Sudhansu Rai

Associate Professor

Room: DH.Ø.2.32

Tel: +4538152494


Sudhanshu Rai is currently an Associate Professor of innovation in emerging economies, Copenhagen Business School. He is working on two aligned but separate projects, the Nature of Indian innovation which seeks to understand innovation in India from a non-industrial production systems perspective. In this project he explores how traditional industries have continued to innovate to survive in the world, how they have adopted new technology and managed to improve and enhance their traditional skill base. Non-Industrial production systems are thriving and well according to Sudhanshu. His second research project is the Mind science in society for innovation, which seeks to understand the role of meditation and contemplation on innovation, a neurological perspective. He takes a neuro phenomenological approach. Sudhanshu aims to explore the link between meditative and contemplative techniques and innovative intent, for more information on these projects go to his blog, He also organizes the Mind, Meditation and Innovation conference to disseminate the research findings from this field. In the past his research projects were the co-creation of Innovation project, co-creation of social entrepreneurship project, He is an entrepreneur in his own right and the founder of iVATION Consulting. In the past he has worked with Institutional logics, Indian reasoning, and Knowledge management. He has several research publications and contributions to chapters in several books.

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