Innovation is a way of life at Reliance

It is innovation that transformed us from a small textile trading firm into India's largest private sector enterprise and a Fortune 500 company. From sparking off the equity cult in India to setting up the world's largest grassroots refinery to now ushering in a digital revolution in India, Reliance has always demonstrated that innovation is in its DNA. Our innovations touch many facets of life in India – be it transportation, retail, or healthcare. Our bold ambitions for Reliance and for India push us to create an innovation agenda that is even bolder, ensuring that the next wave of growth will remain innovation-led.


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Reliance Innovation Council

The Reliance Innovation Council (RIC) sets an agenda to actively nurture innovation within Reliance in order to safeguard its standing as a unique corporate entity and one of the most innovative companies in the world. In other words, the council – which consists of global thought leaders, Nobel Laureates, and iconic personalities – provides vision to the innovation movement at Reliance. Reliance Technology Group (RTG), which houses a state-of-the-art R&D centre and leads technology development at Reliance, was born out of RIC's vision.

R.A. Mashelkar

R.A. Mashelkar

Chairman of Reliance Innovation Council

Mukesh D. Ambani

Mukesh D. Ambani

Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited

Jean-Marie Lehn

Jean-Marie Lehn

Professor, College de France, Paris

Robert H. Grubbs

Robert H. Grubbs

Professor, California Institute of Technology, USA

George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides

Professor, Harvard University, USA

Gary P. Hamel

Gary P. Hamel

Professor, London Business School, UK

William A. Haseltine

William A. Haseltine

Chairman, Haseltine Global Health L.L.C., USA

Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre

The Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre (RIL-C) was set up to serve the innovation vision of the council. This centre implements the innovation agenda by deploying the best and next transformational innovative practices that will impact not only Reliance, but the industry and country at large. The centre aims to impact every element of the innovation ecosystem at Reliance – be it people or processes, technologies or new businesses.

Selected Innovation Programmes

Jayraj Sheth

Mission Kurukshetra

Reliance recognises that that every mind is creative. Mission Kurukshetra (MK) is a step towards democratising creativity and innovation within the organisation. Through the Mission Kurukshetra platform, our people can submit ideas and track their progress right up to implementation. In addition, businesses can put up specific challenges seeking novel ideas and solutions. In short, MK aims to be a platform where ideas are born, brought to logical conclusion and executed for impact.

Beyonders

The Beyonders programme aims at creating innovation leaders at Reliance by linking opportunity with innovation training. Participants receive training in multiple world-class innovation approaches to break psychological inertia and enhance quantity and quality of their ideas. In addition, the programme gives the participants opportunities to lead substantial innovation projects. The logo reflects the attitude of Beyonders – where others are satisfied with leapfrogging, Beyonders believe in pole-vaulting.

Vaibhav Sharma
Raghu Pilaka

D4 (Define Discover Develop Demonstrate)

The D4 programme aims to create a drive for innovation within our people, ultimately creating a vibrant culture of innovation. This programme is action-oriented – participants identify innovation opportunities and are trained to use cutting edge innovation tools and techniques to find innovative solutions. The ultimate objective is to achieve bottom-up innovation and help accelerate the accomplishment of organisational goals.

LEAP

Innovation thrives within inspired minds. Leading Expert Access Programme (LEAP) was born with the aim of providing people at Reliance with access to global thought and innovation leaders through interactive sessions. From industry captains to Nobel Laureates, senior government officials to social crusaders, all have inspired and mesmerized the people of Reliance through LEAP.

Rahul Padhye
Jayraj Sheth

7 INNOVATION HABITS

Organisational innovation requires democratisation of specific innovation skills and behaviours across the employee strata. The seven innovation habits programme aims at empowering entry-level and middle level employees at Reliance with specific innovation skills and problem-solving capabilities. It is a voluntary program open to all employees across Reliance as a one day innovation workshop.


Reliance Innovation Awards

The Reliance Innovation Awards recognize the spirit of Reliance – to set quantum goals, be bolder than others, reinvent and make the impossible possible. These are annual awards which salute and celebrate our innovation achievements. After all, we will need more of these achievements as we reimagine the future! The infinity symbol depicts exactly that – infinite aspiration, infinite innovation, infinite growth.

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