Prof. Malavalli has 32 years of Industrial and Research experience and has been the architect in the establishment, sustenance and growth of the first Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (STEP) in the country and was instrumental in this STEP getting the National Award, from the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, as “THE BEST STEP” in the country from among fourteen STEPs. He also spearheaded establishment of SEED (Software Entrepreneurs and Employees Development) a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) supporting exclusively IT start-ups.
Honored with a Citation and Medal by WASME (World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises), for his contribution to the establishment/sustenance/growth of SMEs in the Region and for his contribution internationally in China, Mr. Malavalli was instrumental in spreading the concept of Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Parks in Malaysia and Thailand and was Advisor to the University Technology Malaysia.
Mr. Malavalli has chaired a session at the ENDEC World Conference on “Entrepreneurship and Innovative Change” in 1991, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as well as sessions at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conferences. He was also the Secretary General of the Indian Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park Association and the 2002-2004 Chairman of the Institution of Engineers, Mysore where he organized two important national events: the National workshop on ICT for Masses and the National convention of Production Engineers with the Theme “World class Manufacturing.” He was the Resource person for UNESCAP on Entrepreneurship and Technology Business Incubator. He was invited by Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED), International Centre for the Promotion of Small & Medium size Enterprises (InCeP-SME), Israel, through World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME), to participate in the International forum of Policy Development of SMEs. He developed the entire strategic plan for the establishment of Technology Incubators across the country
Mr. Malavalli is presently the Chairman – International Division ISBA – An Association of Technology Business Incubators of India and President of an eHealth Company, TeleVital, which was adjudged and awarded as “The Telemedicine Company of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan. He is the Chairman & Managing Director of the eHealth TBI (Technology Business Incubator), an initiative sponsored by the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, and also the Trustee of the Indus International Schools.