Gautam’s research interest lies in the areas of informal innovations specifically those which are developed by people or groups working outside the rigid structures of formal science and technology institutions. He is keen on studying the networking and collaboration by innovators working in informal settings in India and their knowledge sharing practices within and outside their community.
Gautam is currently working as a Senior Project Associate at the DST- Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute of Science.
He has completed an integrated MPhil-PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Technology and Innovation Policy, Central University of Gujarat in 2020. His PhD and MPhil research has focused on the areas of ‘grassroots innovations’ in the Indian context. In his PhD study, he explored the designing of grassroots innovations in three stages of idea generation, experimentation, and implementation. Similarly, his MPhil project focused on the role of intellectual property rights in protecting informal sector grassroots innovations in India.
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