Providing a platform to the scholars, researchers, academicians and practitioners to show their original research-work, exchange research findings and innovative insights.


The Centre for Innovation at Goa Institute of Management proudly presents the 2020 “Emerging Markets Innovation” (EMI) Conference. This Conference brings together leading experts, practitioners, and academicians to discuss some of the biggest applications, opportunities, and challenges faced by emerging economies today in the innovation landscape and ecosystem.
In one of the recent studies by World Economic Outlook, it has been identified that the emerging market GDP has surpassed the GDP of the developed markets. Moreover, in the next few years, 70% growth in the world economy is estimated from the emerging markets and thus emerging market innovations are the key driver to global economic growth.


The 2020 “Emerging Markets Innovation” Conference provides a platform to the scholars, researchers, academicians and practitioners to show their original research-work, exchange research findings and innovative insights on the following themes including, but not limited to:

  • Innovation created for emerging markets
  • Innovation developed in emerging markets
  • Innovation developed by firms operating in emerging markets
  • Innovation developed in emerging markets and spread over to developed markets


Scholars, practitioners and academicians are encouraged to submit their original and unpublished work in the following categories:

  • Practitioner’s case
  • Research Paper
  • Poster


Key Dates:
Paper submission deadline: January 31, 2020
Acceptance Notification by: February 8, 2020
Camera-ready Paper Submission Deadline: February 10, 2020
Conference Dates: February 22, 2020


Chief Guest


Ms. Ankita Anand,
IAS – Director (Information Technology),
Government of Goa
CEO, Start-up Promotion Cell

Guest of Honor

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Dr. Ashis Dash
ITS – Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
Regional Authority, Vadodara, Gujarat,
DGFT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Government of India


Abhay Jere (Chief Innovation Officer at Ministry of HRD, Government of India)

Dr. Abhishek Nanda (Head, Innovation Dental Surgery Pidlite)

Dr. Ambuj Chatturvedi (Sr. VP, Idea Knowledge Park)

Ashish Ranjan (CDO, National Engineering Industries Ltd.)

D Shiv Kumar (CHRO Aditya Birla Group)

Dattaraj Rao (Leader and Head, AI Research Lab, Persistent)

Nikhil Malhotra (Global Head of Innovation, Tech Mahindra)

Prof. Olaf Żylicz (Warsaw University of Technology Business School)

Ms. Preeti Vyas (Chairwoman, Vyas Giannetti Creative)

Rajeev Shorey (Principal Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs)

Rishikesha T Krishnan (Professor Strategy, IIM Bangalore)

Suma N (Director Engineering – Technology, Innovation and Strategy Honeywell Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd)

Srikanth Mutnuri (Head, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus; Recipient of Bill & Melinda Gates foundation project award)

Y Nagendra (CTO, Thriveni Earthmovers Pvt. Ltd, Odisha, Former CIO Vedanta)

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About the Centre for Innovation


Our Vision

To be a centre of excellence in the endeavour to ideate, conduct and perform leading edge innovation.


Our Mission

To strengthen innovation practice and capability; facilitate innovation and innovators; and position Goa as a leading innovation hub.


Our Purpose

  • Create an ecosystem to exchange cutting edge/breakthrough ideas between academicians, business leaders, grassroots innovators, students and other stakeholders.
  • Conduct events and workshops that strengthen, facilitate and develop innovation and innovators.
  • Sensitize the students, academicians, innovators and other stakeholders in innovation practices.


Our Partners

The Centre for Innovation is connected to a large network of scientists, entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, public sector, private sector and NGOs. Many of them solidify their relation to the Centre for Innovation/Goa Institute of Management through various partnerships.


Upcoming Flagship Programmes through the Centre

  • inTalk”- Expert innovation talk and discussions
  • inLab”- Innovation action lab dealing with cutting edge innovations.
  • inConversation Café”- platform to capture innovation dilemmas, challenges and opportunities


We are all eager to connect, share ideas and play.

Chairperson and Head

Nitin Upadhyay is a researcher, Inventor, Innovator, Consultant, Leader, Coach, Academician and Prolific Writer. He has worked and provided consultancy services at some of the top Fortune 500 companies. He has a wide industry, academia, consultancy and research experience. He is the most sought after speaker on Blockchain, Innovation, Design, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Future Technology and Analytics. He is an influencer and a regular contributor to Times of India, Economic Times and India Times. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts London and Fellow of Institute of Engineers (I). He has received many awards and recognition nationally and internationally. He is listed in the Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Asia, Top Innovators of the World (IBC Cambridge), and received multiple awards such as – Research Shepherd, Star Researcher and Innovator, Outstanding Scientist, Best Professor in Information Technology Studies, IEEE Conf. Guest of Honour, Lifetime achievement award USA, Best Research (South Korea).


Anamika Sinha is a doctorate in applied behaviour. She has a deep level understanding of human processes through T group laboratory methods and is also certified assessor for DISC personality profiling. Her strength in the centre stems from her understanding of cultures and design thinking for Human resource development.

Shawn Melicio Melicio Coutinho has over 11+ experience in the industry prior to joining academics. Worked with leading multinationals in various capacities, in diverse sectors from Healthcare (Johnson & Johnson), Information Technology (Wipro) and Energy (Reliance). His areas of interest are healthcare, marketing, branding, pricing strategy, new product development and sales & distribution. Currently also consults with leading healthcare organizations in developing India market access strategy and marketing. Has conducted MDP programs for the Government of Goa, Johnson & Johnson and other pharma companies.

Anup Kumar Maurya is a researcher and academician in the area of Artificial Intelligence & Information Security Analytics for the Internet of Things. He has worked on various real-time mobile banking projects related to user authentication, data security, cloud computing, internet of things, and artificial intelligence.


For more information to collaborate with us, please get in touch at:

Goa Institute of Management, Poriem, Sattari, Goa 403505.
Phone: +91 73820 64374 (Dr. Anup Maurya)