Aravinth Panch

Community Builder | Media Artist | Embedded Systems Engineer

Aravinth is a community builder, new media artist and embedded systems engineer with 15+ years of global experience.

He co-founded 7 organisations in the sector of education, agriculture, sustainability & innovation, in Europe & Asia, and he co-curates several communities for startups, sustainability, education and art, in Europe, Africa & Asia.

He is an advisor to several startup accelerators & incubators globally, where he mentors annually around 30+ deep tech startups in the domain of advanced materials, healthcare, agriculture, aerospace and energy.

He also worked in 5 hardware startups in the spectrum of energy, healthcare, smart home, urban mobility, in Berlin, and researched at 4 academic research institutions in the field of IoT, autonomous vehicles, humanoid robotics & machine learning.

Currently, He is working as Chief Technology Officer at Watergenics - deep tech startup that develops in-situ realtime sensor technology to measure chemical nutrients for agricultural water management.

Partly, He is supporting DreamSpace Academy, as a Director of Innovation, to build a platform for community innovations that solves authentic socio-economic and environmental challenges using project & challenge based learning.

Partly, He is heading International Partnerships at MotionLab Berlin - 4500 sq.m self-sustained innovation hub with access to industrial machines, garage spaces, vocational trainings & international partnerships, and currently hosts 50+ startups and 200+ experts.

Partly, He is co-operating with Berlin Senate, as an Ambassador, to establish Tech-Diplomacy between the government of Berlin and governments of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, by connecting StartUp Ecosystems and relevant ministries of the region.


Experience

  • Co-Founder | Chief Technology Officer

    Watergenics UG, Berlin
  • Co-Founder | Director of Innovation

    DreamSpace Academy, Batticaloa
  • Advisory | Head of International Partnerships

    MotionLab ML GmbH, Berlin
  • Ambassador

    StartUp AsiaBerlin | Berlin Senate Department for Economics
  • Founding Member

    GreenBuzz Berlin e.V., Berlin
  • Co-Founder | Advisory

    Zerosec Solutions, Coimbatore
  • Advisory

    MotorSkins, Berlin
  • Advisory

    Assistr Digital Health Systems GmbH, Berlin
  • Advisory

    METR Building Management Systems GmbH, Berlin
  • Advisory

    carion mobility GmbH, Berlin
  • Head Of Embedded Systems Engineering

    Next Big Thing AG, Berlin
  • Lead Embedded Systems Engineer

    Senic GmbH, Berlin
  • Co-Founder | Chief Technology Officer

    Macsxperts, Bangalore
  • Embedded Systems Engineer

    smartB Energy Management GmbH, Berlin
  • Systems Architect

    The Jodel Venture GmbH, Berlin
  • Embedded Systems Engineer

    yetu AG, Berlin
  • Systems Engineer

    Infosys Ltd, Mysore
  • Co-Founder | Chief Technology Officer

    Academia Grandiosa Medicinae, New Delhi
  • Systems Engineer

    Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi
  • Founder | Engineer | Media Artist | Educator | Speaker

    araCreate UG : India, Russia, Canada, China, Germany, Australia, USA, Sri Lanka

Education

Research

  • DAI Labor - Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Berlin

    Humanoid Robotics
  • T-Labs - Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Berlin

    Biometrics and Deep Security
  • DCAITI - Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations, Berlin

    Autonomous Vehichle
  • TKN - Telecommunication Networks Group, Berlin

    Wireless Mesh Technologies

Academics

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering

    Technical University of Berlin
  • Bachelors in Electronics and Communications Engineering

    SRM University, Chennai
  • Associate's Degree in Graphics, Animation, Special Effects and Web Design

    Arena Multimedia, Chennai

Certifications

  • Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDAF)

    TestDAF Institut, Berlin
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    British Council & IDP Australia, Bangalore
  • Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)

    EC-Council, Rooman Technologies, Bangalore
  • Cisco Certified Networking Administration (CCNA)

    HCL CDC, New Delhi

Social

Communities & Networks

  • Global Innovation Gathering

    Member | Co-Creator | Mentor
  • Asia-Pacific Week Berlin

    Event Organizer | StartUp Mentor | Speaker
  • Innovation Network for Advanced Materials

    StartUp Mentor | Member
  • Science Hackday Berlin

    Event Organizer | Mentor | Lab Facilitator
  • Sustainability Drinks Berlin | GreenBuzz Berlin

    Event Organizer
  • Founder Institute Berlin

    StartUp Mentor
  • Canary Islands Hub

    StartUp Mentor
  • Decelera

    StartUp Mentor
  • WLounge

    StartUp Mentor
  • Maker Faire Berlin

    Community Maker
  • SPEKTRUM Berlin

    Community Media Artist
  • SINGA Deutschland

    Mentor | Refugee Integration
  • DAInamite | Humanoid Robot Robocup SPL Team

    Roboticist | Computer Vision

Talks, Workshops & Exhibitions

  • [WORKSHOP] Sustainable Making

    GIG DOTS 2019, Global INNOVATION Gathering | Nakuru, Kenya
  • [KEYNOTE] CO-CREATING THE DREAMS WITH PROJECT & CHALLENGE BASED LEARNING

    ReLogia 2019 | Sofia, Bulgaria
  • [WORKSHOP] COMPANY CULTURE FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    WLounge Workshop Circle | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] BREAKING THE WALL OF SUBJECT BASED LEARNING

    FALLING WALLS 2019 | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] Hardware: Starting up the hard way

    ClimateTech Session 2, Founder Institute Berlin | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] ADVANCED PROTOTYPING

    OpenHPI, School of Design Thinking | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] THE FUCK UPS TO THE GOOD TIMES

    The Good Times 2.0 | Jakarta, Indonesia
  • [TALK] MOTIONLAB BERLIN - THE INNOVATION HUB

    The Good Times 2.0 | Jakarta, Indonesia
  • [PANEL] 6TH GREEN AND INNOVATIVE ECONOMY

    Startup Nation Thailand 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand
  • [EXHIBIT] araBeat + araBot

    Maker Faire Berlin 2019| Berlin, Germany
  • [KEYNOTE] CONNECTING ASIAN ORIGIN

    Asia Pacific Week Berlin 2019 | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] ADVANCED MATERIAL STARTUPS ECOSYSTEM

    Asia Pacific Week Berlin 2019 | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY INNOVATIONS & PROJECT BASED LEARNING

    DreamSpace Academy | Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
  • [Talk] MotionLab Berlin - The Innovation Hub

    CANARY ISLANDS HUB | Gran Ganaria, Canary Islands
  • [TALK] INTRODUCTION TO BERLIN HARDWARE ECOSYSTEM

    Shenzhen Meets Berlin | Berlin, Germany
  • [KEYNOTE] MOTIONLAB BERLIN - THE INNOVATION HUB

    Global Innovation Summit 2018 | Chengdu, China
  • [TALK] ROBOTICS & IOT INNOVATIONS FOR SOLVING THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN PROBLEMS

    Broadband World Forum (BBWF) 2018 | Berlin, Germany
  • [EXHIBIT] araBeat : AN INTERACTIVE NEW MEDIA ART THAT SONIFIES ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

    Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) 2018 | Shenzhen, China
  • [TALK] OVER-THE-AIR UPDATE : THE CRUCIAL COMPONENT OF IOT PRODUCTS

    Ethereum Camp 2018 | Berlin, Germany
  • [TALK] LEARN BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY (BLE) ON RASPBERRY PI WITH NUIMO

    TechJAM 2017 | Berlin, Germany
  • [EXHIBIT] HYDROPONICS KITCHEN VERTICAL FARM

    Krishi Mela 2015 | Bangalore, India
  • [EXHIBIT] HUMAN ♥ ROBOT

    SPEKTRUM | Berlin, Germany
  • [EXHIBIT] GESTURE RECOGNITION FOR HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION

    Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Labor) | Berlin, Germany
  • [EXHIBIT] HEART OF THE CITY

    VIVID Light Festival 2015 | Sydney, Australia

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