Prof. B. Ravi

Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Topic: Medical Device Innovation for Affordable Healthcare

Prof. B. Ravi is an Institute Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Bombay. He is well known for his work in metal casting through AutoCAST, E-Foundry and SMART Foundry projects. In 2014 he set up BETIC – Biomedical Engineering & Technology Innovation Centre, which has become a network of several engineering and medical institutes. Its team members developed and patented 50+ medical devices, incubated 16 startup companies, licensed several products to industry, and won many prestigious awards. Since 2019, Prof. Ravi is heading the DS School of Entrepreneurship that has trained over 2000 students in entrepreneurship and led to 30+ start-ups. As a member of advisory councils of several institutes (such as CMTI Bangalore and SCTIMST Trivandrum) and expert committees of various government agencies (AICTE, BIRAC, DBT, DST, ICMR, MoE, MOCI, NITI Aayog), Prof. Ravi also contributes to project reviews, policies and practices related to translational research, product innovation and entrepreneurship. He is an alumnus of NIT Rourkela, where he completed his B.E. in 1986, followed by Master’s and PhD at IISc Bangalore. At present, he is also Honorary Adjunct Professor, NIAS Bangalore and INAE Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellow