·       CEO & MD, DRIIV (Delhi Research Implementation and Innovation)

Shipra is the CEO & MD, DRIIV, which is an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India, to create an ecosystem of industry, academia and government bodies to take innovations from ‘Lab-to-market’. She has a B.Tech. degree from I.I.T. Kanpur (2002) in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad (2004). She has two decades of management and leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies (such as GE, Lloyds Bank) in UK, where her diverse roles included Relationship Management with large institutional clients in financial services industry, Government Relations, and Regulatory liaison with Central Banks in Europe have won her several accolades.

Under her leadership, DRIIV has grown to be THE umbrella body for the S&T ecosystem, establishing clear value proposition for all stakeholders – E.g. DRIIV has:

  • Empowered researchers and startups by mobilising private capital to support innovations
  • Enabled corporates and PSUs to ‘co-create’ with innovators and execute sustainability initiatives for their CSR commitments. 
  • Provided technology solutions to public bodies for their mandates such as pandemic preparedness, public transport, sustainable mobility and mitigating environmental pollutants.