Dr. O.P. Sharma is a practicing innovator and science communicator working at the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. He has been promoting the innovation and creativity among the faculty and students in the university by organizing various types of orientation and training programmes. He is actively working towards creating a culture of innovation at school level in the country. He has been hounoured with several awards and prizes by the national and state governments which includes two time national award by the Honourable President of India and other national awards by the Governers and Chief Ministers of different states.
Prof. Om Vikas is the former Director / Vice Chancellor of ABV-IIITM (Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management), Gwalior (Deemed University under MHRD). He has worked as Senior Director in the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Min C & IT (Govt of India). He was visiting professor at IIT/Kanpur, adjunct professor at IIT/Delhi, NSIT/DU,Delhi; Professor in-charge CLASS project at NCERT; Director, IP Engineering College, Corporate Advisor to C-DAC. He has also been the Counsellor (Science & Technology) in Indian Embassy, Tokyo. For his distinguished contributions, he received several awards and honours – "Atmaram"(1989 by President of India), "Vishisht Padak"(1989), "Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar” (1991 by PM, GoI"), "Vigyan Bhushan"(2001), “VASVIK Industrial Research Award” (2002), World Medal of Honour by American Bibliographic Institute Inc. (2003), “Vigyan Shiromani” (2007), “Vishwa Hindi Samman” (New York, 2007).
Prof. N.K. Ambasht was the Chairman of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School under Ministry of HRD Govt. of India. He served the apex body of education in India; NCERT as Senior Professor & Head in the Department of Non Formal Education. He has also served as Pro-Vice Chancellor of IASE University, Rajasthan.
Vigyan Ratna Lakshman Prasad is a distinguished innovator, nationally decorated for his path breaking innovations. His work has been commended by renowned scientists and national leaders. He has also authored 15 books, 13 on inventions/innovations and 2 on social work besides, a dedicated social worker and social activist.
In recognition of his innovative work in key areas of national importance, Prasad has been honoured with 10 innovation awards including 7 National and 3 State Awards including ‘Vigyan Ratna Samman’. For his distinguished writings relating to innovations have also brought him 2 National Awards including ‘Dr. Meghnad Saha Samman’. He has also given impetus to innovation movement in India. Besides, managing industrial units, Prasad is also involved in academic pursuits. He is a guest and visiting faculty of many reputed institutes for Technology and Management including IIMs & IITs.
Ram Sharan Dass is a science communicator and popular science writer. He has written a number of books and articles on popular science and innovation.
Ms. Poonam Trikha is an IT expert and popular science writer. She has developed and managed several websites and blogs on different topics. She has written a number of science and technology based articles in Hindi and English.
Mr. Himanshu Sharma is grassroots innovator and creative writer. He has expertise in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. He has written several articles on various topics of science and technology.