Praveen Kumar Gorakavi (born May 24, 1989) is an Indian Scientist / Inventor, well recognised as a polymath and former child prodigy for his works in various fields of Science and Engineering since his early childhood. Praveen has a track record of commercialising 28 technologies in collaboration with various government departments, multi-national companies including 7 from Fortune500.
According to some estimates, Praveen’s works (with FMCG companies) reach nearly 1 million people across 5 continents everyday.
Praveen Gorakavi is well renowned for his multi-disciplinary contributions & low-cost innovations. He has developed Low-cost Artificial Limb for physically challenged at the age of 13, low-cost water purifier at the age of 19; world’s low cost Braille Typewriter; food preservation equipment; Rocket propellant from Paraffin; catalyst to produce lignocellulosic ethanol (biofuel); to name a few.
Several prestigious scientific & industrial organisations, governments, social organisations have bestowed Praveen with awards. This includes the Presidential Award, National Medal, Forbes 30 Under 30 (2019) and Ugadi Puraskaram (State’s Highest civilian award). Praveen Gorakavi is currently serving The Phi Factory as a Co-Founder & Partner at The Phi Factory, managing client, investor and vendor relations; and leading the R&D of TPF.