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ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

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 generously) resources, networks, competencies and special expertise in select areas at the interfaces of technology and innovation, business and entrepreneurship, and government and policy.
Core commercialization programs:

Lab2Mkt program

  • Flagship program of Venture Center that helps technology providers close the gap between a concept and raising finances for a spin-out company. The Lab2Mkt program is supported via the Proof of Concept fund. Through the PoC fund, Venture Center will define, fund and drive PoC projects in partnership with scientists from R&D institutions and (potential) entrepreneurs who seek to join/launch technology spinoffs.

Mining and pre-incubation programs

  • Pre-incorporation interventions by Venture Center for technology and entrepreneurs in the making. Mining for technologies ( TechRx); pre-incubation program ( Ignition Program)

Social entrepreneurship program

  • Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation with significant potential social impact via the INCLUDE program.

BioIncubation program

  • The BioIncubator at Venture Center is supported by DBT-BIRAC and nurtures bio-enterprises via services, facilities, resources, networks and events. More details at the BioIncubator website

For a full map of all activities of Venture Center, please visit the Activities Map

  • Events

(29 Oct 2020)Immersive Talks with W2V Experts on Innovative technologies for renewable monomers from waste by Dr. Prakash Wadgaonkar (Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-NCL) New

(22 Oct 2020) Immersive Talks with W2V Experts on Role of fungi in the development of value-added products by Dr. Rohit Sharma (Scientist, NCCS-NCMR) New

(15 Oct 2020) Immersive Talks with W2V Experts on Technologies and problems in converting Organic Solid Wastes to Biomethane and Biohydrogen by Dr. Dilip Ranade (Consultant, MCC-NCCS) New

(8 Oct 2020) Immersive Talks with W2V Experts on Conversion of cellulosic biomass to valuable materials by Dr. S. Kadhiravan (Scientist, CSIR-NCL) New

(6 Oct 2020) Meet the Investor series talk on Trajectories of startups: Asset plays vs revenue plays (In the context of tech innovations) by Mr Ranjith Menon and Mr Saketh Katikaneni- Chiratae Ventures New

(3 Oct 2020) Talk on Mental Health for Startup Teams by Mr Kaushik Gala New

(1 Oct 2020)Immersive Talks with W2V Experts on Overview of Biomass to valuable chemicals by Dr. Paresh Dhepe (Scientist, CSIR-NCL) New

(24 Sept 2020) Immersive Talks with W2V (Waste-to-Value) Experts: Overview of bioprocess engineering technologies in reducing waste and creating value by Dr. Sandeep Kale (Managing Director, QbD Purples Advanced Technologies) New

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  • In the news

(15 Aug 2020, Financial Express) Pune gets facility for biopharma analysis

(15 Aug 2020, Sakal Times) Center for Biopharma Analysis Inaugurated at Venture Center

(15 Aug 2020, Deccan Herald) Centre for Biopharma Analysis now operational in Pune

(13 Aug 2020, Times of India) Pune Knowledge Cluster

(13 Aug 2020, Hindustan Times) Pune Knowledge Cluster

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  • Announcements

(27 Aug 2020) Current & recent openings New

(19 May 2020) Tender Amendments: EDC/NIT/2020/001 Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatograph New

(16 May 2020) Pre Bid Minutes: EDC/NIT/2020/002- FT-IR Spectrometer New

(16 May 2020) Pre Bid Minutes: EDC/NIT/2020/001- Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatograph New

(16 May 2020) Tender Amendments: EDC/NIT/2020/002- FT-IR Spectrometer New

(16 May 2020) Tender Amendments: EDC/NIT/2020/001 Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatograph New

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