A chronic inventor, Anirudh Sharma co-led the MIT Media Lab India Initiative for the last two years, where he worked on creating an innovation ecosystem in India. The initiative focuses on anti-disciplinary research trying to bring the best of scientists, engineers, designers, artists on the same platform and hence invent and innovate across disciplines.
He graduated from the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he worked on ‘Augmented Reality/2D/3D using transparent OLED displays’.
Before MIT, he started the Lechal shoe project as a DIY project, and co-founded Ducere Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2011 to bring, the electronic shoes for the visually impaired to the market, which evolved as a fashion product. The same won him MIT TR35 –‘Innovator of year’ award.
Anirudh also worked at Imagin Group, at Hewlett Packard Labs, an intuitive open-source speech+ touch-based CAD interface for large displays. The prototype ‘MozArt’ is a permanent installation at the HP Innovation Center at Zurich and Dubai.