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Vijay Govindarajan, an expert in strategy and innovation at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and author of the recently published book Reverse Innovation, received the Visionary Award from the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at the Innovation Leaders Forum in Dallas, Texas on Monday, April 16.
Govindarajan (VG) received the award in recognition of his pioneering work on the $300 House. “Last year, two entrepreneurs met and started a project to build affordable homes in India,” said Stephanie Hunt, who co-founded the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity in 2009 with her husband, Hunter. “If we can help people get beyond basic survival, we can help influence learning and leadership,” Hunt says. “VG brings that vision and ‘how-to’ to the conference, and to companies throughout the world.”
The Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity, located at the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University, focuses on using technological innovation and market-based solutions to address the needs of those living in poverty. The Hunt Institute strives to bring together the most talented minds from engineering, science, business, international development, and global economics, and combine their efforts with market forces to improve the standard of living for the world’s most impoverished communities.