Jury

Sanandan Sudhir

Founder & President of INVENT GROUP, Founder of Indian Inventors Association, India
Sanandan Sudhir
Mission: To put India on the global Innovation map! 
 
Key person – To define the vision for Industrial design, innovation & concept development for organizations like GE Healthcare.  Proven abilities in Product Design & development, establishing new design studios, conceiving and executing new projects.  
 
Current - Founder & President of the Global product design & development firm - INVENT GROUP focused on taking new product ideas right through to prototype development and manufacturing.  (www.inventindia.com) Sanandan is also the Founder of Indian Inventors Association, a global platform for bringing all inventors & innovators together. (www.indianinventors.com). 
 
Sanandan has worked with the likes of Duke University, Gates Foundation, GE, Jarden, Haier, Dell, GSK, Shell, Tata, Temptations, Symphony, Eureka Forbes, Godrej, Electrotherm, HLL, Voltas, Michelin, Clorox, Eton, Polycom, Dover, Biomedix, Whitney, Iridex and Amul and has deep insights of both local & global perspectives in relation to market differentiation, product design practices, consumer preferences & trends.   
 
Awards & Recognitions:  
 Grand Jury Award, 1998, Organized by Core Emballage Ltd in association with National Institute of Design, Bobst, Switzerland and Khetema Fibers Ltd.
 Engineering Award (GE HealthCare) 2004
 Excellence in Industrial Design Award (GE HealthCare) 2005
 Management Award (GE HealthCare) 2006
 “You are a Hero” Award, (GE HealthCare) 2007 
 First Indian to receive an IDEA Silver Award at the 2009 IDSA Design Awards (Category- Medical devices) for the product Discovery MR (designed at GE Healthcare).   
 National Business Excellence Award by National Institute of Education & Research, New Delhi, 2017
 Bronze Award BTL Flexi at International Design Award (IDA), 2018 in Medical Design Category
 Gold Medal for BTL Cardiopoint CPET system at Medical Expo Salmed, Poland 2018
 Gold Medal, INPEX Invention show USA, Office Supplies and Stationery, 2018 for his patented product Tape Clip. 
 
Intellectual Property: 5 Patents granted (4US, 1 UK) & 21 Applied for.