Guruprasad Rao is a Director & Mentor (Leadership Team) at Imaginarium India Pvt. Ltd.,
Asia’s largest 3D printing company. His current focus is on building Imaginarium Academy,
technology partnerships besides technology mentoring at Imaginarium.
Rao is a technocrat with over 30 years of experience encompassing Industry & Academia.
He holds BE (Mech) with PG in Tool Engineering from GTTC and M.Des in Product Design from
IISc, Bengaluru. He is currently busy concluding his research at IIT Bombay and Medical Law
His industrial assignments include Titan, Tanishq, Crompton & Greaves and Imaginarium. He
joined Imaginarium as CEO and is presently is Director at Imaginarium. He has taught design at
IISc, NIFT, JSSATE and NTTF. He was Professor & Head, Project Office IICD, Jaipur.
He has bagged many awards including 3 Gold medallions. As an accomplished industrial
designer, he holds 8 patents and 100 plus design registrations. His research interests include
product design, product aesthetics, design management, 3D printing and its applications in the
He is a member of the FICCI capital goods committee. He is a trained assessor for CII-EFQM
Business Excellence Award Assessor Member, Board of Studies, NIT Warangal. He is a Member,
Board of Studies, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering, Industry
Member, Academic Council, Terna Enineering College, Navi Mumbai, Industry Member,
Academic Council, DJSCE, Mumbai, Mentor, KIIT Technology Business Incubator Bhubaneswar,
Mentor, SIBD at AIIMS, New Delhi, Industry Partner with BETiC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai,
Mentor at SINE, IIT Bombay, Review Member, NASSCOM Sector Skill Council.
He was a part of the Grand Jury for the 6th & 7th Manufacturing Excellence Awards hosted by
Manufacturing Today. He is an Adjacent Faculty of Engineering at RGIET, Mumbai.
He started exploring 3D printing in 1993 and hands with technology since 2000. He has been
popularising 3D printing and accelerating adoption through his talks since 2011. He is involved in
focussed 3D printing workshops for Indian industry on behalf of CII for past 2 years.
His hobbies include Ham Radio, Astronomy, Painting, Photography, Jewellery Design, Model
Making and Cooking.