Bhardwaj duo in alliance with Berkeley has launched global think tank

Yashraj Bhardwaj &Yuvraj Bhardwaj, a 21 year old researchers, ideators and entrepreneurs and promoters of Petonic Infotech which is a professionally managed, fast growing mid-sized Indian consultancy company has recently launched ‘Open Innovation Lotus Foundation’ (OILF), a non-profit research platform. This has been launched in alliance with Berkeley Haas.

OILF with its alliance with NITI Aayog and University of California, Berkeley; is to translate research from UC Berkeley and support the government in “Rebuilding India Initiative’ and aim to establish India as a manufacturing hub on par with China, establish Digital Education to accelerate learning amongst school and college students and build last-mile connectivity to bring entire rural masses online.

Open Innovation Lotus Foundation’ (OILF) has built a common platform which is engaging with the

Government, Policy Makers, Enterprises & Universities to formulate collaborative activities across

industries to move India forward. The Foundation is led by a team of experts and advisory body

includes people like Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Chief Executive Officer, PetonicInfotech; Solomon Darwin -

Executive Director, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley 'Father of Smart Village Movement'. It also has representation from corporate enterprises who are members of Berkeley Innovation Forum India (Firms like Microsoft, Ericsson, Salesforce, etc.)

Speaking on this occasion, Yuvraj Bhardwaj, Chief Executive Officer, PetonicInfotech said – “It gives me immense pride to work with NITI Aayog and University of California, Berkeley and provide a unified platform to entire stake holders. With the government’s focus on Atmanirbhar Bharat, there is urgent need to formulate policies with equal partnership with government, corporate enterprises, and universities. We need to explore more public-private initiatives for India to grow further.”

OILF is working towards building technology in manufacturing, engagement with academic

institutions, facilitating legislation; importance of sustainability particularly within the manufacturing

and energy sectors; the growing presence of China, the close relationship between India and leading economies including the US, the rising opportunity for India to achieve a higher share of the global market share as a leading manufacturer and reliable supplier; a revaluation of the legislative process, particularly for new firms aiming to expand into the Indian market, Developing the world’s largest talent pool, developing the roadmap in the areas of healthcare, agriculture, and financial inclusion in the rural sector; Create digital healthcare solutions for efficient last-mile access, deepen financial inclusion and risk management in underserved sectors and regions.

About Bhardwaj Brothers

Both the brothers started business at a very young age of 14 years when children of that age play games on Xbox, or hang out at coffee shops, and movies, but Bhardwaj twins were no ordinary teenagers. With a keen interest in scientific research at 11 years of age, they were hooked on to

research journals, penning down their areas of interest and research ideas for particular problems. They used to read research papers, science fiction, articles, blogs, and started learning about different inventions. Both of them have a passion towards new technologies and innovation happening around the world. Due to their fondness, they have been closely associated with innovation powerhouses like Silicon Valley giants, TED, Venture Firms and Technology Clusters around the world.

The duo have won various accolades, national & International awards. Prominent among them are

● Recipients of Karmaveer Chakra Award 2016

● Entrepreneurs of the year 2018, 2020 by BRICS Alliance

● Proud nominee of Padma Shri 2018 and 2019, one of the highest civilian award in India. Finalists

in 2019

● Awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List 2018.

● Eagle Award, Government of Malaysia, and many more

Yashraj is also selected as Garwood Fellow at University of California, Berkeley. He is a Visiting Scholar and working on concept of ‘Open Innovation’. He is the Youngest person and only Indian who have received this fellowship wherein nobody less than ‘PhD’ is ever selected. He has also

Co-Authored a book named ‘Resetting the Jewel in the Crown’, which is a bestseller in ‘International


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