Kranthi Kiran Vistakula is the young and dynamic founder and CEO of the technology and innovation venture Dhama Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Kranthi is the inventor of the breakthrough ClimaCon technology, that went on to secure a patent and win numerous international awards and accolades right since its conception. ClimaCon technology is a unique technology incorporating novel heat transport mechanisms that can be readily embedded into apparel and accessories to provide heating/cooling on demand.
As the CEO of Dhama Apparel Innovations Pvt. Ltd, Kranthi is the company's spearhead for venture capital management, strategy formulation, business development and product development. Currently, he finds himself in overdrive mode with the company's oncoming August 2010 launch into retail sector with three products that address the healthcare and sports industry.
Kranthi has also been the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of Intact Labs, Cambridge. In the capacity of this position, he was the Co-Principal Investigator leading a research team in a NASA project to create a mechanism to generate electricity using proteins for space applications.
Kranthi's innovative spirit was evident right since childhood through his fondness for experimenting and questioning status quo. His ideas and skills found the perfect nurturing ground in some of the world's best universities.
The prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge was where Kranthi pursued his Masters degree in ' Mechanical Engineering and Technology Policy Program ', after having completed B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.
Despite having acquired his learning in internationally renowned institutes halfway across the globe, ultimately it was the love for his motherland that drew him back to India. Today, Kranthi nurtures a passionate dream, a vision to create a technology that is ' Made in India ' and to make Dhama Innovations Pvt. Ltd a global icon in technology and innovation.
Kranthi has won several laurels for his remarkable contributions to the field of innovation, science and technology.
He has been a Gold Medalist at Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programs Innovator's competition and been a winner of NASA grant for bioelectricity generation.He has won India Innovation Pioneers Challenge in Champion of Champions category and has been the winner of MIT 1K Warm up Business Plan Competition.
2010 has so far been a milestone year for Kranthi's illustrious journey with the Business World Magazine crowning him ' Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 ' and the MIT published Technology Review Magazine applauding his achievements with their ' Innovator of the Year 2010 ' title.