Rourkela Shines last year exactly on 3rd August 2016 has placed this young man of Rourkela in our ‘CHAK DE’ Rourkela section as one of the most promising entrepreneur & today Ojas Mahapatra received New Zealand’s most prestigious Business Scholarship award from the New Zealand Prime Minister Simon William “Bill” himself.
After completing his PhD in Physics, Ojas is now the CEO of Photonic Innovations Ltd. Photonic has also featured as Top 3 in New Zealand Awards 2016 Innovation category. He was a finalist in the Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year category of the Seventh Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2014.
“This is a huge step forward in terms of validation by the Government of our efforts and a big win for a Dunedin based business to feature among an exclusive group of senior executives,” he told Indian Newslink today.
Developed at the Dodd Walls Centre for Quantum Science and Technology and the Otago University, the Company led by Ojas is a joint gas detection technology venture. Ojas says he found life as an international student to be ‘the best experience ever!’
‘The moment I arrived here I went into culture shock, but UC, and New Zealand in general, made me feel so welcome that it became a humbling experience. I soon forgot that I was from India. People are so nice here and everyone smiles at you when you walk past them. I have traveled quite a lot and I can say that the work culture here is the best in the world.’– one website mentioned.
Ojas is working for the future expansion for the company but one thing is sure; the reason why Rourkela smart city is known as talent hub of Odisha which is not only producing world class steel but also world class & international talents & the saga still continues.
Proud Of You Ojas Mahapatra.