i3 2017 Ambassadors

India Innovation Initiative 2017

i3 2017 Ambassadors

K C Chandrasekharan Nair

Director, Startup Village (SV.Co)

Dinesh Goel

Angel Investor, Startup Mentor, Entrepreneur Indian Angel Network

K Srinivas

Pr Scientist ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management TBI a-IDEA

A. Balachandran

General Manager, VIT-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI), VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Srinath Bhadram

Incubator Manager, National Design Business Incubator, National Institute of Design

Rajneesh Kumar

Senior Manager- IP & Technology Management, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

K Raja Sekhar

Professor, Department of CSE & Director (Center for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship), KL University, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh

Souad Tenfiche

CEO, NUMA Bengaluru

Paritosh Tripathi

Manager MCIIE, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)

Nadiminti Vijay

Chief Operating Officer, a-IDEA, Technology Business Incubator of NAARM

Dilip S. Thosar

Chief Executive Officer, Symbiosis Centre For Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Vinod Shankar

Chief Operating Officer, Global Incubation Services (GINSERV)

Dr. Srividya Raghavan

Associate professor and Chairperson (Center of Excellence – Entrepreneurship Development), IFIM Business School

Yogesh Dattatray Brahmankar

Asst. Professor and Programme I/c for MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship), Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. (Constituent of Symbiosis International University, Pune)

Preetha Menon

Assistant. Professor, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

Manish Mathur

Senior Manager – Bennett Hatchery, Bennett University

Dr. K. Rajagopal

Associate Professor, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development

Gurudas Nulkar

Adjunct faculty, Head of Strategy and General management, Symbiosis Centre for Management & HRD, Pune

India Innovation Initiative 2017

India Innovation Initiative or i3 is one of India's largest and most-awaited innovation challenges jointly-promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to identify, reward and recognize the top innovators from across the country and to enable commercialisation of the best, home-grown innovations through incubation support, mentorship, investor and industry connect. Now in its 9th edition, the focus of i3 2017 is on identifying high-potential innovators who have developed innovations with high-impact, and orienting and training them to become entrepreneurs. This year, the focus is on the human aspect, developing key entrepreneurship skills of innovators for maximum impact.