Why India is seeing a fresh wave of Global Innovation Centres

Deepak Visweswaraiah, MD at data management firm NetApp, sums it up well: “The R&D landscape in India has attained a mature credibility on two aspects. One is the ability to drive ecosystem connects. The second is its ability to influence and lead global product charters.” Visweswaraiah wears two hats, one as a India GIC leader and another as one of the global senior vice presidents leading a global team. GICs are also revving up the startup ecosystem with their accelerator programs. Accelerators of many like Microsoft, SAP, NetApp, Target are mentoring young startups.