The 33rd Foundation Day of BIMTECH was celebrated online on 2nd October, 2020 with much enthusiasm & fervour. Dr. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore delivered the Foundation Day Address on the theme “Innovation and Atmanirbhar Bharat”. Some of the Key Highlights of his Foundation Day Speech are: – We have to be competitive not only in Indian market, but also in global context to be truly considered as Atmanirbhar Bharat – The reason for the creditable performance of Indian two-wheeler original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor can be attributed to their conceptual framework and internal capabilities involving consistency with their models, efficient manufacturing, technological developments, and a thorough understanding of the Indian consumer psyche. – All the above mentioned companies had been exceptional in collaborating with academia for research and development, unlike other Indian players. – He touched upon the topic of innovation in the healthcare industry. “If Indian companies have to be self-reliant by building new idea velocity, enhance the proportion of ideas that get converted successfully,” said Krishnan Listen to his motivating and inspiring speech on how we can make India a truly Atmanirbhar Bharat – #FoundationDay #Innovation #AtmanirbharBharat #ConceptualFrameworks #AutomobileIndustry #ConsumerBehaviour #AcademicCollaborations #InnovativeIdeas AICTE Ministry of Education NITI Aayog