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Tata Group working on an Innovation Forum

Last Updated: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 23:07

Chennai: Tata Group Innovation Forum (TGIF),a
group formed within Tata Group of companies, on Monday said that
its members, who are the senior members of few group
companies, meets regularly to review progress on creating an
innovation environment for Tata companies, which would enhance
their innovativeness.

Interacting with reporters today on the topic -`Innovation
and innovativeness - The Tata Experience`, TGIF chief R
Gopalakrishnan said TGIF`s efforts were to work on four broad
areas such as learning and dissemination innovation,
encouraging innovations and measuring innovation,besides
collaborative innovation.

He said several workshops were conducted to introduce new
concepts on innovation. Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC)
has been pursuing the goal of creating a platform that could
stimulate innovation in Tata Group through research and

"TGIF wanted to have a `simple and easy to use tool` to
measure the innovativeness of a team, which could be a
company, a business unit or a department of an organisation",
he said.

On collaborative innovation, Gopalakrishnan said it was
also decided that opportunities for technological innovations
should be explored by initiating few cluster specific
discussions among the relevant Tata companies.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 3, 2009 - 23:07
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