Dr. M.S. Shivakiran has decade long experience of research, innovation, technology development, entrepreneurship and intellectual property.
A decade plus experience in research, innovation, entrepreneurship, research, mentoring, technology development, and intellectual property.
Currently, he is theChief Executive Officer, at Atal Incubation Centre at Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh supported by NITI-Aayog, Govt of India.
Involved in setting up of Incubation Centre, Policy drafting, Strategy, Portfolio, Partnership, Fund Raising & Management, and Talent management. Mentored 20+ startups. One of the key activities is to handhold different academic institutes including Universities in the building startup ecosystem, chiseling out policy frameworks for the same, and bringing our new practices to synergize the conventional learning into the non-conventional entrepreneurial learning process.
Under his leadership, AIC-SKU has supported 50+ startups, 26 incubates, 09 startups received funding, handholding 15+ colleges, developed 8 technologies and conducted 75+ programs. AIC-SKU also received fundings from different sources such as Startup India Seed Fund Scheme, HDFC Foundation & Arjas Steel.
The key interests and contributions were made in agriculture, Lifesciences, Energy, Circular Economy, Entrepreneurship Learning, and Education.
Earlier, he was the Incubation Manager of Atal Incubation Centre-Sri Krishnadevaraya University,
He oversaw operations of the incubation center, mentored the startups, raised and managed the funds, conducted programs and training to orient and empower the participants towards entrepreneurship/innovation, and forged partnerships with corporate, academia, and ecosystem experts for buildingan effective network.
Before that, he wasthe Founder and CEO of Vignan Technology Business Incubator; Associate Dean of R&D, and Scientist at Vignan’s University.
He has 02 patents granted, 05 patents filed, 12 research articles published, 05 technologies developed, and led 03 research projects funded by different agencies.
Recipient of DRDO Technology Group Awards for the contribution towards developing new technologies in Genetic Engineering.
Developed low-cost diagnostic tools for Defence Applications and Vaccine molecules against biological weapon agents.
Research consultant/Advisor to biotechnology companies.
Expert member on various committees representing Incubation and Startup ecosystem.
Doctorate in Biotechnology from Defence Food Research Laboratory, DRDO, Mysore and DRDO post-doctoral fellowship, DRDO-BU Centre for Lifesciences, Coimbatore.
Masters in Lifesciences from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi;