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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

(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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