Our Team


Chips Chipalkatti

Managing Director
Dr. Makarand “Chips” Chipalkatti was till recently Senior Director, Solid State Lighting (SSL) and Emerging Market Initiatives for OSRAM in North America. His early work included research on advanced materials and organic light sources (OLEDs). Chips led the start-up of OSRAM’s LED lighting business in the Americas in 2000. Since 2005, Dr. Chips led the Strategic Innovation Management function for OSRAM Americas. Dr. Chips is recognized as one of the pioneers in LED lighting and as an industry leader and advisor with trade, and public agencies on lighting and energy policy. Recently, Dr. Chips established an executive consulting practice focusing on industry transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship with special emphasis on the commercialization of innovation in lighting and energy efficiency ecosystems. He serves globally as a consultant for product, service, and market strategy targeting technology intensive verticals mainly focusing on energy and environmental efficiency. His clients range from early seed stage companies seeking scale, to large global companies launching new businesses. He continues to play a role as mentor for early stage companies and students of entrepreneurship and innovation. Chips received a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Eng. from Univ. of Massachusetts and a B.Tech Chem. Eng. from IIT Bombay.

Industrial Design, Product Design, Design Thinking

Dr. Chips design partners are a leading global design house for product design, and innovative approaches to practiccal solutions. Working together, the team offers critical consumer insights, regional insights around the globe, as well as future trends in technology and end-user preferences. A unique capability offered is expertise and training in “design thinking”, “service design” and user experience.

Large Scale Low Cost Manufacturing

Dr. Chips' manufacturing partner is a trusted, value-added manufacturing partner in Asia with many years manufacturing experience for leading global lighting and electronics companies and experience in low cost manufacturing without sacrificing quality. They are also experts in “design for manufacture”, have an R&D center, and provide technical and testing and supply chain services to customers.

CONSULTING SERVICE

We provide a wide range of Consulting services globally, and we have successfully assisted in our clients' missions
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @CIMCONLIGHTING: We are so excited to be a part of this amazing #smartcity project https://t.co/2Sc6PmaGKb 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy Looking forward to supporting @CIMCONLIGHTING lead the #SmartCities #transformation around the world! https://t.co/ak7PyrCI8m 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @JayThakrar: Must read: ample of insights for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. https://t.co/3viVRk4hZ8 3 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @ScottKirsner: What. A. Team. 4 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BobbieC: Tonight is #min118 at @workbar #burlington - loving the space! (@ Workbar in Burlington, MA) https://t.co/wlbnrIJFXT https://t… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @MassInno: What a great night @Workbar #Burlington #MIN118 we have 3 rooms all equally packed full of fantastic innovation #startups & d… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @OneGlobeForum: “One Globe Forum is a great platform which brings people together to network on diverse topics for open conversations.”… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @turianlabs: Reposting some essentials by @lookinbard on #DesignThinking https://t.co/VlGA6wdkj4 7 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy Amazing lack of responsiveness @airvistara - trying to change flight due to emergency medical situation!! Despite h… https://t.co/Sy2uKMLkey 10 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @Workbar Congratulations @WorkBar #BurlingtonMA Happy Birthday!🎈 11 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy “Citizens put an end to water problems in Pashan”. Self help is the best help- congratulations to the action minde… https://t.co/Ovm7TjUhEn 13 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @OSRAMAmericas See you @OSRAMAmericas and others- will be at #BostonLights today! 14 weeks ago