Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad is working as an Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS), China. He holds M.Phil and PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Postdoc from Zhejiang University. He is co-editor of the book titled "Informal Sector Innovations: Insights from Global South', (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015). His major research interests include Alternative Innovation Models, Digital Frugal Innovations, Regional Development and China Innovation. Journals such as Regional Studies, Oxford Development Studies, International Planning and Development Review, Current Science, Journal of Rural Studies and Science Technology and Society have published some of his recent papers. He also contributed to the Handbook on Alternative Theories of Innovation (Edward Elgar, 2021) and the upcoming Handbook on Frugal Innovations (Edward Elgar, 2023). Recently, he co-edited a special issue on 'Rethinking Innovation and Development Discourses in Light of COVID-19' for Science Technology and Society, a Sage Journal. Notably, this special issue included contributions from prominent scholars in the fields of innovation and development, including a Nobel Laureate. He also moderated a special session on Alternative Innovation and Development Models: Insights from China, India, and Pakistan' on September 23, 2022 for Science Summit of the United Nations General Assembly.