Globalization of Innovation and the Role of China and India; The Case of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sectors

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Monday, March 25th, 2013

Monday, March 25, 20134:00PM - 5:30PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
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China and India have come a long way over the past two decades in both aggregate economic development as well as their capacity for technological innovation. Fast-rising research and development expenditures, double-digit growth rates in domestic markets for health technologies, together with unsustainable innovation costs in the industrialized West are among key factors that have converged to make India and China important players in the global biotech and pharmaceutical industries. This session will focus on how far they have come and how their participation is changing the global innovation paradigm with far reaching implications for public policy, business strategy and access to affordable medicines everywhere.

Rahim Rezaie is a joint research fellow at the Rotman School of Management, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. His research interests involve health technology innovation in emerging markets (China, India and Brazil) and the implications of rising innovation capacity in these settings for public policy, business strategy and global health. Dr. Rezaie holds a PhD and Master of Biotechnology degree from the University of Toronto. His previous practical experience includes pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and genetic testing for a host of hereditary human conditions. His current work examines the relationship between health entrepreneurship, globalization and global health.


Lucinda Li
(416) 946-8450


Rahim Rezaie, PhD., M. Biotech
Research Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rotman School of Management Post Graduate Research Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Main Sponsor

India Innovation Institute


Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

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