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Innovation and
Entrepreneurship

National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) Board (2014-16)

Rohit Shukla
Founder, CEO Larta Institute

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The Larta Institute employs a model that utilizes entrepreneurs, professional mentors, investors, industry, research institutions, and government/support organizations to assemble a global innovation ecosystem around high-impact entrepreneurs. Early in his 20 year career, Rohit was selected by the State of California to author and develop its innovation and entrepreneurship initiative, the California Technology Investment Partnership (CalTIP), and helped to write the legislation that brought the program into being in California, years before the technology-led boom in Silicon Valley. As an advisor to the OECD, he recently led a multi-country study project on intellectual property as it affects the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, focused on harmonization of IP policies and practices. As an advisor to the Government of Malaysia, he helped to influence policy on incentives and initiatives focused on agriculture- and biotech-led entrepreneurship. In technology transfer, he was one of the first thought leaders to promote policies oriented toward the development of “bundled” IP between research institutions and universities.