Prof. Siddharth Jabade is Vice Chancellor of Vishwakarma University in Pune, India. He completed his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. Most recently he was the co-inventor of affordable housing technology for SMART GRAM—an initiative sponsored by the President of India’s office. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs’ Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators (ASHA) Award was given to this innovative housing technology on January 1, 2021 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dr. Jabade has multi-faceted experience in education, research, innovation, intellectual property rights (IPR) and technology commercialization. In addition to his technological background, he is a qualified patent attorney who has mentored several innovative projects from ideation to commercialization. He was Director of Innovation and IPR at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand. He has served as an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and as a resource person to the World Intellectual Property Organization. He has authored a book titled Nanotechnology Intellectual Property Rights: Research, Design and Commercialization published by CRC press. He is currently the lead author of a book titled Foundations of 21st Century Curriculum: Emerging Technologies, Humanities and the Augmented Age, to be submitted for publication later this year.