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 “for there is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it, if only we are brave enough to to be it” poet laureate, #AmandaGorman 8 hours ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy @CathyJoeGPT @BeschlossDC Strafing practice perhaps? 2 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BeschlossDC: Under pressure from Trump White House, Acting Secretary of Defense has ordered NSA to “immediately” install Republican par… 4 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @ERdecember: @BeschlossDC Another question: why wasn’t Trump brought to a bunker when the capital was attacked? Wouldn’t that be the pro… 4 days ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BeschlossDC: So Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s ex-Chief of Staff, is resigning in protest two weeks before the end -- after working for him for… 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @HamillHimself: The only other person enjoying this chaos & anarchy as much as our defeated president is Vladimir Putin. 2 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BarackObama: The balance of power in the Senate is at stake in Georgia’s runoff election. We’ve got two great candidates—@ReverendWarno… 8 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @davidaxelrod: The latest release of ballots from Allegheny County were mostly military. @JoeBiden won them by something approaching f… 11 weeks ago
Dr. Chips @DrChips_SSLguy RT @BarackObama: You could be the difference between someone making it out to the polls or staying home. And many states could be decided b… 12 weeks ago
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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 12 weeks 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… 12 weeks ago