Mr. S. Balram
Scientist 'G' (Senior Grade) & Scientist-in-Charge
Phone : 2520308

M. Tech (Mech./Industrial)

B. Tech (Mech.)

Scientist/Engineer C/D/E/F

Deputy Engineer, HMT Ltd

Medical Devices Technology, Technology Business Incubation and mentoring startups, Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property Rights, Quality Management systems and Regulation of Medical Devices

Member of Advisory Committee on IPR of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)

Mentor for IPR Trainees under KIRAN Women Scientist Scheme of TIFAC, DST for past several years

Member of Ethics Committee of Health Action by People (HAP)

Mentor in the STANFORD SPARK SEED mentoring program

Advisory Committee of Karunya Innovation and Incubation Centre (KIIC) of Karunya (Deemed University), Coimbatore

Head of Dept. (Technology & Quality Management)

Chief Executive Officer of SCTIMST-TIMed (Technology Business Incubator for Medical Devices & Biomaterials)-Ex-Officio

Japanese Government scholarship

Indo-US fellowship for training at Office of Technology Transfer, NIH, USA

UK Science & Innovation Network invitation to visit UK based Medical Device Regulators

All India Management Association

Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India)

Society for Technology Management (STEM)

Establishing TBI for Medical Devices and Biomaterials funded by Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India at SCTIMST

Establishing PRAYAS Centre and Implementing NIDHI-PRAYAS program funded by Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India at SCTIMST-TIMed

Establishment of SPARSH Centre with project titled TIMED CENTRE for Social innovation supported by BIRAC-2nd Cohort

Implementation of NIDHI-Seed Support System (NIDHI-SSS) funded by Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India at SCTIMST-TIMed

Setting up of Technology Transfer Office at SCTIMST-TIMed funded by National Biopharma Mission, BIRAC

Social Innovation Immersion Program (SIIP) project titled TIMED FELLOWS for Innovation in Ageing and Health supported by BIRAC

Managing Technology Value Chains for Directors and Division Heads conducted by Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Bella Vista, Hyderabad (Nov 2020)

Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies conducted by UN Univ (UNU-MERIT) and Centre for Development Studies (Feb 2018)

Setting up of SCTIMST TIMed

Setting upof Pilot Manufacturing facility (Clean room) at SCTIMST-TIMed

Setting up PRAYAS CENTRE ( prototyping facility) at TIMed

Fast Track Technology Transfers during COVID 19 Pandemic

Ms. Sandhya C.G- Engineer-F, TBD

Mr Rajkrishna Rajan-Engineer-F, IP Cell

Ms Asha Rani V - Technical Assistant, CSC

"Role of Startups-TIMed " in the *Vigyan Utsav* as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: R & D Infrastructure for Atmanirbhar Bharat organised by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) on 12 Nov 2021

"MedTech Industry-Opportunities and Challenges" at Trivandrum Management Association 29 May 2021

"Health Sector- the booming industry for entrepreneurship" organised by KDISC in the TED KERALA TALK series 7th April 2021

"Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the new normal" at International Conference on Skills, Engineering & Technology ICSET CONCLAVE on 15th March 2021

"From Brain Research to Patents: Impact on Innovation and Technology" at International Brain Research Organization School 3rd May 2019

Challenges of local production of medical devices by domestic manufacturers in India" Invited Talk at 2nd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices, Geneva 2013

NRDC TDVC program

Kerala Startup Mission grant proposals

BIRAC BIG proposals


Balram S, ?Challenges in technology translation and commercialisation?, Opinions in Medical Science, Technology and Health, 2023, 1(1): e23001
Balram Sankaran, Medical Technology during COVID 19 in India: A Commentary, Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, 2020, 34(S1), 3-5
Debabrata Chatterjee, Liudvika Leisyte, S Dasappa, Balram Sankaran, University research commercialization in emerging economies: a glimpse into the black box, Science and Public Policy, 2018, Volume 45, Issue 3, June 2018, Pages 361-372,
Debrata Chatteerjee and Balram Sankaran, Commercializing academic research in emerging economies: Do organizational identities matter?, Science and Public Policy, 2015, 42 (5): 599-613, doi:10.1093/scipol/scu076


Balram Sankaran and Bhuvaneshwar G S, Commercialisation of Medical Devices-A Regulatory Perspective, Book: Regulatory Requirements for Drug development and Clinical research: ICMR, 2013, Chapter 21, 269-293

Conference proceedings

Balram S, ???Creating value from IPR- the Chitra Story???, Special compendium on IPR Ed. Dr E. P. Yashodharan, KSCSTE, 2010,