October 21, 2009

Tata Sons Chairman wins The Economist's Innovation Award for business process innovation

The Economist is pleased to announce that Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Sons, is the winner of this year’s Business Process Innovation Award. Tata has forged a company that is shaping businesses across the globe and changing the way Indian companies conduct business. The company is also responsible for inventing the Tata Nano, the world’s lowest-cost car. Innovative methods through which the car is designed and manufactured enable Tata Motors to offer a more affordable, safe and efficient form of mobility to families in emerging markets.

Ratan Tata along with seven additional award winners from the other categories will be recognised for turning their innovative ideas into reality at The Economist’s Eighth Annual Innovation Awards Ceremony and Summit, held in London on October 29th and 30th. October 29th sees the Innovation Awards Ceremony at the Science Museum and on October 30th, the Eighth Annual Innovation Summit occurs at the Dorchester Hotel. This unique Awards Ceremony and Summit is the only event of its kind focusing on the interface between innovation and business.

The Economist’s Eighth Annual Innovation Summit provides an opportunity for delegates to meet the greatest thinkers and doers of this world in an inspirational setting, take away content relevant to their business environment and hear from the 2009 Innovation Awards winners. The speaker line-up includes Lesa B. Roe, director, NASA’s Langley Research Centre and Bright Simons, co-founder of mPedigree, which developed a simple system that allows people to establish whether medicines are counterfeit or not.

The Tata Nano Europa, the Tata Nano’s European counterpart will also be making its first ever appearance in the UK at the Summit.