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Praveen Vettiyattil is a serial inventor and is on a mission to transform a million people into inventors by 2025. Yes, you read that right - A MILLION PEOPLE INTO INVENTORS. Like Karl Benz's invention of the automobile created one out of every six jobs today, Praveen believes that every major invention creates hundreds of factories resulting in millions of positive and permanent jobs urgently needed for global peace and prosperity.

All of his inventions have worked the first time they were prototyped. He calls it doing research with 'Apollo 1' reliability. Instead of Apollo 11, imagine Apollo 1 reaching the Moon! With his experience of developing many prototypes in many engineering domains, he is able to evolve the design of an invention in his mind and reach the mass production prototype in much less prototyping steps, money and time than industry standard. He only tries to solve the big problems of this world. Small problems cannot keep him awake. During his undergraduate college days he developed a technology that saves energy in street lighting and outdoor lighting for which he was issued a patent. His other inventions include the world's first high speed pedal powered centrifugal pump and the world's first pedal powered water lifting machine with a backstop safety mechanism. He maintains a dairy of several mathematical and statistical formulas that he discovered independently. To transfer his inventive skills to students and motivate them to become inventors, he created an online movement called 'You Can Invent' in 2011 and has given his 'You Can Invent' talks at 100+ engineering colleges, high schools, innovation conferences and events in India and around the world. His invited talks have been given at Hannover Fair, TEDx Sharjah, TEDx NIT Calicut, TEDx NIT Surathkal and about 20 IITs and NITs in India. In his talks he attempts to convince engineering/science/school students that they are capable of making world changing inventions. One of his favorite quotes is - 'if you do it right, you only have to do very little'.

For 20+ years Praveen worked in industry in US and Qatar, taught in engineering colleges and MBA colleges in India, was an entrepreneur and prototyped several new mechanical engineering technologies that are all a world's first. While working as quality control engineer at KLA-Tencor Corporation, Milpitas, California, he was given an award for his contribution towards improving manufacturing productivity and reducing manufacturing cycle time in 2001. While working for Hitachi Air Conditioners in Doha as a sales and projects Manager in 1998, he led a team that implemented HVAC projects worth $300,000 plus, thus increasing Hitachi's AC market share in Qatar. In 2008 when he was Director of Renewable Energy at a University in Tamil Nadu, he installed a small wind turbine to power the on campus street lights and helped install a solar plant at the University owned hospital. He founded YCI Technologies Private Limited in 2018 in Thrissur, Kerala to commercialize his inventions. Praveen was president of Shuttle badminton team at University of Southern California and was Shuttle badminton team member at Government Engineering College Thrissur. He holds a masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Entrepreneurship from University of Southern California (USC) and a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College - Thrissur. He resides in Thrissur, Kerala, India and can be reached at vettiyat@yahoo.com

Two of Praveen Vettiyattil's inventions

World's first high speed Pedal powered centrifugal pump

World's first Pedal powered water lifting machine with backstop

Selected recent talks and appearances:

  • The Oxford School, Kollam, 19/06/2021
  • National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, 07/11/2020
  • Institute of Technology Gopeshwar, 01/10/2020
  • School Principals association, Ernakulam, 18/08/2020 Sree Narayana Public School, Ernakulam, 08/08/2020
  • Organized by Gupshuptoinspire for high school students in New Delhi, 26/07/2020
  • Organized by CIGI and Talent Grove for high school students in Kerala, 12/07/2020
  • Institute of Engineers India (IEI), Qatar Chapter, 03/07/2020
  • Government Engineering College, Thrissur, 19/11/2019
  • MES Engineering College, Kuttipuram, 10/11/2019
  • Sree Valluvanad Vidya Bhavan, Perintlmanna, 06/08/2019
  • Government Engineering College, Kannur, Kerala - 20/03/2019
  • Global English School, Kozhikode, Kerala 18/03/2019
  • Zayed University, Dubai Campus, UAE, 18/02/2019
  • Indian School, Al Ain, UAE, 10/02/2019
  • Global English School, Al Ain, UAE, 04/02/2019
  • Government Engineering College, Kozhikode, 10/11/2018
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Kokkallur, Kerala, 09/11/2018
  • Government Engineering College, Kozhikode, 10/10/2018
  • Rotary Club, South India meet, Lulu Convention Center, Thrissur, 17/02/2018
  • Rotary Club, Thrissur city, 05/01/2018
  • BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, Haryana, 14/12/2017
  • IIT Delhi, 13/12/2017
  • NIT Uttarakhand, 12/12/2017
  • Institute of Technology Gopeshwar, Uttarakhand, 11/12/2017
  • VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, 03/11/2017
  • NIT Calicut, 14/10/2017
  • NIT Surathkal, 12/10/2017
  • Nirmala College of Engineering, Thrissur, Kerala, 06/10/2017
  • Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, 16/02/2017
  • New Indian Model School, Dubai, 15/02/2017
  • District Industries Center, Thrissur, Kerala, 25/07/2016
  • GECT Alumni + Kerala Engineers Forum , Hotel Golden Oasis, Muscat, Jan 28, 2016
  • GECT Alumni annual meet, Hotel Ramada Ajman, UAE, Jan 22, 2016
  • Synergy international, UAE October 23, 2015
  • Hannover Messe, Research and Development Section, Germany, April 13, 2015
  • Vivekalaya Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, 19/03/2015
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, February 28, 2015
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thrissur, Kerala, 16/01/2015
  • Foundation for Education Research and Innovation (FERI), Pulamanthole, Kerala, 04/01/2015
  • Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala, 30/10/14
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 17/10/2014
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, 16/10/14
  • Nikita Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, 13/10/2014
  • GB Pant Engineering College, Uttarakand, 26/09/2014
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, 27/08/14
  • Vijayagiri Public School, Thrissur, Kerala, 01/08/2014
  • Carmel College, Thrissur, Kerala, 01/08/2014
  • National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam, 01/08/2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Punjab, 06/04/2014
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, 04/04/2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, 02/04/2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 31/03/2014
  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala, Tripura, 29/03/2014
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, 22/03/2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 28/02/2014
  • G B Pant Engineering College, Pauri, Uttarakhand, 24-25/02/2014
  • National Institute of Technology - Patna, 22/02/2014
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, 02/02/2014
  • College of Engineering - Guindy, Chennai, 31/01/2014
  • Philips Kitchen Appliances, Chennai, Dec 31, 2013
  • Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, Dec 28, 2013
  • National Institute of Technology - Surat, Gujarat, 24/08/2013
  • Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 19/08/2013
  • Kamaraj College of Engineering, Virudhnagar, Tamil Nadu, 13/09/2013
  • Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu, 14/08/2013
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, 19/04/2012
  • Government Engineering College Thrissur, at the Innovation Center, Thrissur, Kerala, 22/03/2013
  • Loyola ICAM college of engineering and technology, 07/03/2013, Chennai.
  • Dr NGP college of engineering, Coimbatore, 16/02/2012
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, ELAN 2013, January 19, 2013
  • MES Engineering College, Kuttipuram, Kerala, January, 14, 2013
  • Indira Innovation Summit, Jan 12th, 2013, Pune, India
  • Loyola Institute of Technology, Kanyakumari, January 7, 2013
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Confluence 2013, January 4th
  • New Indian Model School, Dubai, Dec 18, 2012
  • The Model School, Abu Dhabi, Dec 11, 2012
  • UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, Nov 21st, 2012, on 'You can Invent' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTFSZf0Iic
  • TEDx Sharjah, Sept 29th 2012 on 'You too can invent'
  • Indian Association Al Ain, UAE, July 20th on 'You too can invent, here's why'
  • Talk at Punjab Engineering College on March 24th, 2012
  • At Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, on March 18th, 2012
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Jan 28, 2012
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut, TEDx, January 14, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=128ll4yXUfY
  • National Institute of Technology, Trichy, March 9, 2012
  • PSG Tech, Coimbatore, April 27, 2012
  • TEDx National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Oct 30, 2011https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlLZOKUoJ0&t=1s




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