Yashraj Bhardwaj Co-Founder of Petonic Infotech, becomes first Indian and Youngest ever Garwood Innovation Fellow in history of University of California Berkeley.
Although this prestigious honor is normally given to those with a PhD, Yashraj is the only youngest person in history to have received it.
In addition, he serves as a member of the Berkeley-NITI Aayog Industry Advisory Council. Open innovation tactics used by Silicon Valley R&D departments within major corporations are part of Yashraj’s study.
His goal is to enhance India’s manufacturing base and move the country into the digital era.
With this thought Yashraj also published one of Bestseller in International Economics along with Renowned Professor Solomon Darwin (Father of Smart Villages) and Professor Henry Chesbrough (Father of Open Innovation) named: – ‘Resetting the Jewel in the crown’ and upcoming book – ‘Quest for the jewel in the crown’.
Open innovation is a term used to promote an information age mindset toward innovation that runs counter to the secrecy and silo mentality of traditional corporate research labs.
The benefits and driving forces behind increased openness have been noted and discussed as far back as the 1960s, especially as it pertains to interfirm cooperation in R&D.
Use of the term ‘open innovation’ in reference to the increasing embrace of external cooperation in a complex world has been promoted by Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor, and faculty director of the Center for Open Innovation of the Haas school of Business at the University of California
“It feels amazing to be the University of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Innovation Fellow. My research centered on open innovation frameworks for India. I will remain an advisor to Berkeley Haas and the Berkeley-NITI Aayog Industry Advisory Council. “Yashraj Bhardwaj, Co-founder of Petonic Infotech ,