Dr. Nirmalesh Sampath Kumar is the Director for Innovation and R&D at Vee Technologies, USA, and heads social impact initiatives for the Valliappa Foundation. He leads Team HireMee, a contesting semi-finalist team in the $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling Competition. He is one of the youngest people to be an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and a Marie S Curie Fellow. He has completed Ph.D. in Quantum Nanophysics and Science and Technology Management, from leading universities, in Europe and the UK. He founded his own technology start-up company, Connectedness, in Nice, France. This company was acquired successfully within a few months of its incubation. Following this, he ventured into Knowledge Transfer, where he identified R&D projects and ideas from some of the world’s leading labs that helped spin them off as potential start-up companies. In a short span of 5 years, he has been directly responsible for creating at least six science and technology-based start-ups in Europe. He passionately works on solving social issues affecting rural and underprivileged communities around the globe. He believes that science and technology interventions applied locally and scaled globally can help solve products in the real world.