NIAS Public Lecture: “The Golden Spiral: Connecting Education, Innovation and Translation” by Dr. B. Ravi, Lecture Hall, 1530 hrs


“The Golden Spiral: Connecting Education, Innovation and Translation”


Dr. B. Ravi

Adjunct Professor, NIAS & Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Chairperson : Prof. Anitha BK, NIAS

Date: Friday, 19th August, 2016

Time: 03:30 pm

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS


Abstract:  Scientists interested in translating their research into real-life applications face three ‘valleys of death’: from idea to prototype, then to product, and finally to end-use. These can be overcome by connecting education, innovation and application in a ‘Golden Spiral’. We will share success stories of product development within an academic setting. These include software, hardware and medical devices, developed at a fraction of the cost and time compared to similar efforts in the West. This was achieved by leveraging information technology tools and creating a unique culture of collaborative innovation, which we will detail and discuss in this interactive talk for all those working in inter-disciplinary fields.

About the Speaker:  Dr. B. Ravi is an Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and heads BETiC - Biomedical Engineering and Technology incubation Centre at IIT Bombay. He is also Vice President of Governing Council of CMTI, and is currently a Visiting Professor at NIAS Bangalore. He had earlier completed his Masters and PhD from Indian Institute of Science (in 1992). Over the last 25 years, he developed several innovative technologies and products in metal casting and medical fields, leading to 250 technical papers, three books, 15 patents and 3 software copyrights. He guided 14 PhD and 70 Masters students, and trained several thousand industry professionals and teachers through continuing education workshops. His work has been recognized by DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Gold Medal 2012 and 2015, and a few other awards.


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All are cordially invited

Friday, August 19, 2016