India as Innovation Hub

Wired News writes:

Generations of Indians have grown up recounting jokes about how the only contribution their nation has made to the world is the invention of zero. Innovation was something other people did.

That’s no longer the case. At research labs across the country, Indians are creating technologies specifically designed for the nation’s multilingual masses and its poor. In doing so, the country is emerging as a research hub for technologies geared to the Third World.

The article also discusses a number of examples of innovation happening in India. I will be writing a series as part of my Tech Talk columns on Innovation in India sometime soon.

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