Aug 28, 2012

The 4th Workshop 2012-13 “Foresight India” (September, 2012)


How might we envision our future? Is it impossible to predict what path it may take?

Using powerful tools such as Environmental Scanning, Business Model Canvas, and cutting-edge collaboration ware called APISNote, this special workshop organized by IIT Hyderabad and of The University of Tokyo offers a great opportunity to think what future of India holds and to extend it to coming into existence; i.e. product, service and business ideas. Join us in this entirely collaborative and hands-on effort to identify the opportunities for innovation and together we will shape the future.

Language: English

Attendance: No allowance for newly enrollment.

Date: September 11 – 19, 2012. (Japan Team)

September 11/ Travel to Hyderabad, India
September 12/ Field tour in Hyderabad
September 13-15/ Joint workshop with IIT Hyderabad
September 16/ Travel from Hyderabad to Delhi
September 17-18/ Field tour in Delhi
September 18-19/ Travel back to Japan

Venue: Lecture Hall 3, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Workshop Organizer: Hiroshi Tamura (Director of, The University of Tokyo) and Yukinobu Yokota (Assistant Director of, The University of Tokyo)

Guest Speaker: Gopalan Sunderraman (Vice President of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd.) and Hideyuki Horii (Executive Director of, The University of Tokyo)

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  • Gopalan Sunderraman

    Vice President – Corporate Development, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd, India. Mr. Sunderraman is an engineering graduate from IIT Madras and a postgraduate in management from IIM Ahmedabad. He began his career with Godrej group in 1980 in the marketing field. Over the 30 years, he worked in manufacturing, quality, strategic planning, logistics, sourcing, Supply chain, project management office and innovation through varied assignments. In the last few years, he has had a wide-ranging exposure through seminars, missions and workshops in the filed of supply chain, logistics and strategic management, quality and innovation. He is actively involved in several nationwide initiatives of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a visiting faculty in many Management Institutes. Currently he is driving the corporate initiative on Breakthrough Management and Disruptive Innovation (DI) in several businesses across Godrej, working closely with Prof Shoji Shiba who has been associated with the globally recognized Leadership for manufacturing program in MIT. He is active in the CII Innovation Mission initiative and is the part of the core group of Module Directors for Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing program (VLFM).

  • 堀井 秀之

    堀井 秀之(ほりい ひでゆき) エグゼクティブ・ディレクター/(一社)日本社会イノベーションセンター(JSIC)代表理事、東京大学名誉教授。
    1980年東京大学工学部土木工学科卒業、ノースウェスタン大学大学院修士課程・博士課程修了、1996年より東京大学大学院工学系研究科社会基盤学専攻教授。専門は社会技術論、イノベーション教育論。2009年よりイノベーション教育プログラム、i.schoolをエグゼクティブ・ディレクターとして運営し、新しい製品、サービス、ビジネスモデル、社会システム等のアイディアを生み出すことのできる人材を育成。2016年に一般社団法人日本社会イノベーションセンター(Japan Social Innovation Center, JSIC)を設立。政府、企業とi.schoolの学生・修了生が協働して社会イノベーションを推進する活動を通じて、実践的な教育機会を提供することを目指している。2018年に東京大学を退職。著書「問題解決のための『社会技術』」、「社会技術論:問題解決のデザイン」など。

  • 田村 大



  • 横田 幸信

    i.schoolディレクター。イノベーションコンサルティング企業i.labマネージング・ディレクター(代表取締役)。早稲田大学ビジネススクール(WBS)非常勤講師。小学生向けの教育系NPO Motivation Maker ディレクター(理事)。九大院理学府修士課程修了後、野村総合研究所、東京大学先端科学技術研究センター技術補佐員、東大院工学系研究科博士課程中退を経て現職。イノベーションの実践活動と科学・工学的観点からのコンサルティング事業及び研究活動を行っている。著作に「INNOVATION PATH」(日経BP社)