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Mr. Rajneesh Kumar


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Rajneesh is a technology commercialization expert with more than 12 years of experience in innovation, entrepreneurship, incubator management, science and technology management policy.

Currently he is heading Innovation Management activities and technology commercialization at BITS Pilani Group, as Technology Transfer Officer. He is also in the executive Committee member of BITS Pilani and Goa campus incubators. Before that Rajneesh was heading operations of Pusa Krishi Incubator as Chief Operating Officer at Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi. He was founding Director of NEXUS, an innovation hub and business incubator, a unique entrepreneurial initiative of US State Department through US Embassy, New Delhi and IC2 Institute, a technology commercialization center of University of Texas, Austin. He has been an advisor and consultant to Bangalore Bio Innovation Center (A innovation and incubation center supported by Karnataka Government) and Indigram labs (A private incubator in agri sector). He is currently in the selection committees of three agri incubators from North India.

In the past he had worked with Biotechnology Industry Research Council (BIRAC) and National Research Development Organization (NRDC), as technology transfer and entrepreneurship development professional.

Rajneesh hold a bachelors and masters degree in biotech engineering, along with Law. Rajneesh is an Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) awarded Khorana Scholar for technology transfer. He is a trained professional in technology commercialization at University of Wisconsin, Madison.