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TEDxGateway - Kranthi K Vistakula - Why we need to unlearn to innovate

Kranthi Kiran Vistakula is the founder and CEO of the technology venture Dhama Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Kranthi is the innovator of the breakthrough ClimaCon? technology, that went on to secure a patent and win numerous international awards and accolades right. ClimaCon? is a unique technology incorporating novel heat transport mechanisms that can be readily embedded into apparel, accessories, products and systems to provide heating/cooling on demand. As the CEO of Dhama Apparel Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Kranthi is the company's spearhead for innovation, strategy formulation, business and product development. Kranthi is also instrumental in building into the organization a culture of innovation, creativity, leadership and teamwork. Kranthi has also been the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of Intact Labs, Cambridge. In the capacity of this position, he was the Co-Principal Investigator leading a research team in a NASA project to create a mechanism to generate electricity using proteins for space applications. Kranthi pursued his Masters degree in 'Mechanical Engineering and Technology Policy Program' at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, after having completed B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He has won several laurels for his contributions to the field of innovation, science and technology. He has been a Gold Medalist at Lockheed Martin and has been a winner of NASA grant for bioelectricity generation. He has also won India Innovation Pioneers Challenge in Champion of Champions category. The Business World Magazine has crowned him as 'Entrepreneur of the Year 2010' and the MIT published Technology Review Magazine has given him the title of 'Innovator of the Year 2010.' Today, Kranthi nurtures a passionate dream, a vision to create a technology that is "Made in India" and to make Dhama Innovations Pvt. Ltd a global icon in technology and innovation. --- In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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