Dr. Abhay Jere, since 2018, is the Chief Innovation Officer for Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
To guide education institutions for establishing innovation ecosystem, he conceptualized the ‘Institution’s Innovation Councils (IIC)’. Currently, IIC has been established in more than 1600 institutions involving 26+ lakh students, faculty and professionals.
He also designed the ‘National Innovation and Startup Policy for Faculty and Students 2019’ to help students and faculty of higher education institutions to work on their innovation, startup and enterprise.
He is an active scientist in field of biology and bioinformatics having worked in the US, Japan and Europe. He has experience in fields like vaccines, personalized medicine and personalized genomic and has published more than 20 research papers in prestigious international journals.
He has received multiple awards like the Digital Thought Leadership Award by World Assessment Council, Boston USA, Distinguished Alumni Award by ICT, Mumbai and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Award.