Swetha Seshagiri has a Masters degree in Microbiology and Doctoral degree in
Agricultural Microbiology. She has over nine years of research experience in domains like Nanotechnology and Agricultural Microbiology. She also has experience in testing of Ayurvedic Formulations She has to her credit more than twenty five publications in peer reviewed international journals. She has attended several entrepreneur development programmes. She has also successfully worked on funded projects of VTU, DST and DRDO during her research career. Swetha is also a certified Coffee barista and taster. Currently she heads Operations at Nuvohelix Bioinnovations Pvt Ltd.
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Sandeep Suryan is a Postgraduate in Industrial Biotechnology from Bharathiar University,
Coimbatore with over a decade of experience in research, training, administration, and
management of lab resources. He also has rich experience in sales and marketing of
educational and other products through his stints with his earlier employers. He has
several publications in international journals to his credit and has received accolades for outstanding contribution to various research activities. Besides his professional interests, Sandeep is also passionate about travelling, photography, and automobiles. Sandeep currently heads Business Development at Nuvohelix Bioinnovations Pvt. Ltd .
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Nagananda is a Doctor of Philosophy in Botany from Karpagam University, Coimbatore. He has rich experience in herbal product development and has several awards to his credit,
one of the most notable being the Askel Love prize for best original research paper. His expertise spans across various domains like traditional and folklore medicine, Plant Tissue culture and herbal formulations. Under the guidance of Prof. Ananda Rao, Orchidologist
and former president “The Orchid Society of Karnataka” Nagananda was instrumental in
establishing an open air orchidarium in Lalbhag , where he has collected numerous orchids from the Western Ghats and developed a strong database on the medicinal aspect of
orchids. He currently heads the Technology division at Nuvohelix Bioinnovations Pvt. Ltd.
He is also a trained Hindustani and Carnatic musician .
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Dr Aravind Bagade is a Mysore based Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine practitioner and researcher who is the Chief of Health and Nutrition at Hashtag Ayur Health and Wellness which is a Holistic healthcare centre based in Mysore, Karnataka. He is also the Director of Health and Nutrition at Doman International Institute which is an US based Institute offering Holistic Integrative services. He also teaches Ayurveda at Mysore Krishnamachar Yoga Shaala. He specialises in Integrative Ayurvedic and Functional medicine based approach to health and wellness. He also does integrative nutritional consultations combining the principles of Dietetics and Ayurvedic nutrition to offer a holistic nutrition to clients. His research interests include use of Nutraceuticals and Botanicals in Neurological, immunological and Metabolic issues. He was invited to present his research at Harvard Medical school and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his work in 2014.
Krishna Venkatesh a GATE scholar, Mechanical Engineer by profession and an alumni of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore holds a Ph.D in Nanotribology. He has over 25 years of Industrial, Research, Academic, Consultancy and Administrative experience. He is currently the Founder Director of CIIRC and has established research cum incubation labs in different domains of S&T. He is also the VTU Executive Council Member, Member Karnataka Knowledge Commission (UAS) and Steering Committee Member TUV Rheinland.
During his two decade career he has worked with NAL, BEML, IISc, DRDO, Visvesvaraya Technological University and Jain University in different capacities. As Special officer of VTU he was responsible for numerous trans-national initiatives to set up academic and research programmes with the likes of Honeywell for Avionics, FESTO for Mechatronics, Diamant for Tribology and others. At Jain University he was responsible in shaping numerous initiatives and held concurrent roles as the Dean and Director of Research and Engineering having been the Founder Director of Centre for Emerging Technologies. He was also responsible for the Technology Business Incubator at JU funded by DST and Alstom from France being its CEO and a FIST centre from DST for an Advanced Instrument Facility. Additionally he established the TUV Rheinland Energy programme at JU.
He has also completed numerous research projects and was instrumental in Jain University getting more than 25 projects worth about 20 Crores funded by DRDO, DOS, DST, DOS, DAE, MOFPI, NRB, KCTU and private bodies. Venkatesh has numerous research publications, citations, products, monographs, book chapters and patents (filed) to his credit and has been conferred with awards from Diamant of Germany, KSCST, Honeywell, Indian Institution of Engineers and others. Additionally he also happens to be the Director of Drone Aerospace a company that is into the development of Micro Air Vehicles. Drone Aero represented India at The US Army-Asian technology demonstration for Micro Air Vehicles and Unmanned ground vehicles and finished in the top 10 from competitors competing worldwide in 2008 and Drone in partnership with DC enterprises won the 2014 edition of NP-MICAV event in mission mode sponsored by DRDO and CSIR.
His research interest include Tribology, Autonomous Systems and Energy. He is also a fellow of various professional bodies like IEI, TSI, ISAMPE, IIPE and others besides having been a delegate to various countries as part of FICCI, GoK etc. An avid sports person he also represented the State and University in his younger years as a swimmer and is the recipient of many awards. Besides he is also into white water rafting and spice farming.