Established in 2017 the Gopalakrishnan Deshpande Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (GDC) provides the required thought leadership and networking drive to aid in building systems and processes that facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship at all levels. GDC aims to foster innovation in a way that it permeates a wide segment of activities in the Institute, ranging from teaching to research to product development and policy making. By giving concrete form to groundbreaking solutions that surface from the Institute’s labs, faculty, research scholars, as well as young minds to create economic and social impact on a substantial scale.
The Centre endeavours to strengthen the ecosystem for Innovation & Entrepreneurship by bridging the various gaps between the Institute and the marketplace. GDC strives to become a world leader in innovation research and simultaneously make innovation part and parcel of everyday life.