Significance of chemical industry in today’s world, Defining invention and innovation, Transformative impact of an innovation, Innovation dimension and drivers, Structured methodologies for innovating, and Enhancing innovation in organizations.
Dr. Raksh Vir Jasra is currently working as Senior Vice President (R&D), Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Manufacturing Division, Vadodara. He obtained his PhD from IIT Delhi, in 1981. He was a Visiting Scientist at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (1989-1990). He has published nearly 300 original research articles, along with 83 patents granted including 35 U.S. patents. He has supervised nearly 27 PhD students. He has received several awards including National Award for Technology Innovation in Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastic Processing Industry was for the Development High thermally conducting polymer films for electronic applications by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, 2016, Federation of Gujarat Industries award for excellence in research, 2015, Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) Inclusive Innovation Award 2014 and Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2008.