Dr. Mohd. Rais
Dr. Rais obtained his Ph.D. from I.I.T. Kanpur in 1991, started his career at I.I.M. Ahmadabad, and subsequently joined CSIR-NISTADS in Feb. 1992. As an expert in the area of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy, Rural Development, and Poverty Alleviation, he has published more than 50 research papers; books; Policy Bulletins. He has more than 30 Years of Research; R & D Management and Academic Experience. His research interests include knowledge management in the interdisciplinary domain, Science, Technology and Society (STS) for inclusive and sustainable development; generation of employment and skill development in food processing; value chains; non-farm activities; development of the domain-specific technology strategy; stimulating rural innovations by networking of academic institutions, line departments, grass-root local rural institutions, other industry, and stakeholder, etc.
He has worked in several parts of India and abroad. He has been invited by United Nations University (UNU/IIST), Macau; International Board for Soil Research and Management (IBSRAM) /International Water Management Institute (IWMI/CGIAR), Bangkok; International Development Research Centre (IDRC); Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Canada; World Bank; and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), etc. Currently, he holds the position of Chief Scientist & Head, Business Development Group and Industry Group (BDG&I) in CSIR-NIScPR; and Professor at the Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research.