Dr. Debjani Kapila

Debjani Kapila is currently on a bridge assignment with GE Ventures Licensing (GEVL). In her assignment she is responsible for monetization of technologies and intellectual property (IP) globally via creative commercialization structures ranging from Licensing to new venture creation, in partnership with Businesses on behalf of GE Ventures Licensing. This includes driving origination, evaluation, market & business models and commercial execution. Before taking this assignment, she was the CoE Leader for GRC Analytics in PACE (Patents and Analytics Center of Excellence) at JFWTC Bangalore. She was responsible for managing a team of Technology professionals and providing strategic IP, Technology & Competitive Intelligence support to the different centers of GE Global Research across the globe. She completed MS and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She then worked as a Post Doc for few years in India and abroad before joining John F Welch Technology Center Bangalore in 2000 as a Research Scientist for GE Plastics. She is GE certified black belt in Lean Six Sigma and has a TRIZ Level 2 certification from The International TRIZ Association. Debjani also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. After spending 3 years in GE Plastics she joined the legal team in Global Research in 2003 and took over as a Manager for Medical Technologies Lab in 2006. Debjani has several patents on her portfolio.