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 Amazing lack of responsiveness @airvistara - trying to change flight due to emergency medical situation!! Despite h… https://t.co/Sy2uKMLkey 4 hours ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @Workbar Congratulations @WorkBar #BurlingtonMA Happy Birthday!🎈 1 week 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 3 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @OSRAMAmericas See you @OSRAMAmericas and others- will be at #BostonLights today! 4 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy DM @VZWSupport Status on sSIM for iPhone XS? I need to use physical SIM for overseas travel. What do you recommend? 6 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @VZWSupport When will eSIM support be available for iPhone XS? How to manage in meantime? 6 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BostInno: High-Tech Boots For Horses? A Lowell Startup Paves The Way for Animal MedTech https://t.co/UMnVSZnHPN https://t.co/W9E2u5OLbZ 8 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @tieboston: So excited to partner with @NewEnglandVC on "The Path to VC." Panel starting now! Come check it out! #WEBOSWeek https://t.co 8 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @ScottKirsner @BostonGlobe Great story- second life entrepreneurs and mentors bring knowledge, experience and discipline. Keep banging away! 10 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy #entrepreneurs forever! "Second Life entrepreneurs bring talent, experience and discipline to get a fresh start cr… https://t.co/5kRsZl0MCu 12 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @mcuban So true! Basta! 13 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @UMassAmherst: Great news! Today, #UMassAmherst ascended to number 26 among the nation’s top public universities in the #BestColleges ra… 13 weeks ago