Shipra Misra CEO

Shipra has a B.Tech. degree from IIT Kanpur (2002) in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad (2004). She comes with 17+ years of management and leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies (such as GE, Lloyds Bank) in UK, where her diverse roles included Relationship Management with large institutional clients in financial services industry, Government Relations, and Regulatory liaison with Central Banks in Europe. She has won several accolades in her career, including recognition for her work on advising the UK Government on the housing related policies that led to the revival of the housing market after the credit crunch of 2008-12. Shipra also has entrepreneurial experience by virtue of being the co-founder of Ventures, an innovation ecosystem for bringing together investors, corporates and growth stage ventures for cross-border commercialization.

Bineesha Payattati Adviser [Member - Technology Development Board | GoI Member - ECC | The Office of the PSA | Consultant with InvestIndia | Executive Director - IIWM]

Bineesha is a result driven Institutional Builder and Change Management Expert with over 25 years of comprehensive experience in implementation of environmental projects with special focus on waste management. She has been chosen and honoured by Government of India and British High Commission for the "She Is: 75 Women in STEAM", on the occassion of the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

She currently holds the below positions:

Board Member of Technology Development Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, since November 2018 and Chairperson of the DRC of TDB of the same Board.

Member of the AICTE's, Ministry of HRD, Green Campus Committee.

Expert Member of Ministry of Human Resources Management's MBA in Waste Management Curriculum Development and IGNOU's Certificate in waste management curriculum development team.

Jury of Smart and Clean Campus programme and Leelavati Awards of AICTE

Expert resource person at International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development of the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India)

Expert Member of the Panel for Selection of Appropriate technology for waste dump site reclamation formed under the Principle Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister's Office.

Chairperson of Evaluation Committee of Venture Capital Funds under TDB, Government of India.

Founder member of Healthcare Waste Management Cell.

Vijay Rai Senior Executive Adviser, DRIIV [CEO/ CGO/ Bionic & Transformative Leader/ CGO-APAC & Executive Board Member, AI, Robotics, Climate change, inclusive and sustainable innovation, Digital and development strategist, Mentor & Board chair]

Vijay is a hardcore professional qualified as a Masters in Business Administration having proven expertise in business and people leadership and multicultural experience gained through various assignments viz: Business and corporate strategy, Customer alliances, Marketing-branding strategy. He carries a diverse experience of over two and half decades, with Indian and International companies in Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Telecom, Renewable Energy, healthcare etc and is a passionate advocate of clean & green energy.

He is currently holding the following positions:

Senior Fellow, Portulans Institute

Chairman- CII DelhiEmerging Technology, IT/ITES & Startups, CII

CGO & Board Member - Asia pacific Region, DayOne Tech

Amrita Dawn Head, Technology Liaison

Amrita Dawn has a doctoral degree in Biophysical Chemistry from IIT Delhi. Prior to this, she graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA with a MS in Biomedical Chemistry followed by a stint as a project associate in ICGEB for three years. After completion of PhD, she spent one year as a research associate. She comes with an experience of 10+ years in Science and Technology, having worked on varied projects.

MVSV Sai Head, Business Operations

A Post Graduate in Public Administration, he had worked nearly for a period of 10 years in corporate and other sectors and 30 years in a central university. Had a rich experience in Accounting, Auditing, Administration, Admissions and Examination. He is also a member of Examination Advisory Committee of a State School Board. Prior to his joining in DRIIV Foundation, he had worked as a Consultant (Academics) for a brief period in a deemed central university.

Ankit Chauhan Business Development Manager

Mr. Ankit Chauhan holds a B. Tech. degree in Automobile Engineering from Delhi Technological University (2013) and an MA from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (2018). He comes with about 9 years of experience across a host of roles spanning from R&D to Project and Programme Management in reputed organisations. Before joining DRIIV, IITD, he was associated with the programme management team of GITA, a PPP JV of Department of Science & Technology and Confederation of Indian Industry.

Ataur Rahman IT Manager

Mr. Ataur has joined DRIIV, IITD as a Senior Web Designer & Developer on 1st October 2021. He is an MCA (Master of Computer Applications) & Diploma in Multimedia. Mr. Ataur has over 15 years of experience. He worked as a Senior Web Designer in MBRSL, The Times of India Company for about 10 years and played a key role in completing several major projects. Apart from this, Ataur has worked in some more domestic and multinational companies and has designed and developed many web projects for them.

DRIIV Getting Media Attention


How Shipra Mishra Is Creating Impact Via Scientific And Technological Innovations?

Commitment to environment protection is something that should come from within... DRIIV has consciously chosen to work on National Missions, aligned with UNSDGs, for environmental and societal relevance. National Green Hydrogen Mission and Solid Waste Management are two such examples where DRIIV will be playing a crucial role in steering the right policy interventions... Our overarching aim is to create a thriving ecosystem, where industry-academia-government bodies work seamlessly and contribute to India's journey towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'... read more

The Times of India

Bridging the void: Innovation from paper to people:

There are many pressing concerns like air pollution, waste management, water security, etc., the solutions for which are beyond the scope of science and technology interventions alone and require larger socio-economic models. Community engagement and awareness drives bring the solutions closer to implementation and all the stakeholders together. What we as a nation need is substantial groundwork- propelling innovations from the paper to the people. Our collaborative efforts are what will get us to an Atmanirbhar Bharat... read more

The Times of India

IIT-D likely to be House knowledge partner; keep MPs updated on 5G, climate:

As a 'Knowledge Partner', experts from IIT Delhi would share crucial information on topics such as 5G technology pollution, and climate change with MPs... the institute is associated with DRIIV…to fight air pollution in Delhi NCR... read more

The Times of India

EV-ready by March? Bus trial held on Delhi-Jaipur highway:

The pilot project involving Delhi Research Implementation Innovation, a Government of India initiative, along with IIT Delhi, was conducted under project National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)... read more

The Statesman

DRIIV & GMDA join hands to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

GMDA and DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, have signed an umbrella MoU to jointly implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives... read more

Prittle Prattle

DRIIV & GMDA signs MoU to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, has signed an umbrella MoU with the GMDA to implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives on the ground jointly... read more

The Times of India

Startups to map pollution hotspots in Gurugram:

The S & T Cluster, a consortium of startups, academic institutions and corporates under DRIIV has tied up with GMDA to locate pollution hotspots and deploy tech-based solutions to monitor and mitigate air pollution... read more


'Can adapt our COVID model to any infectious disease':

Shipra Misra, CEO & MD of DRIIV, the umbrella body for the Delhi NCR S&T cluster talks about the progress the foundation is making with….the move to introduce solar-powered interoperable EV charging stations & the use of AI in healthcare... read more