‘A riveting story of aspirational lndia … this compelling narrative outlines how, if all the stakeholders – academic institutions, young startups, corporate and business leaders, the government – work together with a sense of purpose, seemingly impossible tasks can be achieved with elan. The authors redefine the roles of academic institutions, leaders of the government and corporate businesses in building the new lndia’ – K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
‘This brilliantly written book is very timely … it will serve as an inspiration to challenge our own mental models and embrace a world full of opportunity and change’ – Gopal Vittal, Managing Director and CEO, Bharti Airtel (India and South Asia)
‘An inspiring story that showcases how some of India’s burning problems can be solved when passionate and diverse groups of people come together to create magic. It chronicles a successful academia-industry collaboration between India’s science and technology institutions, startups and industry leaders. If such a trial-by-fire project can succeed in the midst of a pandemic, then we have reason to be hopeful and optimistic about India’s future’ – Pramath Raj Sinha, founder and Chairman, Harappa Education; founder and Trustee, Ashoka University
‘This story of a young robotics firm applying its talent and skills to seize the opportunity to serve an urgent and immediate need exemplifies the potential of “Atmanirbharta”. A great read!’ – Anju Seth, Director, IIM Calcutta
‘This inside story of the race to produce a world-class life-saving product in the face of the Covid-19 crisis reads like a Mission Impossible script’ – Samir C. Arora, founder, Helios Capital Management Singapore
‘The Ventilator Project records for posterity a shining model of India’s intellectual capacity and spirit of enterprise that will serve as an inspiration for future generations’ – Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC Limited
‘One book that will stand out in 2021 is The Ventilator Project . A timely and riveting read, a fascinating story that no one should miss out on in order to get inspired and take pride in being Indian’ – Amith Prabhu, founder and Communication Catalyst, The Promise Foundation
About the Author
Srikant Sastri is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta, and wears many professional hats. He is Chairman, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, and a board member at several other incubators. As an entrepreneurship evangelizer, he created the ChaloStartup web series and is on several government advisory bodies. As Chairman, I3G Advisory Network, he trains and advises corporations on accelerated business transformation.
Amitabha Bandyopadhyay is a scientist trained at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He established his independent research group in 2006 at the Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Department of IIT Kanpur. In 2012, Amitabha got involved with the institute’s technology business incubator, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre. In 2018, he became the first occupant of the Kent Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Professor-in-charge of Innovation and Incubation at IIT Kanpur.
- ISBN-13: 9789389104660
- Publisher: Macmillan
- Published: March 2021
- Pages: 248
- Binding: Hardcover