Professor Gupta has been at the forefront of social innovation in India. He works in the area of expanding global, national and local space for grassroots inventors and innovators to ensure recognition, respect and reward for them. His mission is to demonstrate the potential of knowledge rich economically poor people in taking developing societies out of the morass of mediocrity and lead these on to a path of sustainable progress.
"This is an event where I feel that I can say exactly what I think - which is an extremely rare situation these days."
Geoff Dench, Senior fellow, Young Foundation