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 @BarackObama: In 2020, we show up early — for everything, but especially for voting. Get out there and vote! https://t.co/70CqTO5Gbf 4 hours ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BarackObama: Eight months into the pandemic, as new cases are breaking records, we need an administration that’s not going to wave the… 3 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @SenMarkey: Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination process is completely illegitimate. Period. 3 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @mcuban: 1 year ago today. 3 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BostonGlobe: Biden campaign advises caution, even as national polls favor Democrat https://t.co/TzGGuZeD10 1 week ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @NASA: The "rubble-pile" asteroid Bennu is covered in rocky debris, and is over 4.5 billion years old — but might harbor hints about the… 1 week ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @gregsjourney: @gtconway3d @realDonaldTrump Just vote Blue. Even if you are Republican. This one time vote Blue. Racism cannot be the… 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @firefang78: @BronxFenian @palazzo214 @gtconway3d @realDonaldTrump I've been saying this from the beginning. Trump is a snake-oil sales… 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BronxFenian: @palazzo214 @gtconway3d @realDonaldTrump He never had COVID. Too many inaccuracies and missing pieces. A 74 year old, over… 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @turianlabs: Neuroscientist extraordinaire Dr. Tim Holmes, an authority on vision science and 'attention design' joins Turian Labs as a… 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BarackObama: Joe knows this isn’t about him—it’s about us. Make your plan to vote right now. We’ve got to vote like our democracy depen… 4 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @CIMCONLIGHTING: CIMCON Lighting has been named as a 2020 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company. This recognition is a reflection of our s… 5 weeks ago