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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

(19 Feb 2018) Half-day Seminar on Patent Filing and Prosecution in USA: Tips and Pointers for Startups and Inventive Companies (including Get-together of the Pune Inventors Network) by Arjun Bala, Managing partner, Metayage IP Strategy Consulting LLP New

(19 Feb 2018) A seminar on Recent Developments in EP and UK Patent Law and Practice by Ms Punita Shah (Patent Director , HGF Intellectual Property Specialist) New

(9-10 Feb 2018) 2 Days Workshop on Taking Med-Tech Startups Beyond Prototyping:Regulations, IP monetization & Funding New

(22 Jan 2018) Interaction with CTO of PATH.org (International Health NGO): Praveen Raja, PhD, Vice President for Technology Development and Introduction

(20 Jan 2018) The Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Awareness Talk on Understand more about funding schemes and incubation facilities

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(16 May 2017, BioVoice) A HEALING TOUCH FOR IGNORED WOUNDS ! New

(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

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

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  • Announcements

(1 Jan 2018) NIDHI Seed Support Scheme at Venture Center, Pune - Round 1 New

(1 Jan 2018) Current & recent openings New

(6 Dec 2017) BIRAC SEED Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 3

(5 Aug 2017) BIRAC SEED Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 2

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