Prof. Anil K Gupta is the founder of the Honey Bee Network and a visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also worked with the government of India to establish the National Innovation Foundation, which holds national competitions to encourage new inventors and helps sustain them through the National Micro Venture Innovation Fund.
He facilitated the Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship (FINE) through NIFindia.org, hosted by the office of President of India at The President’s House (March 19-23, 2018); pursues research on sustainable natural and institutional resource management, building global value chain to get the grassroots and youthful creativity its due; links technology youth with the problems of MSMEs, and other innovators (techpedia.sristi.org), unlocks corporate and public/private institutional creativity through empathetic open reciprocal innovations, and supports strategic organizations for making breakthroughs innovations.
Prof. Gupta’s mission is to expand the global as well as local space for innovations from and for grassroots, link ideas in the informal and formal sectors, ensure recognition, respect and reward for creative communities, individuals, children and tech students etc.; augmenting open innovations by individuals, institutions, corporations, and countries through frugal, flexible and friendly empathetic platforms.