Yash Gupte

Yash Gupte

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32 years

5.5 years of experience in managing R&D for life sciences, synthetic biology, non-conventional fuels, molecular diagnostics; international technology transfer, techno-economic modelling, industry-academia R&D collaborations, open innovation.

  • Oil & Gas

... Functional Expertise

  • Research & Development

... Committee

  • Career Development Committee

... Achievements

  • 22 Research Publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. Highest impact factor 9.381.
  • Raised INR 1 Cr. funding from industry to set up Biology R&D lab at Ramnarain Ruia College.
  • 2018, Scientific Excellence Award at RIL.

... Certifications

  • 2017, Executive Education Programme “Creating Successful New Products” IIM-Bangalore.
  • 2017, Six Sigma: Green Belt and Black Belt, LinkedIn, PMI Certificate.
  • 2020, “Innovation Management” from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Coursera.

Work Experience | 66 months

... Career Highlights

Manager and Scientist - Reliance Industries Ltd. 
Project Management

  • Ideated & strategized 5 projects in Synthetic Biology, partnering across various verticals driving R&D pipeline for potential billion-dollar businesses in green energy and biomaterials to replace traditional fossil fuel based products.
  • Designed techno-economic models to identify key cost and value drivers, investment recovery periods, life cycle analysis to evaluate feasibility and improvisation.
  • With business development, envisioned route-to-market and pitched business case for proteins and biomaterials to local & global business partners.
  • Demonstrated feasibility of implementing 3 high-risk innovative projects in the areas of synthetic biology to establish technical and commercial viability to RIL Leadership. 

Technology Transfer

  • Integral member of technology transfer for $100 Million investment projects on Synthetic Biology & production of Bioethanol from 2 U.S.A. based Biotech start-ups with on-site experience of approx. 6 months at Florida & Seattle.
  • Demonstrated conversion of bio-sequestrated carbon-di-oxide to astaxanthin and ethanol through genetic engineering & photosynthesis.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams of over 100 Scientists, Engineers and Finance professionals with strong technical expertise and diverse cultural backgrounds. 

COVID-19 - Molecular Diagnostics

  • Spearheaded setting up of COVID testing lab; managing over 3000 tests per day; contributed to develop RT-PCR Kit & obtained approval from ICMR.