Jaydeep is an innovator & engineer with specialization in IT and an PGPM in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He has 8 years of experience of working with grassroots innovators and is a collaborator with Honeybee Network & National Innovation Foundation and member of TiE, NEN and Ashoka. He has won several other National, International and State level awards and recognitions for his innovation, including a fellowship from Ex-President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and from Govt. of India. Extremely passionate about rural development, he set up Aakar Innovations to help create a sustainable change in rural India by promoting better adoption of grass-root innovations.