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MISSION AND VISION

Core Purpose: To nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises for India by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the region.

Envisioned Future: To be the organisation that will be credited with creating, shaping and sustaining a "Pune cluster" of innovative technology businesses with a significant economic impact regionally, nationally and globally within the next 20 years.

FOCUS AREAS

Focus areas by know-how:

  • Material science
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Biomedical sciences and technology
  • Chemical & process engineering
  • Research, technology & knowledge management

Focus areas by markets/ sectors served:

  • Health care
  • Specialty chemicals & nano-materials
  • Energy & environment
  • Specialty packaging
  • Process design & simulation
  • Research

Potential products & services of resident companies:

  • Manufacturing
    • Biomedical products and devices
    • Niche chemicals and nano-materials
    • Specialty materials science products for various sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, automotives, lifestyle products.
    • Select biotech products
    • Niche scientific instruments and tools

  • Software and Services
    • Process design and simulation
    • Research and technology management consulting
    • IP management services
    • Information research/ resources and scientific intelligence services
    • Drug discovery services

ACTIVITIES

The core activities of the Venture Center are:

  • Nucleation of new business by creating the environment and opportunities for know-how providers, entrepreneurs and financiers to meet each other and form business teams
  • Nurturing businesses through their start-up phase by creating and running an efficient business incubator offering not only space but also access to technology support, business mentoring, networks, scientific and information resources, and a generally conducive and supportive environment.
  • Promoting and running an active program for identification, creation, acceleration and translation (into practice) of technology ideas suitable for new venture creation.
  • Run an active program in building and sharing resources, networks, competencies and special expertise in select areas at the interfaces of technology and innovation, business and entrepreneurship, and government and policy.

ORGANIZATION

  • Venture Center (trademark) is registered as "Entrepreneurship Development Center" under the Companies Act, 1956 as a Section 25 (not for profit) company.
  • The company is governed by a Board of Directors
  • The company is also advised by a Board of Advisors
  • Profiles of selected management team members is available here

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  • Venture Center is conscious of the fact that the success of an organization is a reflection of the professionalism, conduct and ethical values of its management and employees. In addition to compliance with regulatory requirements, Venture Center endeavors to ensure that the highest standards of ethical and responsible conduct are met throughout the organization (more..)
  • Accreditation: Venture Center has been accredited by Credibility Alliance (CA) under Desirable Norms - the highest level of accreditation offered by CA. This accreditation provides an independent, respected and credible recognition of the high standards of accountability, transparency and governance followed by Venture Center. The accreditation positions Venture Center as the only technology business incubator in India with CA accreditation.
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(12 May 2017) Meet the Investor 27 talk on Crowdsourcing equity capital - a practitioner's view, with case studies New

(10 - 23 May 2017) Summer Activity Club: Math Gaming Club (Wave 2) New

(8 - 13 May 2017) Five and half day workshop on Nuts & Bolts of Science Writing for PhDs, Post Docs and early career scientists New

(6 May 2017) NCL Technology & Entrepreneurship Club: KICK-START MEETING New

(29 Apr 2017) Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future - Free Book Review Session

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  • In the news

(13 May 2017, Dainik Jagran) CSIR - IITR: Technology Day New

(6 May 2017, Pune Mirror) Pune-based startups win big at Startup Bio event in Bangalore | Sakaal | Sakaal New

(29 April 2017, Pune Mirror) ENTER IRON MAN ORIGINAL New

(March - April 2017, BCIL Newsletter) Workshop on Technology and Innovation Management: Key to Effective Commercialization New

(22 Mar 2017, The Indian Express) NCL to supply free water purifiers, oxygen machines for tribals in Palghar, Thane New

(03 Mar 2017, The Times of India) Innovation centre to help students turn their ideas into workable models

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  • Announcements

(15 Apr 2017) BIRAC SEED Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 1 New

(10 Apr 2017) Call for applications: Sanitation Tech Fellowships | Call Open New

(20 Jan 2017) Venture Center announces call for applications for NIDHI - EIR programme

(29 Dec 2016) Venture Center achieves accreditation for desirable norms (highest category) by Credibility Alliance

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