Pragya Chaube

Pragya Chaube

Pragya Chaube

Senior Project Associate

She is a Senior Project Associate at DST-Centre for Policy Research at IISc, Bengaluru. working with the team on the processes and outcomes of pre-draft and post-draft consultations for making the upcoming national STI policy in India. She also supports the Centre and its partners with various events and activities related to the broad areas of STI policy.

She holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Genetics and Bioinformatics from the University of Sheffield, UK. Interested in bridging the gap between science and society through Science in Policy and communication and outreach, her current interests include public health and policy outreach.

Gautam Sharma

Gautam Sharma

Gautam Sharma

Senior Project Associate

Research interests:

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.

Background:

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.

Publications:

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