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: Graduating is a big achievement no matter what, but with all that the Class of 2020 has dealt with to get across the finis… 1 week ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BarackObama: Michelle and I want to do our part to give all you parents a break today, so we’re reading “The Word Collector” for @chipu 1 week ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @JoeBiden: We left a playbook. He ignored it. We created an office to prepare for pandemics. He gutted it. We had CDC officials in Chi… 3 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @anandmahindra Ha,ha- what a great memory! And getting the “compass box” and the usual kit! 4 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @davidplouffe: One cent a barrel oil. Trump gets played by the Saudis and Russians. Just like China. The job losses will be massive. Tur… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @JoshuaPotash: Three nurses showed up to counter-protest the Arizona “liberate” rally. They stood silently. And the “liberate” crowd d… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @thehill: NEW POLL: 65 percent of Americans say Trump did not take coronavirus seriously enough initially https://t.co/6yyIg5JHLy 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @soledadobrien: This is insane—and a far more important story than Trump being mean to reporters. 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @RepJoeKennedy: The federal government just took PPE from first responders in a town in my district. They tell states and towns they’r… 5 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @marty_walsh: I am asking EVERYONE to wear a face covering whenever you leave your home. This can be a scarf, bandanna, or other type o… 7 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @tim_cook: Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chai… 7 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @AshaRangappa_: I hope this guy goes to jail for a looooooong time 7 weeks ago