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NextGenInnov8 is an innovation driven company dedicated to facilitate and bring about innovative solutions to the world’s problems. It is founded by Aditya Pachpande, a young innovator and entrepreneur.

Aditya believes that extreme times have always led human beings to be creative, innovative, and come out with unique solutions. He feels that children are more innovative than adults. At a young age, as he came up with a solution which created a huge impact with the Suraksha Box, he also believes that all children around the world have the potential to come up with unique solutions to the world’s problems. Skills such as critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration are required for children today at a young age. Children need the right guidance, resources and an ecosystem, to support that. This is exactly what Nextgeninnov8 endeavours to provide.

The mission is to spark the power of innovation in every child around the world so that they can come up with various creative ideas and solutions to the problems faced by their families, communities and even global issues.


Aditya Pachpande

is young innovator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of NextGenInnov8 Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd. – a company dedicated to spark the power of innovation in every child and committed to bring innovative solutions to the world. At a young age, Aditya is a force to reckon with in the field of education and innovation. His most notable contribution being the creation of the Suraksha Box – a UVC light sterilization box, which is used sterilize essential items like food and groceries. The box is approved and recommended by CSIR-CMERI (an ICMR approved lab) of Govt. of India; and is patented. The Suraksha Box has been certified to protect against COVID-19.


Summer Business Academy 1 & 2 at Harvard Business School in 2019.

Summer Coding Academy at Harvard Business School in 2019.

Entrepreneurial Family Program at Babson College, Boston in 2019.

'Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership Innovation Toolkit Workshop' at Stanford University in 2019.

'Technology and the 2020 Election: How Silicon Valley Technologies Impact Our Elections and Shape Our Democracy' at Stanford University in 2019.


Research Paper presented at the Future of Learning Conference 2020 – ‘Voice Assistant – Alexa: A Learnability Tool for New Era of Education’ at IIM Bangalore.

Signed an MOU with Harvard Student Agencies (Affiliated to Harvard University) to bring the Summer Business Academy Program to India in 2019.

COVID-19 Awareness Quiz on Alexa – Coded an informative and interactive quiz to spread awareness at COVID-19..

‘Child Innovator Award’ at the Dialogue India Academic Conclave, Dubai in 2019.

‘Young Innovator Award’ at the ASMA Annual Convention & Awards 2019.

‘Young Innoventurer Award’ at India’s 1st National Level Ideation & Entrepreneurship Challenge for School Children - 2020.

‘Student Innovator Award’ at CEGR-School Education Summit 2019.

‘Youngest International Youth Ambassador Award’ at the IYLIF Conference, Singapore 2019.

‘Child Prodigy and Innovator Award’ at the National Leadership Summit on Women and Education 2019.

Speaking Engagements

Youngest speaker at AWS Imagine Conference 2019.

Guest Lecture on Design Thinking at City University, Seattle in 2019.

Keynote Speaker at the School Education Summit organised by Centre for Education Growth and Research in 2019.

Delivered a presentation on ‘Innovation in teaching through voice assistant ALEXA’ at INCON 2020.

Leva Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, Pune in 2020 on ‘Design Thinking and Innovation for Business Growth’. .

Navbharat Education Conclave and Awards 2019 on ‘Age is just a number, not a barrier to success’.

Speaker at DIDAC: Asia’s Largest Exhibi4on and Conference for Educa4on and Training Resource.

Speaker at World Education Summit 2019 on ‘Innovation in Education’.

Speaker at ET Global Business Summit 2019.

Keynote speaker at INNOVENTURE 2020.


Ramachandran Gopalakrishnan

Ramachandran Gopalakrishnan

– Chairman-InnoServ Group of Companies Director at Keiretsu Forum – Mumbai Chapter

Ramachandran Gopalakrishnan is Director at Keiretsu Forum, a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant having 20 years of investment banking experience and 19 years of being a mentor capitalist. Ramachandran Gopalakrishnan possesses diverse knowledge of Strategy, Finance, and Operations.

He is also a serial entrepreneur with a total of 39 years of varied experience in diverse fields including Fitness, Wellness, Retail, Finance, Sports Tech and Digital.

Gopalakrishnan also serves as Chairman of the Board of Innoserv Group, where he constantly shares his deep insight into the industries they serve.

Giri Balasubramaniam

– Quizmaster & CEO – Greycaps

Giri Balasubramaniam, better known by his pseudonym Pickbrain, is a noted quizmaster and co-founder of Greycaps, Asia’s largest onstage quizzing and knowledge services company. Seen every weekend hosting quiz shows on national television channels in India, he is also the mind behind the Global Awareness Program (GAP), one of India’s first focussed and structured knowledge enhancement programs for school children. He and his team have presented over 2000 shows across 94 destinations of India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, UK and USA to emerge as one of the fastest growing quiz hosts from the region.

Giri has previously worked with The Economic Times, The Walt Disney Company and Indiainfo.com for over a decade before launching Greycaps. He is a regular speaker at conferences and educational institutions. He is a Postgraduate in Media Management, a Masters in Gandhian Philosophy and Thought and is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School.

Apurva Chamaria

– Senior VP & Chief of Staff – Tech Mahindra

Alumni at Harvard Business School with close to 20 years of experience across various sectors. He was previously the Chief Revenue Officer at RateGain, the world’s leading SaaS provider to travel and hospitality sectors. This includes a stint at HCL, heading corporate marketing and was responsible for brand marketing, employer brand, employee marketing, thought-leadership, digital marketing, analytics, finance and marcom. Other roles @ HCL include being a part of the CEO’s Vineet Nayar’s office and being a Sales Director at HCL America. Prior to moving into sales, he was the Global Head of Marketing and Strategy for Enterprise Applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, ECMP, IV & VS, Mainframe and Mid-range, Business Intelligence, IT Consulting). He has worked in various sales and marketing positions at Ranbaxy Laboratories (now Sun Pharma).

Dr. Sandeep Pachpande

– Chairman- ASM Group of Institutes

An academician, entrepreneur, real estate developer, technopreneur, mentor, author, keynote speaker, agriculturist, and visionary Dr. Sandeep Pachpande brings a multi-faceted business sense to the table every day. With a vision to provide global standards of education combined with the strength of industry exposure, binds his avid leadership that has guided and mentored careers of thousands of students.

Dr. Sandeep Pachpande has done his Senior Executive Leadership Program from the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA and is a Harvard Business School Alumni. He is currently pursuing the Kellogg Executive Scholars Program at Kellogg School of Management. A Ph.D. from one of the top 10 universities of India, University of Pune, MBA topper from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and B. E. Computers

He is currently the Chairman Audyogik Shikshan Mandal (ASM), a premier education trust providing quality education right from KG to Ph.D. level. ASM group of institutes under the able leadership of Dr. Sandeep has grown to 15 institutions in 6 campuses at Pune & Mumbai and has over 5000 students studying every year at ASM. He is a Ph.D. research guide and is frequently invited by universities, industry, and associations from around the world to deliver keynote address, chair sessions and to share his vision on education. He has traveled to 36 countries on various assignments, study tours, and delegations and is truly global in his thought, words & deeds.

Apart from education and he also invests in startups he has business in software, horticulture, and real estate development.

He has authored many books on a wide range of subjects, “Case Studies in Management”, “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)”, “Data Mining and Data Warehousing”, “Human Resource Development” & “Marketing Management” to name a few.

Dr. Pachpande associates himself with many charitable foundations, NGO’s and CSR organizations.