Rouf ul Alam Bhat, an innovator from Kashmir, has over 150 innovations to his name. The ideation and designs of most of the projects are given by Rouf and the implementation is done by a team. Among the ten patents filed by him, two are published by the Patent Authority of India. He has also published several research papers and also has received awards from IIA, International Innovation Fair and Association of European Investors for his works. Though, most of his innovations don’t take shape into products as they fail to reach the market due to what he believes is the missing link between innovators and the market.