Born in 1961, Sh. Suresh Kumar K. has a Masters in Chemistry with PG diplomas in Management and Journalism. He has more than 30 years of experience, largely in the technology information area. This includes working with UNDP and at the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), DST, where he was looking after the management of intellectual property in general, and patent protection in particular, both in the country and abroad. Has gained considerable knowledge in issues related to patenting, viz. claim language and interpretation, patentable subject matter in India and other countries and defence of patents during patent prosecution with US, UK, German and Japanese Patent Offices. During 2004-2005, he was at the Michigan State University (MSU), USA as a visiting faculty, where he could gain experience on specific IP and technology transfer issues in the context of agricultural biotechnology.
He is currently working as Scientist ‘F’ at the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India, where he is involved in S&T policy initiatives in the context of the broad national STI framework. Current focuses include energy security technologies, future transportation systems, STI for SDGs framework, hi-tech manufacturing start-up ecosystem, industry-academia linkages and technology infusion into MSMEs.