. Prahalad Achutharao is CEO of Geschickten Biosciences Pvt Ltd in Bangalore, India. He gave a key note speech about Biotechnology and Sustainability in Modern India at the conference ‘Co-creating Sustainable Business between Denmark and India’, held on 14 September 2012 at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and this interview was recorded on the same day.

If we wish to co-create and innovate sustainable solutions it is necessary to craft solutions for the world, not just for India or Denmark, said Mr. Prahalad Achutharao: In order to do that, we need to do things outside of ‘the box’, and it is important to fertalise cross-culture and cross-disciplinary expertise. Moreover, having an open mind is essential – to welcome with open arms ideas and people from all over the world.

In this context, Denmark should understand that India is a developed nation with a number of problems, and these should be considered as an opportunity for Danes to reidentify themselves in India and to co-create new and world-applicable solutions together with the Indians.

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Mr. Prahalad Achutharao drives the overall strategy and business execution for Geschickten Biosciences. He is Head of the Karnataka Chapter of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce’s Biotech Cluster. He specialises in Systems Software and Cluster Computing, and recieved an ‘Indian Leadership Award for Industrial Development’. He has a Masters in Computer & Information Sciences from University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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This interview was conducted by Mik Aidt of the Danish Cultural Institute on 14 September 2012, and the summary was written by Inanna Riccardi.


Read more about the conference and see other presentations, powerpoints, photos and texts here: indiadenmark.in/conferences

Read more about the India Today Copenhagen Tomorrow initiative, which the conference was a part of, here: indiadenmark.in/about

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