Vimal is having over 12 years of experience in Government Fund Management and Corporate Finance. Prior to Consultancy profile, I was Head of Strategy & Promotion at Global Innovation & Technology Alliance (GITA), a Technology Fund Management organisation, jointly promoted by the Govt of India and CII and also worked in Corporate Finance division of TATA Capital, UCO Bank and IDBI Bank.
Currently, I am working as a Consultant and helping companies (any size, any domain) for securing Government Grant for Technology Development / Acquisition through various funding agencies such as DST, TDB, MeitY, DHI, DIPP, MSME, DBT, BIRAC, GITA etc.
At GITA, successfully conceptualised many Funding Schemes for Government to provide funding support to Academia, R&D Labs and Enterprises for entire value chain of organisational development viz Startup, Early/High Growth, MSME, Large Enterprises, Matured stages. Some of the prominent programs are DST/MeitY’s Bilateral Industrial R&D Program (with Canada, Finland, Israel, Spain, South Korea & UK), DST’s India-Israel Innovation Initiative Fund, DST/MEA’s AISTDF, DIPP’s TADF, DHI’s TAFP, MSME’s CLCSS & TADF, DRDO’s Technology Development Fund (TDF), MeitY’s Homeland Industrial R&D Program, European Union Program such as INNO INDIGO & EEN etc.
During my Corporate Finance tenure, I was responsible for taking Lending decision of INR 50 m exposure for Corporate Finance division at TATA Capital and managed Portfolio worth INR 12000 m with negligible NPA.
I got very good exposure and expertise in Cleantech, Renewable Energy, Water, Healthcare, Electronics, IoT, Advanced Manufacturing, Defence & Aerospace, Heavy Industry, Infrastructure Project (Road, Power etc), Hospital, Micro-finance, NBFC, Agriculture, Automobile etc.
Vimal was also part of various Government Committees on R&D Funding, Innovation, Startup, Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer, Demonstration and avid speaker at National & International technological Event/Conference/Workshop.
Additionally, I am Jury and Mentor for various Startup Incubation Centres viz Narsee Monjee, Symbiosis, TCOE, MNIT etc.
Vimal holds Master in Financial Management (MFM), Certified Associates of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and a Mathematician during graduation.
I am Consultant for several Startups for Fund Management, Go-to-Market Strategy and Sustainable Business Model advisory.
Vimal also Consultants for R&D/Innovation /Technology Eco-system management, Technology Collaboration & Transfer, Enterprises adopting Futuristic Technology & arranging Govt Grant for it, Enterprises’ Strategic Investment, Global Trade & Investment management, International Organisation & Enterprises for their Expansion in India & vice-versa, Institution/Incubation Centres for Startup/Entrepreneurship Eco-system management, Govt Policy & Advocacy.