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Pavan Bakeri

A Master’s graduate in Engineering from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of

Technology (M.I.T.), U.S.A., his research dealt with the structural applications of polymer

composites in the field of aeronautics.

He has over 2 decades experience in construction and real estate development in India. 

He is also a serial entrepreneur, having started an alternative energy firm exploring wind

and solar energy; and also a software firm which developed VoIP solutions and which was

involved with development of voice recognition technologies in the early days of these

technologies. 

A firm believer in the use of technology to solve social problems, he is currently involved

as an investor and mentor with several starups, namely Silicon Valley based Mobiplex

which has developed a collaborative web based platform for sports and other coaching;

and several others based in India in diverse fieds such as education, logistics,

ecommerce, environment etc.

He is also a founding member of Ideal Choice Homes, a company engaged in the design

and development of precast concrete solutions for mass housing in emerging markets. He

has also co-founded technology based ventures like Z-Axis Unmanned Machines which is

engaged in the manufacture of UAVs (Drones) for civilian and military use; Fx Dta Labs,

which has developed an algorithm for speeding up data retrieval from databases by up to

7 times; Original Dimension, a venture engaged in Virtual Reality; and Artemis Cast Stone

engaged in the manufacture of various types of elements including building elements

involving an IP based process (patent pending) using quarry dust. Recently he has co-

founded, with two other scientists, a firm engaged in the research and development of

specialized filters using nano technology and biochemistry.

He has also been recently nominated to receive one of France’s highest civilian honours,

l’Ordre National du Merite by the President of France.

As part of his engagement with the social and education sector, he is also an involved

member of the following organizations:-

1) Founding Member- American Education Society; (part of the Education USA network

established by the U.S. government) counseling Gujarat (India) based students interested

in higher learning in the U.S. 

2) Founding Member- The Sarkhej Roza Revitalization Committee; involved in creating an

awareness of this unique 15th century monument of the city of Ahmedabad amongst the

citizens by holding cultural events and by supporting the local community living in the

vicinity of the monument.

3) Co-Convener, INTACH, Ahmedabad (The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural

Heritage) engaged in protecting and preserving the tangible and intangible heritage of

India and supported by the Government of India.

4) Founding Member- Anuvad Academy and Research Foundation; established to promote

the usage of local Indian languages by translating of the literature of these languages into

other Indian languages.

5) Trustee- Gujarati Sahitya Parishad; a 109 year old institution connected with Mahatma

Gandhi; and engaged in the promotion and dissemination of Gujarati language literature.

6) President- The Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad, India; part of the 1100 cities wide

world wide network supported by the Government of France engaged in promoting

artistic, linguistic and cultural collaborations and exchanges between France and the host

countries.

7) Advisor-  Ahmedabad University (AU); promoted by The Ahmedabad Education Society,

a 75 year old NGO promoting primary and higher education in Arts and Architecture,

Engineering and Technology and Management including Heritage Management. As

advisor, he is responsible for the development of physical infrastructure of the AU; and

also charged with the creation of a venture Eco system centered around the Venture

Studio, an incubator set up by AU in Ahmedabad in collaboration with Stanford University

to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, where young entrepreneurs are given

wings to develop their ideas into businesses and also given mentoring and training to

achieve their goals. 

8) Member- Board of Academic Studies, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

9) Trustee- Jivraj Mehta Smarak Health Foundation operating the Bakeri Medical Research

Centre, a trust based hospital providing quality health care at affordable rates to all

classes of society.

10) Trustee- Vanprasthan; an NGO providing assisted living to the old and destitute.