Prof. Anil K. Gupta

CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow 2018-21 Founder, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, GIAN & NIF Visiting Faculty, IIMA & IITB

Professor Anil K Gupta, FNAAS. FWAAS. FINSA, is a visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; after retiring in 2017 after teaching there for 36 years. He is also a distinguished visiting faculty at IIT Bombay, NIPER, Ahmedabad and AcSIR professor. He is  the founder of Honey Bee Network, National Innovation Foundation,, and,; and is  CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow, 2018-21.He has been engaged in activities that  expand the global as well as local space for innovations from and for  grassroots, link ideas in informal and formal sector, ensure recognition, respect and reward for creative entities. His keen interest in augmenting open and social  innovations by  various entities through  frugal, flexible and friendly empathetic platforms is visible via his previous engagements like Festival of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, hosted by the office of the President of India  at The President’s House and Festival of Innovation.

A noted speaker on unleashing innovation potential at various platforms hosted by CISCO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, P&G, Viacom, social business Summit by Grameen foundation, SAP Labs,  HP, GE Research Centre, Volvo, Dr Reddy’s Lab, Tata Innovation Awards, World Bank, Harvard, MIT Boston to name a few. Of notable interest is his Shodhyatra, learning walk in every state of India once covering more than 6000 km along with Honey Bee Network  volunteers. He is chairing various committees and serves as board members of many prestigious  groups and corporate bodies focused on innovation and research. Among various honors received by sir , notable are CSIR Bhatnagar Fellowship 2018-21,  Best Researcher award at IIMA, 2015, Humanistic Management Lifetime Achievement Award by the Humanistic Management Network, and the  Padma Shri, a national civil award by The President of India conferred way back in 2004