Lectures/Seminars/Conference Presentations By Dr. Sabyasachi Saha

Presentations at Academic Conferences
Broad Theme - University-Industry Interface, Technology Transfer and Innovation Economics
 Abroad  
1. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China – 2015 Asia Pacific Innovation Conference, 19-21 November 2015; Title: “Promoting Innovations in Indian Universities: A Theoretical Model of University-Industry Interface” (accepted)
2. Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland – Warsaw International Economic Meeting 2012, 6-8 July 2012; Title: “Drivers of University Research and Patenting in India: Econometric Estimation of the Research Production Function”
3. School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA – 2011 Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy, 15-17 September 2011; Title: “Leveraging Public Funded Research for India’s Economic Emergence: Role of IPR” 
4. National University of Singapore Business School, Singapore – Second Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, 3-4 May, 2011; Title: “Drivers of University Research and Patenting in India: Econometric Estimation of the Research Production Function” 
 India  
1.

UGC Centre for Advanced Study, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala – Conference on “Innovations, Knowledge Accumulation and Economic Development in the Era of Fourth Industrial Revolution” 15-16 March 2018

2.

Fourth IndiaLICS Conference, New Delhi 2-4 November 2017organised by NISTADS, JNU and RIS; Title of Presentation: “A Review of R&D and Sectoral Incentives in Manufacturing in Industrialised and Emerging Economies: Lessons for Make in India

3.

International conference on “Globalization and India's Innovation System: A Creative Destruction?” Kottayam, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, 4-6 February 2017; Title of Presentation: “University-Industry Interface in India: Theoretical Perspectives on the Innovation System

4.

Third IndiaLICS Conference, Trivandrum, 16-18 March 2016 at Centre for Development Studies, Title of Presentation: “Means of Implementation of SDGs: Finance and Technology Facilitation Mechanism”

5.

2013 Asian Conference on Innovation and Policy,  New Delhi, 28-31 July 2013; Title of Presentation: “Research and Knowledge Creation in Indian Universities”

6.

Centre for International Trade and Development (CITD), JNU, New Delhi – CITD Conference on Growth and Development: Future Directions for India, 23-24 April 2010; Title of Presentation: Perspectives on Public Funded Research for Technological Development: Insights from India’s Technology Trajectory”

 Broad Theme – India’s Manufacturing Sector and Employment
1. 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE), 15-18 December 2017 organised by IHD, GIFT, CDS, KU at Trivandrum, Kerala – SACEPS-SARNET Round Table Discussion on Meeting the Employment Challenge in South Asia; Title of Presentation: “Employment Generation in Indian Manufacturing: Relevance of Export Sector in Job Creation
2.

99th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association, 27-29 December 2016 at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, AP (India); Special Session on SDGs; Title of Presentation: “Manufacturing Sector in India and Priorities of Job Creation for Sustainable Economic Growth

Policy Dialogues 
United Nations
1.

UNESCAP, Bangkok - Workshop on  “SDGs in South Asia: in search of a regional framework” on 28 March 2019 in Bangkok (Made presentation on ‘SDGs: Emerging Indian Experience’)

2.

United Nations, Buenos Aires - Side Event at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21 March 2019 organised by International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva and RIS on “The Power of International Value Chains in the Global South”. (Made presentation on the key findings of the chapter contributed by RIS Team on the theme ‘Resurgence of the Global South’ in the ITC-RIS joint publication titled “The power of international value chains in the Global South”)

3.

United Nations, Buenos Aires - Side Event at the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20 March 2019 organised by BRICS Policy Center; DCD/OECD; DIE; RIS on “Engaging Private Actors to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: Learning from South-South and Triangular Cooperation”. (Panelist)

4.

United Nations Headquarters, New York – Participation at meetings on the sidelines of the High Level Political Forum, 2018 as part of RIS delegation, 10-15 July 2018

5.

United Nations Headquarters, New York – Special Event on the South-South Global Thinkers Initiative and the Workshop on Impact Assessment for South-South Cooperation, 14 July 2017 (Invited Expert); Presentation on “SSC for Equitable Growth in the South: Benchmarks for Assessment” on the sidelines of the High Level Political Forum

6.

United Nations Foundation, New York – Panel Discussion on Implementing Agenda 2030: Role of Global Partnerships and Localisation of SDGs, 18 July 2017 (Invited Expert)

7.

UNDP and Government of Cote d’Ivoire – International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA) (Second Edition), Abidjan, 28-30 March 2017 (Invited Expert); Presentation on “Digital Economy for Emergence, Transformation and Inclusion: Recent Strides in India”

8.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York – Meeting of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST), 22 September 2015 (Delegate)

9

United Nations Headquarters, New York – Consultation on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Southern Perspectives, organised by RIS, 21 September 2015 (Delegate and Introductory Remarks)

10

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The Third International Conference on Financing for Development - FfD3, 13-16 July 2015) (Invited by UN as participant from Civil Society)

BRICS/G20/IBSA/WTO/Others

1.

IBSA Academic Forum, Kochi, India, 3-4 May 2019

2.

Meeting of the T20 Japan Task Force 8, Tokyo, Japan on Trade, Investment and Globalisation as Member of the Task Force on 23 January 2019 and contributed to the deliberations on Policy Briefs on “Reinvigorating the WTO as a Negotiating Forum” and “Expanding and Restructuring Global Value Chains for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth”

3. T20 Japan Inception Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 4-5 December, 2018
4.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Annual Meeting 2018, Mumbai, India 25-26 June 2018 (Member of RIS Delegation as knowledge partner of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India)

5.

New Development Bank (NDB) Annual Meeting 2018, Shanghai, China 28-29 May 2018 (Invited Participant)

6.

The 3rd Meeting of the  Global Forum of National Advisory Councils on Science, Technology and Innovations, Pretoria, South Africa, 5-6 December 2017 (Panel Member in the Session on STI and SMEs)

7.

International Conference on Strategic Visions of Russia-India Relations and Changes in the World Order, Moscow, Russia, 12-13 October 2017 (Presentation on Strengthening BRICS and Bilateral Strategy of Technological Modernisation)

8.

2017 BRICS Think Tank Symposium on BRICS Cooperation and Global Value Chains, Guangzhou, China, 16 May 2017 (Presentation on Intra-BRICS Trade in High Technology: Opportunities of Industrial Value Chains in BRICS)

9. New Development Bank (NDB) Consultation with Civil Society (Goa - October, 2016; New Delhi – April, 2017)
10.

1st BRICS Economic Forum, Goa, India, Organised by Ministry of Finance, Reserve Bank of India and RIS, 13-14 October 2016 (Discussant in the High-Level Panel Discussion on BRICS and Innovation Economy)

11.

T20 Berlin Conference, Germany; Organized by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), German Development Institute (DIE) and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) at Berlin, Germany on 12-13 May 2016 (Discussant in the Session on Trade and Investment)

12. 8th BRICS Academic Forum, Goa, India, organised by RIS and ORF, 19-21 September 2016 (Delegate)
13.

Conference on WTO and SDGs: Issues before the Nairobi Ministerial, New Delhi – Organized by RIS, CWTO Studies, German Development Institute, FICCI and CII, 23-24 November 2015, Title of Presentation: “Information Technology Agreement and Domestic Manufacturing in India”

14.

Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) at Beijing, China – 2015 BRICS Think Tank Roundtable, 18-19 June 2015 (Invited Expert)

15.

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi – RIS-UNCTAD Brainstorming on Promoting Enterprise Innovation in India, 8 October 2013 (Expert and Author)

Government of India and State Governments

1.

Presentation of the Conference Report at AIIB Annual Meeting Lead-Up Conference on Water and Sanitation, Pune, 31 May-1 June 2018, (Organised by the Ministry of Finance, RIS and FICCI)

2.

Presentation of the Conference Report at AIIB Annual Meeting Lead-Up Conference on Futuristic, Resilient and Digital Infrastructure, Bangalore, 3-4 May 2018, (Organised by the Ministry of Finance, RIS and CII)

3.

Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission, Naya Raipur – National Consultation on SDGs and Administrative Reforms, 3-4 August 2017; Presentation on “Policy Framework in India and Review under SDGs”

4.

NITI Aayog – Moderated session on “Preserving Water Ecosystems” at the National Consultation on SDG 6, 9 August 2016 (organized by NITI Aayog in partnership with RIS and UN)

5.

Parliament of India - South Asian Speakers’ Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, 18-20 February, 2017 (Member of RIS delegation)

6.

Parliament of India – Briefing for Women Parliamentarians on BRICS Women Parliamentarian Forum – Title of Presentation: “Sustainable Development Goals” (in presence of Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha and Senior Members of Parliament from both houses), 26 July 2016 (organized by Speakers’ Research Initiative)

7.

Embassy of India in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Consultation on Financing for Development, Organised by RIS, 14 July 2015 (Delegate and Introductory Remarks)

 

Presentations at Workshops/Seminars

1.

Workshop on Development Finance in South Asia and Emerging Development Experiences: Way Forward for South-South Cooperation – organised by RIS and FIDC; 17-18 December 2017, Trivandrum, Kerala (Invited Expert)

2.

India Habitat Centre, New Delhi – Breakout Session on “Strengthening the Evidence Base for Policy” at the South Asia Regional Consultation on Agriculture and Food Systems in the Era of Sustainable Development, 11-12 February 2016 (organized by RIS in partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Global Panel)

3.

Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Government of Germany, Berlin - Meeting of the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) and BMZ, 11 May 2016 (Invited Expert)

4.

New York University, New York – Consultation on Institutional Architecture and Development & Access to Technology, organised by RIS, 22 September 2015 (Delegate)

5.

Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi – Breakfast Seminar, 26 November 2014, Title of Presentation: “University-Industry Interface and Technology Transfer: The Indian Context

6..

National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), New Delhi – Seminar, 24 January 2013; Title of Presentation: “Faculty Research Behaviour and Knowledge Creation in Indian Universities: Theory and Empirical Evidence”

7.

HTW (University of Applied Sciences) Berlin, Germany – Rising Powers: A Workshop on China’s and India’s Economy 22 June 2012, Title of Presentation: “From Technological Learning to Innovations: Evolving Paradigms in India”

8.

Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), JNU, New Delhi – Discussion Forum, 1 April 2011; Title of Presentation: “Patenting University Research in India”

9.

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi – International Conference ‘Emerging Economies in the New World Order: Promises, Pitfalls and Priorities’, 12-13 April 2010; The Claridges Hotel, New Delhi (Rapporteur)
10.

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi – ICRIER-KAS Workshop on Technology, 4 March 2009; Title of Presentation: “India’s Tryst with Technology: The Way Forward”

11.

Centre for International Trade and Development (CITD), JNU, New Delhi – M.Phil. seminar presentation May 2008; Title of Presentation: “Provision of Collective Goods through Contracting and Partnerships”

Invited Lectures

1.

“Resurgent India Yuva Conclave‐2019” organised by National Yuva Cooperative Society (NYCS) Ltd. in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on 15th February 2019 in Seminar Hall at IIT Delhi Hauz Khas Campus New Delhi. (delivered lecture in the session on ‘Creating Opportunities in Smaller Cities and Rural Areas: Agriculture and Beyond’)

2.

ORF-GIZ Workshop on Digital Economy, June 2018

3.

Round Table on WTO, Organised by Swadeshi Jagran Manch, 9 November 2017 (E Commerce issues)

4.

Workshop on “Reforms in International Taxation and Financial Transparency: Towards a Regional Agenda for Asia”, Organised by Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) and Financial Transparency Coalition on 21 November 2016 at New Delhi (Lead Panellist)

5.

First Consultation Meeting on Technology Facilitation Mechanism, organised by RIS, 30 September 2016 (Lead Panellist)

6.

Panel Discussion on “Exchange Rate and Export Competitiveness”, Organised by Business Standard and Federation of Indian Exporters Organization on 31 May 2016 at New Delhi (Invited Expert on the Panel)

7.

Seminar on “Taking Sustainable Development and Climate Agenda Post 2015”, Organized by Stree Aadhar Kendra, Development Support Team, Pune and Beyond Copenhagen on 21 February 2016 at Pune (Addressed the Inaugural Session and made a presentation on the SDGs)

8.

Seminar on “Building a Clean Power Platform through Innovative Finance Policy” at RIS, New Delhi, 18 December 2015 (Discussant)

9.

Dinner Meeting in Honour of Mr Ric Wells, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia, Australian High Commission, New Delhi, 17 December 2015 (Invited Expert)

10.

International Meeting on Civil Society Response to India-Africa Summit” organised by Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), New Delhi, 07-08 December 2015 (Speaker in the Inaugural and Panel)