Dr. Piyush Verma, a faculty in economics and strategy at LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSM), Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET), India earned his doctorate in Applied Economics from University of Lucknow, India. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation in the area of Economics of Innovation and Technology Transfer. He has more than fifteen years of teaching and research experience at premier academic institutions in India such as University of Lucknow and Centre for Food and Agribusiness Management (CFAM), IIM Lucknow. As a Faculty Coordinator of Centre for Sustainability Innovations & Strategy (CSIS) at LMTSM, he is actively engaged in applied research on industrial clusters, innovation management, technology based entrepreneurship and sustainable business strategies along with consulting projects for industry and government organizations. Being a scholarly practitioner, he is credited with many research publications in ABDC listed Journals and has also successfully conducted several executive training programs for tech-entrepreneurs, academic and industry professionals.