Jayshree Patnaik is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Rajendra Mishra School of Engineering Entrepreneurship (RMSoEE), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her doctoral research is in the area of Appropriate Technology and Innovation at the grassroots. She has completed Bachelor of Technology (in Mechanical Engineering) from S’O’A University, Bhubaneswar and Master of Technology (in Manufacturing Process & Systems) from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. She has keen interest in research and teaching. Her research interest lies in resource-constrained innovation, appropriate technology, frugal engineering, social entrepreneurship. Her teaching interest include innovation and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, design thinking and frugal innovation.