Susant Pattnaik


The most ordinary and common people usually do something very extraordinary and uncommon. Susant Pattnaik is one such young lad who hails from Bhubaneswar, Odisha who is a serial inventor, serial entrepreneur, inspirational/ motivational speaker and has been awarded the President’s Award six times. Still in his teens, Susant has become one of the youngest speakers to have spoken at TED.

Being a greatly motivated inventor his areas of interest include scientific innovations & research. His first successful invention, Susant’s Breathing Sensor Apparatus, a device through which disabled people can perform their daily necessary jobs through breathing actions, won him innumerable national and international awards and considerations. He has been appreciated by numerous worthy personalities, like the Former President of India H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2009 as the best invention of the year, the Former President of India H.H.Smt Pratibha Patil, The President of India H.E.Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Former DG of CSIR Dr R A Mashelkar, Dr Sam Pitroda, Mr James Cameron and many others. Organisations such as MIT Technology Review published his technology at a tender age of 17 and others like NASA, Intel, NIF etc have appreciated and valued him.

Today, he is no more A wonder-kid of the block but rather a social tech entrepreneur that the world is both inspired by and in awe of. Susant is also helping unsupported inventors to take their creations to the next level.

Achievements/ Awards/ Recognitions

2014 – As Entrepreneur Recognition
Under-35-CEO Award by Yinka Brand

2013 – As Inventor/ Innovator Award
President of India Award by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, NIF

2012 – As Inventor/ Innovator & Entrepreneur Achievements
Golden Book of World Record Holder
TED-India Speaker
IDEAS-12, IIT-K Business Plan Contest Award
Judge at SELL-X Exodia, IIT-Mandi Business Plan Contest
Innovio-12, KIIT Business Plan Contest Award

2011 – As Inventor/ Innovator & Entrepreneur Awards
NASA Award
DLF- Pramerica Spirit Of Community Award
Eureka-11, IIT-B Business Plan Contest Award

2010 – As Inventor/ Innovator Reccognitions & Awards
TR-35 Award, MIT Technology Review
INK Fellow
Intel IRIS Best Popular Invention Award

2009 – As Inventor/ Innovator Awards & Fellowship
President of India Award by Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, NIF
Former President of India Award by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, NIF

2008 – As Inventor/ Innovator Awards & Exhibitions
Former President of India Award by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, NIF
35th Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition Award, NCERT
CBSE National Science Exhibition Award
Institute of Physics Exhibition Award