Sairam Reddy Palicherla

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
, UrbanKisaan Farms, India
Profile / Bio: 

Dr. Sairam is a passionate researcher and entrepreneur, aimed towards developing environmentally safe and sustainable agricultural technologies. He obtained his PhD in Plant Biotechnology. He did his Post Doctoral research in IISc, Bangalore as a National Fellow of Biotechnology and in University of Delaware, USA as a NIH Fellow. He also did various courses from NALSAR, Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore, Stanford, MITx and Harvard Universities. Currently he is leading the R&D of his own start-up ‘UrbanKisaan’, a vertical farming pioneer in India. UrbanKisaan is listed in the top 5 most influential projects in India for the year 2020 by PMI. UrbanKisaan was also awarded “Start-up of the Year 2021” by Economic Times, “Company of the Year 2021” by The Inner Review and, “Global Sustainability Award” and “Innovative Social Enterprise of the Year 2021” by TiE Sustainability Summit 2021. UrbanKisaan received investments from the leading investors like Y-Combinator, USA and BASF, Germany.