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About

MaDeIT Innovation Foundation

MaDeIT Innovation Foundation is a non-profit Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013. It is a design-driven Technology Business Incubator promoted by the Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram, an institution of national importance fully funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. MaDeIT Innovation Foundation is supported by a grant from the Department of Science and Technology (NSTEDB Division), Govt. of India. MaDeIT intends build on IIITDM's core capability (IT enabled Design and Manufacturing) to encourage design-driven startups, largely in the manufacturing, healthcare and transportation sectors. It will support startups from IIITDM's students, faculty and the wider ecosystem.

Leadership

Prof. Somayajulu

Board of Directors
About

Prof. Somayajulu is the Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram.

Prof. Somayajulu has 33 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy and outreach in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Prof. D V L N Somayajulu took the additional responsibility as the Director of IIITDM Kancheepuram on August 4, 2021. Prior to joining as the Director of IIITDM Kurnool in February 2019, he was Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at NIT Warangal during 2006 - 2015. He served various administrative positions at NIT Warangal such as the Head of the Department of CSE, Dean (Academic), and Professor-in-charge of MIS.
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Dr. Sudhir Varadarajan is the Dean (Design, Innovation & Incubation) at IIITDM Kancheepuram.

He has 22+ years of experience in design & innovation management in the IT industry. He has strong expertise in management and IT consulting, and rich and varied experience in R&D, practice development, strategic marketing and consulting to Fortune 500 Clients. He is also the author of a book entitled Managing Nothing: A narrative inquiry into innovation and leadership in the IT industry(2015).

Dr. Sudhir Varadarajan

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Strategic Advisory Board