Monday, 26th April 2021, 4 – 5:30 PM

Speaker: Dr Aravind Chinchure, Founder & CEO of QLeap Academy ( focused on creating 21st-century professionals and leaders in the areas of Industry 4.0 and Innovation.

About the speaker:

Aravind Chinchure holds a PhD in Physics and has experience spanning 25 years in R&D, innovation, intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing, policy and teaching. He is a Founder & CEO of QLeap Academy ( focused on creating 21st-century professionals and leaders in the areas of Industry 4.0 and Innovation. He was a part of Indian and global research organizations driving innovation as well as leading intellectual property-driven assets. He has been a member of several national and international committees on IP & innovation projects, including.

  1. Member of the International Advisory board for a global research project on Intellectual Property Models for Accelerating Sustainability Transitions (IPACST). Researchers from Cambridge University, Lund University, Freie University, HTW University, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are part of this research project.
  2. Served as an International Expert (IP & Innovation) for a World Bank-funded project to build research, technology and innovation capacity in a South Asian country where he developed a manual for establishing IP and Technology Transfer Office in universities.
  3. Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project on Indian Innovation Systems Study to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and performance of Indian companies regarding new products, technology, and business. 
  4. Global Expert to the VISION project, which is engaged with 120 international stakeholders and experts across higher education, business, policy and society to pave the way for t teaching and training for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Dr Chinchure is a 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 has authored 28 research articles published in international journals in the area of condensed matter physics. He has filed 4 patents applications in the area of fuel cells. You can find more details about his past activities at


Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Startups in India are increasingly focusing on developing innovative products and solutions for local and global markets. The most valuable, intangible asset of such companies is their novel “idea” that results in an innovative product or solution. The challenge, however, is the lack of complete knowledge within small companies to cash in on these intangible assets fully and covert these assets to Intellectual Property (IP) in the form of patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs etc. This protected IP provides a competitive edge, creates additional revenue, acts as an entry barrier preventing competitors from entering the market. This talk focuses on the imperatives and pathways of taking your innovative ideas to markets and best practices of effectively managing IP assets to generate measurable returns on innovation efforts.


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