Dr V. Premnath is currently the Head, NCL Innovations – the group within National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), charged with the responsibility of championing the cause of technology innovation within NCL. He also provides leadership for the Intellectual Property Group at NCL – one of the India’s leading IP management group based out of research institutions. Dr. Premnath is also the Director of the Venture Center – a Technology Business Incubator at NCL campus. He is also a Scientist, Polymer Science & Engineering Division at NCL with an interest in technology development for biomedical products.
Dr. Premnath is the founder and first Director of Venture Center, CSIR-Tech (a technology commercialization company), Orthocrafts Innovations (degradable synthetic polymer based biomed products startup) and BiolMed Innovations (silk based biomaterials startup).
Dr. V. Premnath holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK. He brings with him considerable experience in technology development and commercialization (two successfully commercialized families of biomedical products), incubation and innovation management, working with startup companies (in Cambridge-UK and India) and engaging with large corporations on research and consulting projects as a project leader.