India’s “Second Tier” Cities: Where Innovation is Happening

Two days in a row this week, I coincidentally found myself in conversations on innovation in India’s second-tier cities. These areas are quickly attracting forward-thinking businesses and are home to inventive new design projects, too. The first conversation was a group discussion with Dev Patnaik, principal of innovation-strategy firm Jump Associates. The second was a one-on-one chat with Jay Bhatt, the senior vice president at Autodesk who oversees the company’s architectural software products. Both recently returned from India and dropped by to share their observations.

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