G. Nagesh Rao

G. Nagesh Rao, Eisenhower Fellow and Eisenhower Fellowships, has worked in the public, private, and NGO sectors over the last 20 years, and is well known for co-developing programmatic endeavors such as i6 Green, Patents for Humanity, VT-Arc Additive Manufacturing Prize Challenge, SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, and USAID’s-SBAR Program, as well leading the revamp and modernization of the SBIR.gov and SBA.gov digital platforms.

Nagesh is a 2004 Mirzayan Fellow of The National Academies and a 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow.  His credentials include a BSc from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, a MSc from Albany Law School-Union University, and a MBA from University of Maryland-College Park, and is bar certified to practice Patent Law from the US Patent and Trademark Office.