Dr. Omkar Babu K

Chief Science and Innovation Officer (CSIO), TechInnovadors

Dr Omkar Babu K can be best described as an innovator, entrepreneur and mentor. He has completed his PhD in Biotechnology with a focused specialisation in Population Genetics. In addition to this, he also holds a MBA in International Business.


With a keen interest in science & technology and a vision to utilise science for social good, he started his career as an Innovator/Scientist. Over the years, he has developed multiple innovative products/services in the Health Care and Agri-sectors.


As a successful entrepreneur with a vision for social change, he has ensured the reach of innovations to the grass root level users through his organizations. With 15+ years of Academic and industry exposure at various levels. Omkar has a diverse hands on experience in Building & Managing Research and Business Organisations. He is an expert in developing Research and Business strategies for current and future organisational growth.


With keen scientific and business knowledge, He excels in identifying innovations and converting them into market models. As a mentor for individual innovators and startups, he help them in Project Planning, Design, Execution, Scale up and Stakeholder management. So far he has mentored 70+ ideas and startups across various sectors.

In his freetime, Omkar is a Wildlife Conservationist, Biker and Adventurer. He works with multiple conservation groups to create awareness and tools for conserving biodiversity. As a population geneticist, his work on Indian Honeybee species and their conservation is globally recognised. Through his adventurous travels, he likes to rediscover Places, People, Culture and Food.