UNIDO - Cluster Development - Expert Network
Sourabh Gargav
First Name
Last Name
Foundation for MSME Clusters
Head, Life Sciences Innovation Cell
Country of Residence
City of Residence
Cluster Quote
Cluster quote (optional): Public policy, competition, and cluster development are the three most important tools of industrial development

I am a science graduate, post graduate in public policy, and hold an advanced diploma in patent laws. I count with about eight years of working experience. I am experienced and specialized in connecting the pharmaceutical/life sciences sector, micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) concepts, public policies, and innovation on the basis of the cluster development methodology.

I successfully implemented cluster development programs with a specific reference to innovation promotion amongst MSMEs and entrepreneurs. I have been involved in industrial cluster development, innovation promotion among MSMEs, entrepreneurs, start-ups, S&T personnel through industry-academia linkages, mass level technology transfer platforms, promotion of technology commercialization, inter-cluster & inter-national R&D collaborations, and overall innovation-ecosystem strengthening.

Within the Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC), I undertake regional industrial development projects with the Government, multi- & bi-lateral agencies, S&T/R&D organizations, industrial associations, technology incubators, and industry. I also have several research papers to my credit.
In which languages could you support a CD project (proficiency level should be adequate so that you could also hold presentations and do trainings in this language)?
English, Hindi,
In which countries have you worked on CD projects?
Experience in the following areas ...
Cluster twinning x
CSR in a cluster context x
Innovation in a cluster context x
Cluster based finance schemes x
Export Consortia development x
Monitoring & Evaluation of CD projects x
Gender issues a cluster context x
Poverty alleviation through CD x
Development of BDS in a cluster context x
Energy efficiency in clusters x
Cluster policy advisory x

worked in min. 2 clusters on the respective issue and or drafted methodological texts on the subject
worked in/managed a project where the respective subject was an issue, but not directly implemented related activities
Have you ever worked as Cluster Development Agent (CDA)?
Have you been trained specifically on the UNIDO CD approach?
Have you ever been employed under a UNIDO cluster development project?
How many clusters have you assisted as a CDA?
# 4
In which sectors have you worked on CD projects?
Manufacturing of chemicals and chemical products
Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products