Director General CEO - Science and Technology Park
Dr. Rajendra P.Jagdale, Ph.D. is a Director General of Science and Technology Park, a not for profit autonomous institute established by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and it is hosted by University of Pune. The Park acts as a bridge between industries and academia to make available resources and expertise from academia, research and development labs to industries. Dr. Rajendra Jagdale was instrumental in making Indian Universitirs ‘Technology Database that showcases some of the emerging technologies and potential of researchers from Indian Universities. This database was made for University Grants Commission, Govt. of India and supported by UN-Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT). Dr. Jagdale is a trainer in Entrepreneurship and mentor for several start-up companies and works closely with DST’s Technology Business Incubation and Innovation Management Programmes. His major areas of expertise are Urban e-transformation using Science and Technology tools, IT open source and freeware, Intellectual Property Management and Technology transfer, Business incubation and promoting Innovation driven cluster development.
Scalability and Impact:
Due to his initiative Science and Technology Park developed and launched India’s most robust GIS based e-transformation called GISDA (GIS for Dynamic Administration).
Awards and Recognition:
Awards and Recognition received by Rajendra Jagdale: • Knight of the order of academic palms • Fellow of Linnaean Society • Yashwant Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar • Environmental Leadership Award • Youth Leadership Award Awards and Recognition received by STEP: • A recognized center by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) for conducting Solar Training Programs in Maharashtra. • National E-governance Award (Gold) • ‘Growth Lab Business Incubator’ by Science and Technology Park, Pune received prestigious 2016 AABI Incubator Award of the year. • STEP – Pune is the Secretariat of Maharashtra State Innovation Council (MSInC) • STEP–Pune is recognized as Center of Excellence in E-Governance • Entrepreneurship Development Award by Entrepreneurs International • Maharashtra State IT Award for Innovation, 2010 • Is recognized as Empanelled Training Partner (ETP) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India for skill development of persons with disabilities