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Understanding the future of science and innovation in India is not simply a matter of benchmarking its success against that of Europe or the US. Instead, it depends on recognising how India can pioneer an interdependent model of knowledge creation, drawing on its distinctive cultural and historical resources.

The UK risks squandering a historic opportunity to be part of this future: India’s emerging strengths as a global centre of innovation require a new approach to collaboration.

This pamphlet forms part of The Atlas of Ideas, an 18-month study of science and innovation in Asia, with a focus on opportunities for collaboration with the UK and Europe. The project is funded by the UK government and a consortium of public and private sector partners.

The Atlas of Ideas is a set of four reports edited by Charles Leadbeater and James Wilsdon. Download the other three reports:

The Atlas of Ideas: How Asian innovation can benefit us all
China: The next science superpower?
Korea: Mass innovation comes of age