Innovation as a Way of Life
Reliance is a timeless inspirator following the path of disruptive innovation-led exponential growth.
Dr. R. A.
Chairman, Reliance New Energy Council
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 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.
The Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre (RIL-C) was set up to implement the innovation agenda by deploying the best innovation practices that are new-age and transformational. The Centre aims to impact every element of the innovation ecosystem at Reliance – be it people or processes, technologies or new businesses. These practices will impact not only Reliance but also the industry and country at large.
Innovation thrives within inspired minds. Jio LEAP was born to provide people at Reliance access to global thought and innovation leaders through interactive sessions. From industry captains to Nobel Laureates, senior government officials to social crusaders, many have inspired the people of Reliance through Jio LEAP.
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... read more
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 that 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, and infinite growth.
Reliance recognises that every mind is creative. Mission Kurukshetra (MK) democratises creativity and innovation within the organisation. Through the Mission Kurukshetra platform, our people can submit ideas and track their progress right up to the 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, cross-fertilized, brought to a logical conclusion, and executed for impact.
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Mission Kurukshetra has provided me with an exemplary platform to connect & innovate with like-minded passionate people who possess sterling technical, behavioural and cognitive competencies.
For me, Mission Kurukshetra has been like a luminary, illuminating my mind with unique and creative ideas, leading to disruptive innovations.
I have always relied on Mission Kurukshetra as a splendid space for the CONTRASTS that allows me to nurture the BEST of ideas through total freedom of moulding the chaotic thoughts into innovative ideas, leading to an impactful execution.
Dr. Srija Sinha
It is because of Mission Kurukshetra that I have been able to motivate and inspire people at my workplace to submit their innovative ideas and contribute to the quality, production, and reliability enhancement at all levels.
For me, Mission Kurukshetra has been a significant contributor to letting me experience the “Eureka" moments by translating employees’ ideas to tangible benefits for all stakeholders.
I have been using Mission Kurukshetra as a Wikipedia of innovative ideas which provides ingenious solutions to solve some of the entrenched human needs.
Game-changing Innovations at Reliance
New Commerce (Business Model Innovation)
The New Commerce initiative forms a connecting link between producers, kiranas (small grocery shops), and consumers to transform the retail landscape in India through a win-win partnership model benefiting all stakeholders in the value chain. Through this initiative, we aim to revitalise the spirit of entrepreneurship in India.
This business model innovation will transform and grow the merchant ecosystem by modernising and equipping merchants with a wider assortment of products, cutting-edge tools, and a reliable supply chain infrastructure, thereby bringing them in line with the evolving market and customer expectations.
JioPhone Next (Product Innovation)
Jio has been working relentlessly to make India 2G-mukt (freedom from 2G), so that even the poorest of the poor can enjoy the benefits of digital connectivity. To overcome the hurdle of smartphone affordability for over 250 million Indians, Jio launched JioPhone Next—the world’s most affordable full-touchscreen 4G phone – in collaboration with Google.
The phone is a disruptive device innovation with a unique financing option and unprecedented features like Pragati OS – a specially optimised version of Google’s Android OS, Translate Now & Read Aloud across 10 Indian languages, and a host of preloaded Jio and Google apps.