Dr. Aravind Chinchure is currently Director, of Deshpande Startups, Hubli. Purpose-driven innovation and strategy leader with experience spanning 25 years in R&D, innovation, business growth, entrepreneurship, start-up investments, M&A, intellectual property, consulting, and education. Developed and driven programs to tap new billion-dollar growth opportunities through innovation, investments, and joint ventures to succeed in new and prevalent markets. Builds new practices to solve business problems, create partnerships, drive market share, and grow revenues. Valued for building and coaching top-performing teams with a clear vision and a servant-leadership approach. Authored a book “The New Age Organisation” focused on building agile, responsive, and resilient to lead in the fourth industrial revolution (https://www.thenewageorganisation.com). Received the “Exceptional Leaders of Excellence” award from the Women Economic Forum and the “Innovation Excellence” award from the Indira Group of Institutions for promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, technology & IP to over 100,000 students, professionals, and faculty members in India.
He has authored 28 research articles published in international journals in the area of condensed matter physics and has filed 4 patents as lead and co-inventor in different geographies including the US, Europe, and Japan in the area of fuel cells. Recipient of research fellowships from the European Union, Dutch Academy of Sciences, Max-Planck Institute, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), and Department of Science & Technology. He is actively engaged with several national and international organizations in research, innovation, social development, teaching, and policy.