Dr. K. C. Chandrasekharan Nair

Advisor, Entrepreneurship

Dr. K C Chandrasekhar Nair, popularly known as KCC, is recognized as the father of business incubation in Kerala. By the time he retired as the CFO of Technopark as well as the MD of the Technopark TBI, he had mentored and incubated over 200 startups.


Inspired by the vision and words of Bharat Ratna Shri APJ Abdul Kalam, KCC established the Technology Business Incubator, the first of its kind in India, in the Trivandrum Technopark in 2005.

Experience

Over 35 years' experience in Finance and Quality Standards in Keltron, CDAC, Technopark and 10 years in Technopark TBI in Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development

He Started Two Pvt. Ltd companies in Health Care sector

Co Author of the Book"The Startup Habit" (2016)

Started 1st TBI for NRIs in the country, NRI Technology Business Incubator, Infopark, Kochi in 2012& 1st Startup Village (PPP) in Kochi in 2012.

Education

PhD in Incubation & Entrepreneurship

M.A. (English Literature)

MBA (HR, Industrial Relations & Finance)

M Com(Banking)

PG Diploma in Financial management

M Phil(Labour Studies)

Research Scholar(Incubation &Entrepreneurship) Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Positions held prior to Retirement from Technopark, Trivandrum

CFO,Technopark, Kerala.

Managing Director, Technopark TBI

Management Representative(MR), Technopark (ISO, CMMI, OHSAS etc.)

Co-ordinator, PRISM,Technopark TUC (DSIR, Government of India).

Co-ordinator, Technopark T-TCFA, TIFAC, MoST, Government of India.

Head, MSME Business Incubator, Technopark TBI

Secretary General, Indian STEPs & Business Incubators' Association (ISBA), Delhi.

Member, NBIA(National Business Incubators' Association),USA

Member, General Assembly, AABI (Asian Association of Business Incubation,) Shanghai, China

Present Positions (Official)

Managing Director & Co-founder, DheerkAyush Hospitals LLP, Kottayam

Associate Principal Consultant, KITCO Ltd, Kochi, Kerala

InfoDev (World Bank) Certified trainer in Business Incubation (Master Trainer)

Mentor, 'Power of Ideas', CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad

Member,Technical Committee for Rural Technology Programme, Kerala

State Council for Science, Technology & Environment(KSCSTE), Government of Kerala.

Member, Governing Council,Centre for Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development(C-STED), Kozhikode, Government of Kerala.

Member, Board of Governors, Government College of Engineering, Adoor, Kerala

Member, Governing Body, Govt. College of Engineering, Barton Hill, Trivandrum

Member, Selection Committee for Entrepreneurs, Kudumbashree Project, Kerala.

Member, Technical committee for selection of Women Entrepreneurs, Kerala State Women Development Corporation (KSWDC), Government of Kerala

Director, NRI TBI, Infopark, Kochi

Director&Treasurer,ITIH TBI(Startup Village), Kinfra Biotech Park, Kochi.

Treasurer& Principal Investigator, NarayanaHrudayalaya Medical TBI, Bengaluru.

Consultant& Advisor for IEDC, Trinity College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Other Notable Positions

Chairman, NIPM, Trivandrum Chapter

Founder President, Kerala Startups' Association

Member, Institute of Directors (IOD), India.

Member, Trivandrum Management Association

Visiting Professor, MBA, College of Engineering, Trivandrum

Positions held prior to Retirement from Technopark, Trivandrum

CFO,Technopark, Kerala.

Managing Director, Technopark TBI

Management Representative(MR), Technopark (ISO, CMMI, OHSAS etc.)

Co-ordinator, PRISM,Technopark TUC (DSIR, Government of India).

Co-ordinator, Technopark T-TCFA, TIFAC, MoST, Government of India.

Head, MSME Business Incubator, Technopark TBI

Secretary General, Indian STEPs & Business Incubators' Association (ISBA), Delhi.

Member, NBIA(National Business Incubators' Association),USA

Member, General Assembly, AABI (Asian Association of Business Incubation,) Shanghai, China

Awards &Honours received

National Award–"Best Technology Business Incubator" - 2007.

State Award- "IT Man of the Year 2008" - Kerala Sahrudayavedi -2008.

National Award – "Best Chapter"- NIPM Trivandrum– 2009

National Award _ "Best Chapter"- NIPM Trivandrum– 2010

International Award – 2nd Best Science based Incubator in the World- Awardedby CSES,UK &Technopolicy Network, Netherlands - 2011

Rotary International Vocational Award- 2011.

Best Technology Incubatorin Asia Pacific Region Award from AABI -2012

MBest CSR Practices Award, from National Forum for People's Rights' (World Human Rights Forum)– 2013

National Award – "2ndBest Chapter"- NIPM Trivandrum– 2013

Golden Peacock Award for National Training from IOD India –2014

National Award – "Best Chapter"- NIPM Trivandrum– 2014

National Award – Best TBI in India 2015 Award for Startup Village, Kochi

State Award- State Planning Board for Best Financial performance in 2015.

Netaji Gramasree Mission Life Time Achievement Award - 2016.

Career oriented Training Programmes attended

1. Attended the ToTProgrammeorganised by infoDev, World Bank, in Ooty.

2. Executive Education Programme, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

3. Executive Development Programme, Balanced Score Card International, Bangalore.

4. Executive Training Programme, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

5. Curriculum Development Workshop on Entrepreneurship Education, Intel Corpn.

6. 'Marketing for Incubator Managers and Entrepreneurs', Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN).

7. Technology Entrepreneurship Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

8. Technology CommercialisationProgramme, University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Achievements

Mentored over 4000 students and more than 300 Rural Entrepreneurs from Kerala

Incubated over 200Companies in T-TBI.

Mentored over 600 Innovators from Kerala and 40 Innovators (Non-IT) got DSIR (TePP) funding for Commercialisation of their products.

Helped 24 Innovators in Kerala to get their products patented.

Virtually Incubated 50 startups in Technopark Technology Business Incubator

Co-incubated more than 20 startups globally.

Established Co-incubation Network with AABI (Asian Association of Business Incubators) in Asia Pacific and ICABBrussels, Belgium in Europe for Indian startups.

EstablishedStartupVillageKochi, NRI TBI-Kochi, Pushpagiri Medical TBI, Thiruvalla and INCITE Medical TBI in NarayanaHrudayalayaMedicity, B'lore.

Supported in creating four Non-IT Incubators in the State, like the one in CIFT, Kochi, in the Agriculture sector, IT based TBI in College of Engineering Trivandrum, Rural Technology TBI in AmalJyothi College of Engg., Kanjirappally.

Supporting other TBIs in the State like IISR, CPCRI, CTCRI, KUFOS etc.

Under his guidance over 40 Startups & Innovators have won National & International Awards including 5 Gold medals for best Innovations (DST-Lock Heed Martin awards) in the country.

Mentored the 1st IEDC in Kerala, in AmalJyothi college of Engineering, Kanjirappally. This is approved by DST, Government of India

Implemented ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2007 & 18001:2004 (OHSAS), at Technopark

Successfully organized 14 INSPIRE Sessions (Incubation Network Support Programme for Idea Review and Enrichment) in Technopark.

Successfully organized FIVE Workshops on 'Software Engineering- Best Practices & Principles' in different locations at Trivandrum, Kochi and Kozhikode, Mysore and Technopark, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Established over 50 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centres (IEDCs)' in Engineering Colleges/ B Schools all over Kerala.

Played lead role in establishing Incubation Extension Centre in Garden City College, Bangalore and Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.

Organized 50 Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs), 66 Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps (EACs) and 12 Faculty Development Programmes(FDP) in various Colleges in Kerala State as well as in Technopark.

Organised over 15 Bar Camps, the 'unconferencing' gathering of Entrepreneurs in the State.

Organised the first ever "I am An Entrepreneur" Campaign in the State in 2008

Helped the Government in formulizing Incubation and Student Entrepreneurship Policy, Women Entrepreneurship Policy etc.in the State.

Organised the State Entrepreneurship Week during September 5th to 12th 2013 in Kerala with Startup Village and TiE Kerala.

Established the Innovation Centre and Technology Transfer Centre of TIFAC, Government of India in Technopark.

Established the Open Innovation Space Startups Huts programme in Technopark.

Supported KSIDC in organising the YES Programme at Koratty, Keralaon 12th September 2014 (State Entrepreneurship Day).