Dr Hiran Vedam is a business consultant for investors and start-ups in climate tech. She is also Senior Advisor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT Tirupati. She has considerable experience in different areas of the lab-to-market journey from research to entrepreneurship, technology transfer and early stage investments in the US, UK, Singapore and India. She has a YouTube channel—WorldofDeeptech—to familiarise young researchers on various aspects of commercialising advanced technologies. She also developed a ‘Mentoring Framework’ for guiding mentors of science-based start-ups in collaboration with a seasoned angel investor.
Hiran has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, MBA from INSEAD, MS from Washington University and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
In April 2021, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched AIM-PRIME (Program for Researchers on Innovation, Market-Readiness and Entrepreneurship). Implemented by the Venture Center, the PRIME programme was aimed at promoting science-based, deep technology ideas to market, through training and guidance over a period of 12 months.
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