Pravin Rajpal is the Innovation coach to Fortune 500 companies like Samsung, Dell, Claas, JCB, Whirlpool and many other companies. He is a red bull of creative thinking and developed world’s first 3D Idea Generator, which is helping top companies to come up with breakthrough ideas in a flash. He developed the Industry Innovation Framework for Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), which is considered as a blue-print of innovation driven wealth creation and adopted by large number of industries in India. He has transformed the closed cultures of many top organization into open innovation cultures.
He has taken out innovation from the confines of four walls of R&D and brought it as the key result area of marketing function. He has developed the high growth innovation cultures for top conglomerates like TATA Group (110 billion dollar enterprise) and Aditya Birla group (48 billion dollar enterprise). Pravin Rajpal has played a great role in transforming many organizations from products companies to innovative solutions companies. Played a great role in transforming ITC from a Cigarette company into FMCG. Has promoted Quality and business excellence from 1996 to 2007 as the knowledge partner of Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He has promoted Innovation framework as the knowledge partner of CII.
Pravin Rajpal has transformed the higher education system of India by setting up InnovatioNext Industry 4.0 open innovation centres. The centre develops future ready thought leaders, intrapreneurs, technopreneurs, innopreneurs, betapreneurs, entrepreneurs and technology start-ups to steer the innovation driven growth. More than 25 InnovatioNext centres have been set up by him in top universities across India where more than 100000 most innovative minds are working to resolve real life critical challenges of the industry.
He has played a great role in designing the pedagogy to align with Govt.of India initiatives like START UP INDIA, SMART INDIA HACKATHON, ATAL INNOVATION MISSION etc. He is helping the Indian higher education system to implement the new education policy directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). He has played a great role in saving the Indian universities from disruption and is transforming them into world class and most innovative universities. Pravin Rajpal has connected the industry and academia for open innovation projects. He is transforming the higher education institutions into growth engines of the industry. He is the trend setter and a revolutionary thinker behind the One Student, One Patent Movement in India.
Rajpal ignited the iTorch to fire up the passions, illuminate the minds and ignite the spirit of innovation in millions of people.The objective of the torch ceremony is to engage all people in an uplifting experience to Light up the entrepreneurial fire, Illuminate the minds with bright ideas and Ignite the indomitable human spirit for never ever giving up in life. The Torch ceremony is the signature event of Rajpal, which is acclaimed all over the world for energizing the audience and inspires them to become the force of innovation. He has carried the iTorch to various parts of the world and passed on to the global thought leaders which includes the President of Republic of Botswana who called it “Enlightment”.
He is the author of two best selling books – ‘5 Thinkings to Win’ and ‘Achieving Business Excellence’
He was awarded the prestigious Asia pacific Global Excellence Award for “Global contribution to training and development” in 2007.
“The Olympic torch started from Greece and the Innovation torch started from India. Two countries with very rich cultural heritage. Well done Pravin Rajpal for your extra ordinary vision and for bringing the torch to Australia. It is indeed a great privilege for Australia and for all of us here to receive the torch.”
Alexe Bojovschi, Emerging Innovation Summit, Melbourne Conference Chair
“We appreciate this movement very much. This is an amazing torch which will enlighten us. It will enlighten the youth and heighten their spirits and when ever they are in the difficult situation, they will come out of it”
Slumber Tsogwane, Honourable President of Republic of Botswana.
“Pravin Rajpal received the highest acclaim from the conference participants for his key note talk, panel discussions and inspiring work which includes bringing the innovation torch to Australia before travelling around the globe.”
Alexe Bojovschi, EIS Melbourne Conference Chair
“Incredible work by Pravin Rajpal, not only in India, but many parts of the world. Staggering contributions to Creativity & Innovation not only in the World of business but in Universities and academia.Amazing contribution to the world of Creativity and Innovation. We all need to say to ourselves that we can all do this. I am sure all of us can walk out of this room and create a great impact on the lives of other people like Pravin Rajpal has done for many many years. It is an honour for me To receive the Innovation Torch from Pravin Rajpal and I can assure you we will take this across Africa.”
Dr. Kobus Neethling, President South Africa Creativity Foundation.
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