The Logic, not Magic, behind Innovation - Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Jun 24, 2020, 09:02 PM

Dr Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Author - “It’s Logical: Innovating Profitable Business Models”. He is an entrepreneur-turned-academician & Innovation evangelist. He founded three companies from 1990 to 2005 in the domain of productivity enhancement technologies for manufacturing. He exited all his companies in 2005 and took a year off to learn the science of Yoga.  
 
He holds a PhD in Corporate Innovation & Design Thinking. 
 
Currently, Kaustubh consults large corporates on ‘How to Enhance their Innovation Quotient’. 
 
His views on innovation and strategy are sought by publications such as Knowledge@Wharton, Springer, E&T-Europe etc.  
 
Kaustubh has been recognised as the Top Seven Global Innovators at the Smart City Congress, Barcelona for his paper titled, “A collaborative business model for reducing the REAL carbon footprint of electric vehicles”  
 
He has been a runner-up at the Wharton School’s prestigious Global Innovation Tournament. 
 
He has two TEDx talks to his credit. 
 
He has trained more than 5000 individuals over 50000+ hours of training in the space of Design Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, Breakthrough Ideation, Concept Creation.  
 
A teacher at heart, Kaustubh is a visiting faculty at leading universities. 
 
He is a mentor at various startup incubators and has mentored more than 150+ startups over the last decade, helping them scale by building robust business models.  
 
He is the recipient of the ‘Entrepreneurship Educator & Mentor Award by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship- Government of India jointly with Intel, British Council, EDII & NEN.
 
He has been featured as a ‘Changemaker’ on the Dr. Subhash Chandra Show (Zee Business)
 
He is a keen yoga enthusiast. His article on ‘Pratyahara and the Creative Thinking of Nobel Laureates’ has been published in the ‘Universal Brotherhood through Yoga’, a compendium of 75 influential minds in the field of Yoga.