Speakers Bio & Abstract

Dr. Raghunandan Rajamani Executive Director
Indian Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Parks & Business Incubators Association (ISBA)

BiographyDr. Raghunandan Rajamani graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore followed by M.Tech in IIT Madras and then Doctorate from IIT Delhi.His experience of 25+ years began in academics and subsequentlyfor the past 17+ years in Entrepreneurship Development and Technology Business Incubation. He is currently the Executive Director of the Indian STEPs and Business Incubators Association (ISBA) an Association of which he was a founder Secretary and later also Vice President. He has been a member of high level expert committee of the Technology Development Board, Govt. of India, Member of the Committee on Service Tax Exemption. He is an Advisor to the Uttar Pradesh Govt. promoted Society IT-UPVAN for promoting Incubators in the State of UP and also Exectuive Council Member of the State promoted Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society. He was instrumental in establishing the JSSATE Ė Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park at Noida which he managed for more than a decade and this was the first Incubator to be setup under the umbrella of the Dept. Of Scinece & Technology, Govt. Of India (DST) in the year 2001. He was also one of the principal architects and Director (Operations) in Global Incubation Services, DSTís first IT Incubator at Bangalore. The core focus areas of his entrepreneurship activity is in IT and Manufacturing sectors. Mentored over 50 startup companies in both Incubators and managed the SEED funding initiatives. He has a rich experience in working with several agencies and governments such as the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Technology Development Board of Government of India, State Governments, the Ministry of Education & Research, Government of France, United Nations Development Programme, European Union to name a few.