About Me

Dr. Bala Ramadurai is an author, coach, consultant and professor. He has authored a book on Design Thinking called Karmic Design Thinking (https://dt.balaramadurai.net). He has 3 patents to his credit and 10+ publications in international research journals. He co-founded TRIZ Innovation India (https://trizindia.org) and is an Adjunct Professor at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India (https://www.sibmpune.edu.in). He currently mentors an EdTech enterprise called Knoin Electronics (https://knoin.org) He is a professor at National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (https://NPTEL.ac.in).


He has a PhD from Arizona State University, USA, and a B.Tech from IIT Madras, India.

Industrial Experience

He was a Technology Forecasting researcher and designer in the FORMAT project at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He managed and designed the handbook for the technology forecasting methodology. (http://handbook.format-project.eu)

Bala was a systematic innovation facilitator at MindTree Ltd (https://www.mindtree.com), India, where he designed and crafted 5*50, a key innovation intrapreneurship program.

Prior to MindTree, he was a Research Scientist at General Electric Global Research, India.

He has mentored students in an entrepreneurship course facilitated by Carnegie Mellon University, USA, and has been cited as an expert in innovation and creativity by Harvard Business Review. (https://hbr.org/product/Mindtree--A-Community-of-/an/311049-PDF-ENG)

Teaching Experience

His teaching experience includes creative problem solving courses at IIT Madras, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Hyderabad, Symbiosis and IISc Bangalore.


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