A Mumbaikar who has graduated from the University of Delhi, Ajay Saini has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is well versed with topics pertaining to Disaster Management and Education, specifically in the Nicobarese islands. He has done extensive research about the communities in these islands. He has also delved into the philosophy of Michel Foucault, notably biopolitics.
He is an Electronics and Communications Engineer at TeamIndus, under AxiomLabs. AxiomLabs' goal is to commercialize faster, better and cheaper aerospace engineering solutions. TeamIndus is an organization from Bangalore, that holds the achievement of being India's first private aerospace start-up. Their goal? To be the world's first private mission on the moon. TeamIndus was one of the five teams in the world to be verified by the Google Lunar XPRIZE and have won a milestone award. His typical work day includes developing and testing the TeamIndus Rover and Lander. Hari Prasad Gokul's interests are in the use of electronics to explore everything under the sun and beyond it.
Even though it's been three decades since Madhu Jain first ventured into the fashion industry, her Ikat techniques and bamboo fibres have been the frontrunners in Indian textile innovation ever since. She graduated from the Delhi School of Economics, and her work is strongly driven by aesthetics and her traditional roots. She has been instrumental in reviving the Dhaka Muslin, and in putting Indian textiles back on the world map.
A scientist at the TCS Innovation Labs and the head of Hyderabad's Bio-IT division, Rajgopal Srinivasan specializes in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computation Biology and has researched Protein Folding and Computational Structural Biology. These fields are key players in the current genetic engineering revolution, brought into the world by the CRISPR technology.
A former professor at the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Sandeep Desai is an educationalist who strives for the education of the underprivileged. He was a familiar face in the Mumbai railway, where he begged for money to fund his schools. He now has multiple schools (in Yavatmal and Udaipur) , all funded and built on these efforts. For the children in these schools, life is never the same again.
It was 2012 when Vaishali, with a vision for the future, co-founded Merxius. Merxius is an Augmented/Virtual Reality company that started way before VR/AR was mainstream technology. Currently the CEO, she is an alumnus of La Martiniere, Osmania University and the Indian School of Business. Her company has received multiple awards including and not limited to awards from IBM, Tata Elxsi and an Aegis Graham Bell award.
An expert in probably all fields connected to Data Science, Vikramank has driven research at a wide range of organizations, from Red Hat to DRDO (cognitive science) to Facebook! His list of achievements ceases to end, as he founded a startup at the age of 17, was featured in the top-10 under 19 CEOs (by IIM Indore) and ranked among the top 9 college startups that have become big companies. He's currently collaborating with NASA and SpaceX to democratize the Asian Space Industry, and is also working on revolutionizing Yoga using the power of deep learning and AI.