The role of SGTA is to identify promising start-ups and to take them to the next level of pilot projects, commercialization and identifying global markets for them.
Vineet Kumar Goyal has almost thirty years of industry experience. Having a degree in Electrical Engineering and Ex. Masters in International Business from IIFT, he has worked for almost two decades with reputed companies like Rockwell Automation, Crompton Greaves, Prudent Automation, Confederation of Indian Industry and Thermopads. Presently he is the Managing Director and CEO of 2E Knowledge Ventures Pvt. Ltd. and also heading Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India – a Network Centre of Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG for Technologietransfer, Germany under agreement with 2E Knowledge Ventures. He was also Director Academy for Advanced Technology Training & Entrepreneurship and CEO of Steinbeis Global Technology Accelerator.
Under his leadership, Steinbeis India has established a Technology Transfer Network of more than 25 Transfer Centres in India involving Professional Academic Institutions, Individual Experts and Industry Associations, where the technology problems from industry are resolved and / or Technology Transfer is undertaken by academic institutions either individually or utilising the strength of Steinbeis Global network. Steinbeis India has developed training and entrepreneurship models for Solar PV technology, Automation, Robotics and Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing and trained more than 5000 professionals, entrepreneurs and technicians till date. As a result of the training experience and expertise gained over last six years, 2E Knowledge Ventures (Steinbeis Academy) is an approved Technician & Entrepreneurs Training Provider by MNRE, partner of National Institute of Solar Energy – a Centre of excellence set-up by MNRE, Training Partner of Electronics Sector Skill Council of India, Sector Council for Green Jobs, a Centre of Excellence approved by European Energy Centre UK and was also a partner of European Business and Technology Centre – a project of European Commission in India. One of the unique projects was to establish “Skills on Wheels” – a mobile Solar Training Laboratory, established in partnership with Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge, ministry of IT&C, Government of Telangana. This is a unique project to take Technology to Masses in rural areas and to provide training to rural youth. Another noteworthy projects of Steinbeis were like Technology
Transfer of Hybrid Solar Training to establish a Steinbeis Centre for Smart Urban Mobility Technologies, in partnership with NIT Warangal.
Recently he has been involved in Commercialisation of the Knowledge Base existing in CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), Government of India, Cross-Border Clean Technologies promotion under an ADB funded project, Training Programs on Innovation Management for SMEs and Intermediary Organisations, and setting-up Technology Transfer Centre in Sri Lanka in partnership with GIZ Germany.
SGTA identifies promising startups in technical domains and provides hand-holding support to take them to global markets.