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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

(16 Sep 2017) NCL Innovations Seminar Series: 17th Talk on Medical Device Innovation Stories and Best Practices by Prof. B. Ravi (Institute Chair Professor, IIT Bombay) New

(2 Sep 2017) Technology Due Diligence for Investors & start - ups organized by Venture Center & TRIZ Association of Asia New

(18 Aug 2017) 9th talk Social Innovation Lecture Series - User Research: Transforming a startup idea into a viable product New

(18 - 19 Aug 2017) 2 Days Introductory Workshop on Setting up and Running an In-house Patent Cell New

(22 Jul 2107) Talk and One on One mentoring session on Preparation for 11th Call of Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

(22 Jul 2017) 8th talk Social Innovation Lecture Series - Problem Mapping - an approach for technology start ups in the social sector

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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

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

(1 Jul 2017) Call for proposal under "Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG)" New

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

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

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