Thematic Groups

TG 01 : Access to Knowledge and Resources 

Open science is the key to a better scientific research and innovation ecosystem.  Research publications, data, open source software, educational resources, library and research facilities generated from public funds should be accessible to everyone. This thematic group addresses  the challenges the country is facing in terms of access to scientific output by devising a sharing mechanism.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Rahul Siddharthan

Professor, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Co-chair Prof. Arul George Scaria

Associate Professor, National Law University, New Delhi

Member Dr Alka Suri

Director, Defence Scientific Information Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), DRDO

Member Shri Madan Muthu

OA Scholar; Librarian, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Member Dr Francis Jayakanth

Scientific Officer, JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Co-opted Member Prof. Jyotsna Dhawan

Chief Scientist at CCMB and Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

Co-opted Member Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar

Professor, Head, Computer Science & Engineering Department, Head, Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Special Invitee Ms Anubha Sinha

Senior Programme Manager
Centre for Internet and Society, India

Special Invitee Miss Purnima Rao

Library Activist and Film Maker

Convenor Dr Moumita Koley
Co-Convenor Dr Radhika Trikha
Co-Convenor Mr Satyam Prakash Tripathi

TG 02:Agriculture, Water and Food Security

This thematic group addresses the creation of a strong nexus in agriculture, water and food security through a robust STI enabling environment. Creating world-class S&T institutions, promoting usable science through science communication, enabling STI for better management of resources and infrastructure, and promoting public-private-civil society consortia for enabling innovation is of urgent importance for attaining the required ecosystem that ultimately contributes to answering questions of societal relevance.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. P.P. Mujumdar

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Co-Chair Prof. V. Geethalakshmi

Director, Directorate of Crop Management, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

Member Dr Laxman Singh Rathore 

Former Director General, India Meteorological Department, New Delhi

Member Prof. A.K. Gosain

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Member Dr Rasheed Sulaiman

Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP), Hyderabad

Member Prof. Anamika Barua

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Member Dr Veena Srinivasan

Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore

Convener Dr. Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee
Co-convener Dr. Lakshya Katariya
Co-convener Ms Famida Khan

TG 03: Capacity Development

This TG deals with providing recommendations for developing capacity of all stakeholders in the Indian STI ecosystem. In order to develop STI capacity, a robust policy is needed with financial components embedded in it. Capacity development rests on building a nurturing environment that focuses on education, educators role as researchers, training, strengthening linkages and partnering with the private sector.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Vinod K Sharma

Senior Professor, Environment and Disaster Management, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

Co-Chair Prof. Disha Nawani

Professor and Dean, School of Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Member Prof. Sugra Chunawala

Professor and Dean, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Member Dr. Jyoti Sharma

Associate Professor, Cluster Innovation Centre, Delhi University

Member Ms. Vandana Bhatnagar

Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation, Gurgaon, Haryana

Convenor Dr Lakshya Katariya
Co-Convenor Dr Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee
Co-Convenor Ms Famida Khan

TG 04: Data and Regulatory Frameworks

In increasingly knowledge-based societies and economies, data is a key resource. This thematic group delves upon the creation of an ‘Open data ecosystem’ of data networks in India to promote ST&I. There is an urgent need for strategic Management of Data to enhance accessibility of the R&D outputs for effective re-use and commercialization. Additionally, rationalized, harmonized, enabling and transparent ‘Regulatory Frameworks’ are required for speedy translation of ideas to the marketplace

Member Composition

 Chair Dr. Geeta Gouri

Distinguished Fellow, India Development Foundation, Gurgaon

Co-Chair Prof. Ruchi Sharma

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Indore

Member Dr Vasantha Muthuswamy

Former Senior Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Member Dr Gopichand Katragadda

Founder & CEO, Myelin Foundry, Bangalore

Member Smt. Garima Sodhi

Senior Fellow, CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC), New Delhi

Member Prof. Prabuddha Ganguli

CEO, Vision IPR, Mumbai

Member Dr Suchita Ninawe

Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Convener Dr Nidhi Thakur
Co-convener Dr Nimita Pandey
Co-convener Ms Ashwini Dayama

TG 05: Disruptive and Futuristic Technologies

This thematic group deals with enabling the establishment of a Self-sustaining ecosystem in India through development of indigenous technology. This can be achieved through a roadmap for identifying issues related to disruptive technologies that can empower self-reliance. It also addresses critical infrastructures and outlines goals that we should work towards.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. V. Kamakoti

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Co-Chair Prof. Brejesh Lall

Head, Bharti School of Telecom Technology and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Member Prof. Ashish Verma

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Member Dr Rajamani Vijayaraghavan

Associate Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Member Prof. Shubha Tole

Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Member Dr Uma Ramakrishnan

Associate Professor, Senior Fellow, Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance,National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, Bangalore

Convenor Dr Bhupendra Sharma
Co-convenor Dr Sheeraz Ahmed Alaie
Co-convenor Ms Amrita Mukherjee

TG 06: Education

School education, higher education, technology and vocational education are the main focus areas of this thematic group . TG- Education focuses on recommendations to accelerate research and innovation in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country, improve the education system and teaching-and-learning through research, and make education at all levels more inclusive and connected with the economy and society.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Pankaj Jalote

Distinguished Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi

Co-Chair Dr Pratibha Jolly

Academic Consultant, NAAC and Former Principal, Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Member Prof. N.V. Varghese

Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Member Prof. T.A. Abinandanan

Professor, IISc and Coordinator, DST-Center for Policy Research, Bangalore

Member Prof. Usha Natesan

Advisor-I, Approval Bureau, All India Council for Technical Education

Member Prof. Gautam Menon

Professor, Departments of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University, Sonepat

Member Dr Shakila T Shamsu

Formerly OSD(NEP), Secretary to the Committee to Draft National Education Policy, MHRD

Member Prof. Neeta Inamdar

Jean Monnet Chair, Head – Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal

Convenor Dr Saumya Pathak
Co-Convenor Dr Mohua Chakraborty
Co-Convenor Mr Saurabh Kumar

TG 07: Energy, Environment & Climate Change

This thematic group focuses on the Science, Technology and Innovation scope in the new and emerging energy sectors, to reduce dependence on conventional energy sources that create a safe environment, and increase resilience against climate risks. Broadly, the baseline is to enable transition to a cost-effective carbon future and bring to the front environment and human wellbeing by fostering scientific temper and stakeholder collaboration.

Member Composition 

Chair Shri Mukul Sanwal

Former Executive Director, United Nations, Environment Programme; Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Co-chair Dr Arunabha Ghosh

CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, (CEEW), New Delhi

Member Dr Sanjay Bajpai

Head/Adviser, Technology Missions Division, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Member Dr Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate, World Resources Institute, India

Member Dr Lakshminarayana Rao

Assistant Professor, Center for Sustainable
Technologies, Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore

Convener Dr Rashmi Verma
Co-Convener Dr Moumita Koley
Co-Convener Mr Saurabh Kumar

TG 08: Entrepreneurship

Science, Technology, and Innovation enabled entrepreneurship is not only critical for creating, shaping, and sustaining the future industrial sectors of the nation but also crucial for delivering the benefits of scientific research for economic development of the society at large. Keeping these benefits in mind, TG Entrepreneurship recommended that STIP 2020 should create an enabling ecosystem for seeding, sustenance, and the growth of STI-enabled entrepreneurship in India.

Member Composition

Chair Shri Harkesh Mittal

Adviser, DST, Govt. of India

Co-Chair Smt. Shruti Singh

Director, Startup India, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Govt. of India

Member Prof. Srivardhini K. Jha

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

Member Dr Ayesha Chaudhary

Program Director, Atal Innovation Mission

Member Shri Basant Kumar Gupta

CEO and Cofounder

Zeus Numerix

Member Shri Sijo Kuruvilla George

Founding CEO, Startup Village, Kochi

Member Dr Premnath Venugopalan

Director, Venture Centre, Pune

Member Shri Kunal Upadhyay

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

Co-opted Member Dr. Manish Diwan

Head – Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC

Convenor Dr Venkat Nadella
Co-convenor Dr Rashmi Verma
Co-convenor Ms Amrita Mukherjee

TG 09: Equity and Inclusion

Equity and Inclusion (E&I) assess the significance of diversity in enhancing STI. It reflects on harnessing STI effectively for E&I via social enterprise, gender mainstreaming, grassroots innovation, equity in health and agriculture and emphasised on inclusivity of various kinds, with special attention to language and region (focusing on the northeast).

Member Composition

 Chair Prof. Rohini Godbole

Emeritus Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Co-Chair Prof. T. V. Kattimani

Former Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak

Member Dr Debapriya Dutta

Head/Advisor, Science for Equity, Empowerment & Development (SEED) Division, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Member Dr Meenakshi Munshi

Head/Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

Member Prof. Uma Kumar

Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Member Prof. Karishma S Kaushik

Assistant Professor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Member Dr Bibhab Kumar Talukdar

Secretary General and CEO, Aaranyak, Guwahati

Member Ms Jyotsna Sitling

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests – Van Panchayat, Govt. of Uttarakhand

Convenor Dr Nimita Pandey
Co-Convenor Dr Nidhi Thakur
Co-Convenor Ms Ashwini Dayama

TG 10: Financing STI

The thematic group focuses on strategies for financing STI, in addition to capturing key performance indicators. It directs attention to the need for investments to be made in platforms of multiplicative growth as well as in standard linear growth models. The guiding principles include, Sustainable self-reliance; Benchmarked excellence; Regenerative STI ecosystem; Integrative convergence; Touching lives (all-round prosperity); India as the Global STI destination; Transparent, accountable, efficient, equity, empathy and nation of the future.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Partha Pratim Chakraborty

Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Co-chair Dr Shahid Jameel

CEO, DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance

Member Shri Anjan Das

Executive Director (Technology), Confederation of Indian Industry

Member Shri Akhilesh Jha

Chief Controller of account office, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology

Member Prof. Dinesh Abrol

Coordinator SASH&KN, TRCSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Member Shri B.N. Satpathy

Senior Consultant, The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

Member Dr Jinusha Panigrahi

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Convenor Dr Venkat Nadella
Co-convenor Dr Rashmi Verma
Co-convenor Ms Amrita Mukherjee

TG 11: Health

TG Health focussed their recommendations towards achieving affordable and accessible healthcare to all the citizens of the country through STI. In this, the needs of the specific sectors of innovation within the healthcare domain viz: drug, device, and health system innovation have been separately addressed. Special attention has been given to strengthening the primary healthcare system and preventive healthcare of the country.

Member Composition

Chair Dr Gayatri Saberwal
Faculty Scientist & Dean (Academic Affairs, Policy Research), Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore.
Co-Chair Dr Rajni Kant Srivastava
Scientist ‘G’ & Director, RMRC, Gorakhpur
Head, RMPPC & CU
Indian Council of Medical Research
Member Dr Mohd. Aslam
Adviser, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India
Member Dr Manisha Shridhar
Regional Advisor, World Health Organization, New Delhi
Member Dr Ritu Trivedi
Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
Co-opted Member Dr. T. Sundararaman

Former Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre, and formerly Professor and Dean, School of Health Systems Studies, at TISS, Mumbai,

Co-opted Member Ms. Anju Bhalla

MD BIRAC, JS DST

Convenor Dr Mohua Chakraborty
Co-convenor Dr Saumya Pathak
Co-convenor Mr Saurabh Kumar

TG 12: Innovation

The thematic group on Innovation prioritises the technology strategy of India both in the medium and long term and considers three important issues that the country has to face:

(i) A variety of challenges like climate change relating to sustainable development;

(ii) Growing income inequalities and conflicts in the access to new technologies; and

(iii) the increasing pace and complexity of technological change.

It involves deliberations on adoption of  a National Innovation System (NIS) through the STI policy.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Sunil Mani

Director and Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum

Co-Chair Shri Kunal Upadhyay

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

Member Prof. Ambuj Sagar

Professor and Founding Head, School of Public Policy Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Member Dr Taslimarif Saiyed

CEO and Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, NCBS-TIFR, Bangalore

Member Shri Janak Nabar

CEO, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research, Pune

Member Dr Ipsita Roy

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

Convenor Dr Rabindra Panigrahy
Co-Convenor Dr Jenice Jean Goveas
Co-Convenor Ms Dakshata Lingayat

TG 13: International S&T Engagement and STI Diplomacy

This thematic group focuses on achieving collective and inclusive global development through international engagement by maximising the scope for indigenisation and sustainability for national advancement and promotion of global commons. Policy deliberations involve  measures to help India achieve all aspects of industrial revolution and sustainable development goals (SDGs) through south-south and triangular cooperation for the well-being of humanity and our planet.

Member Composition

Chair Dr Ravi Bhushan Grover

Emeritus Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai and Member, Atomic Energy Commission.

Co-Chair Dr Arunashis Chakraborty

Head, Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR – HRDG)

Member Amb. Renu Pall

Additional Secretary, New Emerging & Strategic Technologies, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

Member Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi

Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Member Dr Sanjeev K Varshney

Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India

Member Shri Aditya Kaushik

Deputy Director, Sustainable Water Future Program, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Convenor Dr B. Chagun Basha
Co-convenor Dr Jenice Jean Goveas
Co-convenor Ms Dakshata Lingayat

TG 14: Mega Sciences

This Thematic group addresses the scientific endeavors of answering fundamental questions, developing cutting edge technologies which demonstrates India’s technological prowess, establishing scientific facilities of international standards and utilising spin-off technologies emanating from them towards societal benefits. Synergizing the complementary capabilities of Indian R&D community along with industry is of paramount importance to face the challenges of this knowledge era. Commitment to Mega Science projects should involve prudent evaluation of scientific interests, technological capabilities and availability of financial and person-power resources.

Member Composition

Chair Dr Srikumar Banerjee

Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India.

Co-Chair Prof Sibaji Raha

Former Director, Bose Institute, Kolkata

Member Prof. Brajesh Chandra Choudhary

Professor, Delhi University, New Delhi

Member Prof. Spenta R. Wadia

Infosys Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) Bangalore

Member Dr Shashi Bhushan Pandey

Scientist, Aryabhatta Research Institute for Observational Sciences, Nainital

Member Dr Archana Sharma

Principal Scientist, Project Manager (CMS GEM), European Organisation for Nuclear Research  (CERN)

Convener Dr Nidhi Thakur
Co-convener Dr Nimita Pandey
Co-convener Ms Ashwini Dayama

TG 15: Policy and Program Linkages

This thematic group  visualises Science technology and innovation governance for a self-reliant India. The governance structures  developed in the post COVID world will have to be agile, responsive and accountable for effective policy and programme planning, coordination and monitoring. An interlinked and structured mechanism that addresses national concern, challenges and aspirations along with emerging international scenarios must be developed through the new drafting process.

Member Composition

Chair Dr H.R. Bhojwani

Former Director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi

Co-chair Dr Ashok Kumar Jain

Principal Consultant, NITI Aayog

Member Dr S. Natesh

Former Senior Advisor (Scientist-H), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Member Dr Yogeswara Rao

Former Adviser, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi

Member Dr B.K. Shukla

Former Adviser, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

Member Dr Debashis Dutta

Chief Scientist and Exec. VP, Reliance-Jio

Convenor Dr Bhupendra Sharma
Co-convenor Dr Sheeraz Ahmed Alaie
Co-convenor Ms Amrita Mukherjee

TG 16: Research

This TG deals with providing recommendations for making India globally competitive in strategic fields of research, aimed at unaddressed and under-addressed nationally important problems. A special emphasis on R&D activities in the priority areas of health and medical sciences as well as social sciences can 1) address current weaknesses in Indian research and 2) ensure strengthening of key areas relevant to the well-being and prosperity of India and its people.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Gagandeep Kang

Executive Director, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad

Co-Chair Prof. Sher Ali 

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Member Dr Gautam Shroff

Sr. Vice President, TCS Fellow and Head – TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi

Member Prof. Vivek Kumar Singh

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Member Prof. Aditi Sen De

Professor H, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

Member Dr Neena Gupta

Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Convenor Dr Lakshya Katariya
Co-Convenor Dr Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee
Co-Convenor Ms Famida Khan

TG 17: STI Governance 

The thematic panel deliberates on governance issues of STI which is a horizontal that covers all other sectors. Focused on their recommendations for making  a strong inclusive ecosystem based on modern education, scientific temper, adequate infrastructure and funding, professional and ethical value system, and evidence-based approaches to define problems and pursue solutions to the challenges faced by India.

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory

Former Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Co-Chair Prof. L. S. Shashidhara

Ashoka University, Sonipet

Member Prof. Narayansami Sathyamurthy

Former Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali

Member Prof. Indranil Manna

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Member Prof. Neelima Gupta

Vice Chancellor, Kanpur University

Member Prof. Dileep N. Malkhede

Adviser, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi

Member Shri J. B. Mohapatra

Principal Chief commissioner, Income Tax Depatment

Member Prof Shubha Tole

Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Convenor Dr. Saumya Pathak
Co-convenor Dr. Mohua Chakraborty
Co-convenor Mr Saurabh Kumar

TG 18: STI Policy Governance

The thematic group deliberates on the best practices and strategies/instruments that need to be adopted for designing, reframing, and reviewing the STI policy. Key components in terms of policy research, policy review, evidence, forecasts, assessments, and roadmap that are essential for effective policies are also discussed.

Chair Dr Shailesh Nayak

Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Co-Chair Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay

Director, Indian Statistical Institute.

Member Dr Neeraj Sharma

Adviser, Dept of Science & Technology & Secretary, Technology Development Board

Member Dr Pradeep Srivastava

Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Member Shri Neeraj Sinha

Senior Adviser (S&T), NITI Aayog

Member Prof. R. Sudarshan

Professor and Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, Sonipet

Member Dr Venkat K. Nadella

DST-STI Research Fellow, DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Convenor Dr Akhilesh Mishra
Co-Convenor Mr Satyam Tripati

 

TG19: Strategic Technologies

The regional and global geopolitics along with the economic dynamics and fast changing technologies require focused attention on strategic Technologies for a State. This thematic group addresses the key sectors of strategic technologies identified as Nuclear, Space, Biological and Cyber domains including associated sectors like AI, robotics, Quantum tech. etc. and deliberates on the areas should be addressed to accelerate the existing indigenisation processes whose adoption through a careful policy approach is vital for India.

Member Composition

 Chair Dr S. Christopher

Professor at IIT Madras, Former Secretary Department of Defence R & D and Chairman DRDO

 Co-Chair Dr Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan

Distinguished Fellow & Head, Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation

Member Dr B. N. Suresh

Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Member Dr S.K. Vasudeva

Consultant – Defence Technologies, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India

Member Dr Amit Mukherjee

Assistant Professor, International Strategic and Security Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Member Dr G. Athithan

Distinguished Scientist and Former Director General DRDO

Convenor Dr Rabindra Panigrahy
Co-Convenor Dr Jenice Jean Goveas
Co-Convenor Ms Dakshata Lingayat

TG 20: Sustainable Technologies

This thematic group discusses ways and means to improve India’s social and environmental footprint at every stage of the product life, from raw material extraction to end of life. The group focussed on the development of appropriate technology that encompasses the satisfaction of basic human needs, social participation and control and ecological soundness with bottom-line impact. 

Member Composition

Chair Prof. Ajay Mathur

Director General, The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

Co-Chair Dr Hoysala N Chanakya

Chief Research Scientist, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Member Prof Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Professor Mechanical Engg & Founder Chief Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development and Resource Efficiency Management at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Member Prof. V. Geethalakshmi

Director (Crop Management), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University

Member Prof. Sabyasachi Saha

Assistant Professor, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi

Co-opted Member Dr Yogesh Kulkarni

Vigyan Ashram, At.Post.Pabal Dist.Pune

Co-opted Member Dr Girish Sohani

BAIF Development Research Foundation, Warje, Pune

Co-opted Member Dr Vishal R

IAS, Commissioner, RDWSS, RDPR, GoK

Co-opted Member Mr Unnikrishnan

MD, Thermax

Co-opted Member Mr Chanakya Choudhary

Vice President (Corporate) Tata Steel

Co-opted Member Dr Debashish Bhattacharjee

Vice President (Technology & New Materials Business), Tata Steel

Co-opted Member Mr Saurabh Kumar

MD, EESL

Convener Dr Sunil K. Agarwal
Co-Convener Dr Radhika Trikha
Co-Convener Mr Satyam Tripathi

 TG 21: System Interconnectedness

This thematic group addresses the creation of a strong network system comprising various STI stakeholders such as STI Performer, STI Consumer, STI Facilitator, STI Resource Provider/Financer. In order to upsurge innovation in the country, a system of strong interconnectedness has to be built where the public and private sector can together pull up the national Innovation capabilities. The creation of STI nexus is of paramount importance wherein government, industry, academia, STI enablers and community catering to technology competitive India.

Member Composition

 Chair Prof. Devang Vipin Khakhar

Former Director, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Co-Chair Smt. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad

Member Prof. Anuradda Ganesh

Director, Research & Innovation at Cummins Technologies (I) ltd, Mumbai

Member Dr Premnath Venugopalan

Director, Venture Centre, Pune

Member Dr Sandhya Shekhar

Former Chief Executive Officer, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai

Member Dr Mrutyunjay Suar

Chief Executive Officer, KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI), Bhubaneswar

Member Shri Ajit Rangnekar

Director General, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad

Convenor Dr Radhika Trikha
Co-Convenor Dr Moumita Koley
Co-Convenor Mr Satyam Prakash Tripathi

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