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Global Practice Leader (Innovation Services, TechVision

Sudeep Basu

Expertise

  • Leading the Innovation Services practice to present an integrated IP-Tech-Market perspective
  • Managing Strategic Projects on a Global Level
  • Advising Corporate R&D, Governments, Universities, and Government R&D institutions on Technology Innovation & Intellectual Property Strategy, Energy Policy, R&D policy.
  • Technology Roadmap Development and Implementation of Technology Transfer Programs
  • Fostering Partnerships, Supporting Entrepreneurship and IP Fund Development
  • Global Consulting and project management experience across various industries
  • Expert in Technology Strategy, R&D Strategy and Intellectual Property Business Intelligence
  • Invited speaker, author, panelist, reviewer and conference-chair. Advisor to office’s of heads of state.

Career Highlights

  • Honorary Guest Faculty & Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University and Stanford University, USA
  • Reviewer: NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
  • Advisor: Coulter Translational Partnership Program, University of Pittsburgh Feb 2013-
  • Co-Chair IP & Technology Transfer: VAIL Europe Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, July 2013-
  • Asst Vice President for Global Partnerships: AUTM International Feb 2014-2016 term
  • Bio-Engineering Advisory Council Member: University of Missouri, 2014-
  • Steering Committee Member: RMTM for Regenerative Medicine Standards Development June 2018-

Education

  • Ph.D, Brown Cancer Research Center, (USA), American Heart (AHA) Fellow, IPIBS Fellow
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Bombay), Mumbai, India, TATA Scholar, CSIR Scholar
  • University of Mumbai, India,
Senior Industry Analyst ,Associate Fellow, TechVision

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe

Expertise

Over a decade of professional expertise in chemical and biomedical engineering arenas, which include R&D activities, in several well renowned universities and multinational companies. Particular expertise in leading and executing projects related to:

  • Biopharmaceutical and biochemical modeling, simulation and optimization
  • Microelectronic implantable devices design
  • Studies in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases applications
  • Geophysical interpretation and georeservoirs modeling

Career Highlights

Extensive expertise and professional development in prestigious academic and healthcare institutions:

  • Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University
  • South National University
  • Comahue National University

Professional development and technical advising along with leading firms:

  • YPF SA
  • Techint Group
  • National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)

Education

  • Spec. Technology and Innovation Management, National University of Tres de Febrero (AR)
  • MSc. Biomedical Engineering, Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University (AR)
  • PhD. Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, PLAPIQUI (AR), South National University, UNS (AR), National Research Council of Science and Technology, CONICET (AR)
  • BS. Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, Comahue National University, UNCO (AR)
  • Tech. Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, CEM N.5 Dr. Alicia Moreau de Justo (AR)
Senior Consultant, TechVision

Manmohan Singh

Expertise

More than 10 years of  Management Consulting experience across diverse industries and technology verticals, having worked on over 100 projects for Corporates, Governments, and Public R&D institutions. Particular expertise in :

  • Innovation, IP Asset Management, Emerging Technologies and Strategic frameworks for Business Decision Making
  • Technology Due-diligence and Technology Roadmapping, Intellectual Property Business Intelligence (IP-BI)
  • IP Valuation and Technology Transfer Support.
  • Patent Mining & Patent Analytics, Patent Landscape study, Patent Portfolio Assessment, Freedom to Operate studies, White space analysis, Patentability assessment etc.
  • Advised Senior Level Executives from Corporate R&D, Governments, Universities, and Public R&D institutions in various projects across the IP Lifecycle (Ideation to Monetization). It involved developing Innovation pipeline, formulating IP strategy in sync with corporate strategy, Future R&D Roadmap , Investment Strategy etc.
  • Worked on numerous projects across diverse industries such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices, Chemicals, Materials, Foods, Automotive & Transport, ICT, Renewable Energy etc.
  • Good understating of Patent law, Patent filing process and regulatory framework in developed, developing and emerging economies.

Career Highlights

  • Analyst in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical division of Global IP Analytics firm
  • Co-authored research paper in peer-reviewed International Journal on “Global IP Markets”.
  • Project Lead for Research project in area of Computational Biology and Bio-informatics at IIT Bombay

Education

  • “Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law” from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, India.
  • “MS in Biotechnology” from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.
Senior Research Analyst, TechVision

Vandana Iyer

Functional Expertise

Over 9 years of experience  with leading multinational corporations and quasi-government forums  in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Particular expertise in:

  • Global Consulting Services across Biotechnology, Biomarkers and Patent Landscapes
  • Research, Analysis, Review and Management of Scientific Projects
  • Training and Mentoring

Career Highlights

Worked with  global industry participants and senior executives for leading research and consulting projects across several industries, including:

  • Life Sciences, Health & Wellness
  • Personal Care Formulations
  • Biomarkers
  • Microbiomics
  • Food & Beverages

Past work experience includes:

  • Sigma-Aldrich Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (Merck), Bangalore and Kolkata, India
  • Association Of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) India, Bangalore
  • Thomson Reuters, Chennai and Hyderabad, India

Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from Loyola College, Chennai, India
  • M. Sc. Biochemistry, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
Senior Research Analyst, TechVision

Deepak Jayakumar

Functional Expertise

Intensive education in core biotechnology areas led to further pursuance of specialized courses in genetic technology and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Skills obtained from my educational background were applied proficiently in the Bipharmaceutical Industry along with the development of time management skills which now help me deliver quality analysis work related to:

  • Biosimilars Manufacturing
  • Stem Cell and Recombinant Technology
  • Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Academia Research Developments in Multiple Areas of Biotechnology
  • Clinical Studies Development

Career Highlights

Extensive expertise and professional development in prestigious academic and healthcare institutions:

  • Worked in one of India’s largest biosimilars manufacturing (Trastuzumab, alzumab and Nimotuzumab) plant at Biocon.
  • Served as the youngest Shift-in-charge for Upstream Manufacturing process during my time at Biocon.
  • Did a thorough and comprehensive technology analysis on Organ-on-a-chip Industry identifying key participants and their potential impact

Education

  • B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology, SRM University, India
  • MS Biotechnology, New York University, USA
Sr. Director, TechVision

Subbu Bettadapura

Functional Expertise

  • Over 13 years of consulting & research experience covering;
  • Technical Due Diligence, Competitive Analysis, Market Expansion Strategies and Benchmarking Studies

Industry Expertise

  • A total of 20 years experience supporting clients to leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships
  • Industry innovation, Technology and Market Consulting experience
  • Key note speaker and moderator at  industry innovation conferences within the APAC region

What I bring to the Team

  • Worked on numerous global projects at F&S. Good at both individual contributory role and a team player role
  • Technology and Market Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Report writing, analysis, and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience in managing clients across Asia Pacific,  especially Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

Career Highlights

  • Have led over 300 consulting assignment  in the last 14 years;
  • Quoted in various media such as Reuters, CNBC, Business Today and Interfax Energy on technology and market developments
  • Education

    • MBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA (on International Scholarship)
    • BE in Instrumentation Technology from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
    Team Leader, Medical Devices & Imaging

    Bhargav Rajan

    Functional  Expertise
    5 years of experience in technology and strategy consulting in the Advanced MedTech space:

    • Emerging Technologies Tracking: Analysis-driven profiling of pre-commercialization technologies
    • Technology Benchmarking: Competitive benchmarking of competing technologies
    • Technology Road-mapping: Development of technology roadmap based on emerging technology trends
    • Best Practices in Innovation: Recognition and profiling Best Practices in innovation and technology

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, regularly interacting with leading industry participants, C-level Executives, Principal Investigators in academia research, and subject matter experts:

    • Diagnostics and Testing: Biosensor systems, smart pills, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems
    • Medical Imaging: Optical imaging, Microscopy, Radiological Imaging, Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging
    • Medical Devices: Stents, Orthopaedic implants, Cardiac Devices, Surgical and Robotic Surgery

    Career Highlights:

    Thought Leadership: Publish weekly articles in Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME), a membership-based premium knowledge portal managed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    Team Lead & Research Planning: Manage a team of technology analysts and consultants to drive the global Medical Devices & Imaging technology research program and the design of the annual production of syndicated.

    Education
    Post Graduate Program in Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India
    M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    BTech in Biotechnology from SASTRA University, India

    Debarati Sengupta

    Functional  Expertise

    6+ years of experience in technology and strategy consulting in the advanced MedTech space and Pharma industry:

    • Technology Benchmarking: Competitive intelligence and market research expertise, which includes product profiling and technical report preparation.
    • Technology Road-mapping: Development of technology roadmap based on emerging technology trends. Analyzing industry trends and growth opportunities to audiences and clients.
    • Best Practices in Innovation: Recognition and profiling Best Practices in innovation and technology in Healthcare Industry

    Industry Expertise

    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants in medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies.

    • Diagnostics and Testing: Point of Care Testing, biosensors
    • Medical Devices: Robotic Surgery, Wearables, Cardiac Devices, Neurostimulators, Rehabilitation Devices, Orthopedic Devices, Wound Healing, Transdermal Technologies
    • Pharmaceutical: Patient Engagement, Medication Adherence, Digital technologies in Pharma, Regenerative Medicine

    Career highlights
    Thought Leadership: Opinion articles and Leadership quotes featured in leading industry and trade journals such as MedCity News and Express Pharma.

    Key contributor and member of project design teams in consulting engagements with major global pharma and medical device companies

    Education

    • Masters graduate in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from BIT, Mesra, India.
    • Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law in National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.
    Vice President, TechVision

    Ankit A. Shukla

    Functional Expertise

    • 15+ years of experience working with global and regional organizations providing them guidance on key strategies related to technology, innovation and business development
    • Particular expertise assisting R&D and Strategy teams in leading companies with the development and implementation of their growth strategies in:
      -Technology strategy development

      -Commercial due diligence

      -Future R&D focus/strategic partnership development

    Industry Expertise

    • Experience base covering broad range of sectors and technology clusters, providing thought leadership guidance to leading industry participants’ CTOs, R&D & Business Development Heads and Senior Executives across:
      -Technologies: Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning), Sensors, Software, Cognitive etc.
      -Industries: Energy, Environment, Building  Tech, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer, ICT, Healthcare etc.
      -Types of Organizations: Research entities, Venture Capitalists, Banks, Government Organizations etc.

    What I bring to the Team

    • Years of industry contacts and connections, understanding technology and market trends across sectors
    • Extensive client interaction and strategic project management of 200+ projects globally
    • “Impossible is nothing” attitude

    Career Highlights

    • Worked at Space Applications Center (Indian Space Research Organization) on applying AI for mission functions
    • At Frost & Sullivan, worked extensively with range of companies, government organizations, R&D Labs including:

    -European Commission, Siemens, BAE, Orbotech, VTT, Fraunhofer, HSBC, ING, Thales, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Gore, SABIC, Total, BP, Kimberly Clark, SKF, Clariant, L’Oreal, Rusnano, Hitachi, Yorkshire Water, Schott AG, BAT, National Physics Laboratory (UK), VTT, Technology Strategy Board (UK) and many others

    Education

    • MS in Control Systems from University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK)
    • B.Eng in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Gujarat University (Ahmedabad, India)
    Vice President | TechVision

    Shomik Majumdar

    Functional Expertise

    • Forecasting, ideation, strategy brainstorming, channel/supply chain optimization, competitive benchmarking, technology assessment and valuation, opportunity analyses, mergers and acquisition and due diligence
    • Voice of customer studies, concept testing, brand positioning tracking and messaging

    Industry Expertise

    • Coatings, Plastics, Food & Beverage Ingredients, Specialty Chemicals, CPG, Lubricants, Personal Care, Packaging,

    What I bring to the Team

    • Over 15 years of proven consulting expertise (B2B & B2C) in quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies driving business growth strategy and actionability of conclusions. Experience spans both the supplier and client side (Senior Consumer Insights Manager with Safeway 2006-2009).
    • Defining/applying core competencies of clients with their tactical/strategic marketing needs. Client growth partner champion with regard to opportunities pipeline generation, evaluation and implementation of go-to-market strategies

    Career Highlights

    • Executed over 75 global strategic consulting engagements for start ups and global companies like Momentive Performance Materials, BASF, Huntsman, PolyOne, Evonik, SKC, Toray, Owens Corning, ExxonMobil, Shell Chemical, Ashland, 3M, Evonik, LG Chem, Mitsui and Dow
    • Keynote speaker and serve as chemicals track chair at Frost & Sullivan conferences
    • Worked for one of the largest retailers in North America with regard to store/private label brand development related to innovation, repositioning and messaging

    Education

    • MS – Chemical/Environmental Engineering, MS – Chemistry (Southern Illinois University, BS – Chemistry, (University of Mumbai)
    Program Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials | TechVision

    Aarthi Janakiraman

    Functional Expertise

    • Experienced in technology scouting and landscaping
    • Tracking Emerging Technologies and Impact assessment in various industries
    • Competitive Benchmarking and Opportunity landscaping
    • Technology due diligence
    • Particular expertise in:

    Materials & Coatings
    Chemicals and Biochemicals
    Polymers and Thin Films
    Food & Beverages
    Health and Nutritional Supplements

    Industry Expertise

    • Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in

    Chemicals and Materials
    Coatings
    Healthcare and Wellness
    FMCG and Personal Care

    What I bring to the Team

    • In depth knowledge of Materials, Chemicals,Coatings, Thin films, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
    • Sound understanding of recent technological developments in the materials, chemicals and coating industries.
    • Sound knowledge about management and investment strategies and research methodologies
    • Good researching, analytical and reasoning skills

    Career Highlights

    • Before Frost & Sullivan,
      –  Chemicals, Materials, Personal Care, Food& Beverage Ingredients Consultant
      –  Lecturer in the School of Food Science at a reputed Women’s College in Chennai, India

    Education

    • Post Graduate Program in Business Administration from Indo-German Training Centre, awarded by German Commerce of Industry & Trade, Germany
    Research Analyst | TechVision

    Marta Piotrowska

    Functional Expertise

    • Over 3 years of experience in nanotechnology market analysis. Particularly in:
    • New nanotechnologies and global nano-trends tracking
    • 2 years of professional nanotechnology tools sale expertise. Particular expertise in:
    • Vendor in Universities and research Institutes, spectacularly in the nanotechnology field
    • Marketing campaigns of instruments dedicated to nanotechnology
    • Worldwide operational experience
    • Public Procurement Law experience on the European area
    • 3 years of experience in developing new semiconducting nanomaterial for photovoltaics

    Industry Expertise

    • Nanotechnology in general
    • Photovoltaics
    • Laboratory operations
    • Chemicals and materials
    • Functional additives, preservatives and APIs for F&B, FMCG and pharma industries

    What I bring to the Team

    • High quality of work delivered always on time
    • Operational and organizational skills
    • Positive energy with „yes I can” attitude

    Career Highlight

    • Participation in Nanodata project for European Commission, including tracking of nano-trends and nanotechnology activity in European and global market
    • Before Frost & Sullivan product management experience within instruments dedicated to nanotechnology analysis

    Education

    • Languages: English, Italian, Polish
    • Master of Science at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
    Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

    Khadija Afia Allapitchai

    Functional Expertise
    Consulting experience across chemicals and advanced materials, including

    • Strategic planning and development
    • Technology scouting for acquisition radar projects
    • New product opportunity evaluation
    • Competitor analysis
    • Due diligence investigation
    • Exposure to financial modelling

    Industry Expertise
    R&D experience covering broad range of sectors, that include:

    • Pastes and polymers
    • Encapsulation
    • Smart glass

    What I bring to the Team

    • Strong technical knowledge on polymers, plastics, and advanced materials
    • Sound understanding of the energy industry
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work in different work cultures and environments
    • Expertise in client interaction and project management

    Career Highlights

    • Acquisition radar project for identifying companies for mergers & acquisitions purposes on behalf of a packaging company in UK.
    • Strategic roadmap development on the list of opportunities to pursue in the encapsulation industry for a European cosmetics company.
    • Delivered strategic planning reports on emerging materials technologies, such as sustainable packaging, biodegradable polymers, and natural food colors.

    Education

    • MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK)
    • BTech in Chemical Engineering, Anna University-Guindy (India)

    Mike Valenti

    Functional Expertise

    20 years of technological reporting, data gathering, and information analysis expertise, which includes developing story ideas, writing and editing my own work and that of other analysts. Particular expertise in:

    • Advanced Materials
    • Energy
    • Aerospace & Defense , Automotive and Industrial

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

    • Advanced Materials, such as the development of polymers, composites, fibers as well as the latest trends in adhesives for industrial applications.
    • FMCG and personal care, including custom projects on flavors, fragrances, encapsulation, taste technologies etc.
    • Aerospace and Defense, including civilian aviation, command and control, body armor, aircraft engines, radars
    • Fluid power and handling, including distributed controls for valve actuation, improvements to membrane filters used in desalination and wastewater treatment.
    • Homeland Security, including access control, biometric identification, chemical/biological/nuclear/radiological detection

    What I bring to the Team

    Superior interviewing skills with scientific and executive primary research sources from around the globe. I establish a rapport with my sources similar to a partnership that benefits both parties.

    Strong secondary research skills, ranging from technical journal mapping to white papers to government documents, and the ability to distill this information to provide more accurate analysis.

    • By working closely, and iteratively, with custom clients at the beginning of these projects I am able to bring my team’s focus on specific goals, enabling us to provide the most valuable research to our customers.

    Career Highlights

    Have presented Frost & Sullivan nanotechnology research in person to the National Institute of Standards in Gaithersburg, Md. As well as research to top level executives at leading firms including Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland, and Henkel Adhesives in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Extensive experience in writing and editing articles on all phases of mechanical engineering as a senior editor at Mechanical Engineering magazine, the flagship publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Launched, wrote, and edited Frost & Sullivan’s Homeland Security Technology Alert for two years.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts from Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.

    Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

    Sanchari Chatterjee

    Functional Expertise

    • More than five years on technology consulting experience working with major chemicals, materials and coating companies.
    • Three years of industry experience focused on R&D and Quality Control involved in:
    • Various laboratory projects on commercial product improvisation in chemicals and ingredients manufacturer.
    • Special projects on the innovation of Ammonia free glass cleaners, toilet cleaners, Fabric Softeners & whiteners, Utensil cleaners, Floor Cleaners, Hand washes and various types of other commercial FMCG products.
    • Competent with carbon black & special black quality testing.

    Industry Expertise

    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

    • Carbon Black Industry- Manufacturing, Processing and Quality Control
    • FMCG- Product innovation
    • Training Certificate obtained National Accreditation Board  for testing and calibration

    What I bring to the Team

    • Qualitative & Analytical research
    • Insights on nascent and commercialized technology
    • Tracking of developments in Materials and Coatings cluster
    • Intensive analysis of market research and funds

    Career Highlights

    • A good number of years in several leading chemical & FMCG firms:
    • Himadri Chemicals & Industries Limited, Kolkata
    • Sulekha Works Limited, Kolkata

    Education

    • Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Senior Research Analyst, Advanced Materials & Coatings | TechVision

    Aniruddha Roy

    Functional Expertise
    Experience in research and consulting focusing on advanced materials, polymers and coatings. Particular expertise in:

    • Tracking of Emerging Technologies
    • Company profiling and analysis
    • Competitive Benchmarking and Opportunity landscaping
    • Potential Partner Searching for a particular technology

    Industry Expertise

    • Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives
    • Nanomaterials, nanocoatings
    • Self-healing technologies including materials and coatings
    • Coatings
    • Functional films for packaging
    • Reinforced composites such as carbon fibers and hybrid glass carbon-based composites
    • Lightweight materials such as high strength steel, advanced high strength steel, graphene
    • Bio-based materials

    What I bring to the Team

    • Sound expertise in qualitative & analytical research
    • Good understanding of technological developments in the advanced materials, polymers and coatings space
    • Excellent Team player
    • Good problem solving skills

    Career Highlights

    • Prior to Frost & Sullivan, was working with Egon Zehnder, an executive search firm
    • Role: Research Analyst aligned to the Chemicals & Process Industries, Bangalore & New Delhi

    Education

    • Bachelors of Technology, Polymer Science & Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
    • Bachelors of Science, Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India

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