Dr Myshkin Ingawale


Myshkin`s recent innovation was I2U2 is a robotic chassis and smartphone app that converts any mobile device into a remotely controllable, navigable and video-enabled telepresence robot. Perfect for keeping an eye on pets, playing with kids or interacting with the elderly, at home – even if you are not physically present at the same location.Here he Conceptualized and built the hardware and software platform for a consumer robot, from scratch in India.It was also featured as one of the Top 10 robotics startups in India, by NDTV, India’s premier news channel

Earlier he has served as the Chief of Staff at Xiaomi India, a fast-growing mobile internet company, helping set up the India business for Xiaomi over 2014-2015. Prior to this, he co-founded Biosense, an internationally recognized med-tech company designing and building innovative, disruptive healthcare technologies. In the past, Myshkin has worked at Mckinsey & Company, on client engagements across the Banking, Technology, Pharma and Healthcare sectors. He has been a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was part of the team that conceptualized and built the Copenhagen Wheel [spun off as the venture – SuperPedestrian], an innovative electric bicycle concept demoed at the United Nations Climate Summit 2009. He has also been a co-coordinator and senior domain expert for the Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovation Center (i4C), a for-impact innovation accelerator based in Pune.


PhD (Management Information Systems) and MBA
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
His PhD was in the area of open social systems on the web, and addressed the specific issue of how high quality content emerges and is maintained in such systems, like Wikipedia. His research on “crowdsourced content” received a special “most commended work” citation from EMERALD.
B.Tech (Electrical Engineering)
National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

2001 – 2005
Myshkin majored in Electrical Engineering, and undertook a number of projects: Electric bikes, Touchscreen Information Kiosks designed for educational campuses, Escalator-accessible Wheelchairs, etc.

Autodesk USA
The collective wisdom of design across boundaries. Las Vegas 2013

General Electric (GE), USA
Global Insight Network, New York 2012

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA,
New York, 2014

Pfizer, INDIA
Mumbai, 2014


Anjani Mashelkar Award for Inclusive Innovation 2012

TED Senior Fellowship 2013

TED Fellowship 2012

Unreasonable Institute Fellowship 2011

Piramal Prize for Democratizing Healthcare

Sankalp Award

St. Gallen’s Symposium Wings of Excellence Award 2011

National Doctoral Fellowship 2006

EMERALD Outstanding Paper Award for paper published in journal OIR

Media recognition
His work has been featured by BBC, CNN, The Guardian, WIRED, TechCrunch, AllThingsDigital, Forbes,

The New York Times and other international media.


– The Entrepreneurship Journey: How to startup and keep going!
– Best things an organization or an individual can do for sustained innovation
– Frugal innovation: How to be creative and bootstrap your way to performance and quality, using lean methods
– Using Free and Open Source tools and software effectively for organizational performance
– Customer engagement: How to involve evangelists and early adopters in your product development process