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Board of Directors
Venture Center is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members include:
Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia
(Chairman Venture Center)
Prof. Ashwini Kumar Nangia, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad took over as the eleventh Director of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune. He obtained M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1983. He worked under Frederick E Ziegler at Yale University for his Ph.D. on the total synthesis of sesquiterpene natural products via a stereoselective Claisen rearrangement route.
Shri. H K Mittal
(Director & Representative, DST-NSTEDB)
Mr HK Mittal currently heads the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Shri Mittal has over two decades of experience in technology based entrepreneurship development; skill development; trainers training and faculty development; establishment of entrepreneurship development institutions like institutes of entrepreneurship development at the state level, Technology Business Incubators, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Parks, Entrepreneurship Development Cells in the educational institutions; development of micro-enterprises; working for income generation activities for underprivileged sections like: women, scheduled castes/tribes, physically challenged etc.
Mr Mittal is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management , Ahmedabad. He has previously worked with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India - Ahmedabad and also served with UNIDO.
Shri. Anand T Kusre
Mr Anand Kusre has over 30 year's experience in commercial and development banking. He has been responsible for formulation and implementation of national and international programmes aimed at development and commercialisation of new technologies. He has been associated with more than 250 companies and technology institutions engaged in development of innovative products and processes including large number of first generation entrepreneurs. Currently, Mr Kusre is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. In addition, Mr Kusre is Chairman, MITCON Consultancy Company Limited. Mr Kusre is actively engaged in the fields of Innovation and Entrepreneurship being Member, Governing Board, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and Member, High-Powered Committee, New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative.
Dr. K N Ganesh
Dr. Krishna N Ganesh did his Ph.D (1976) in Chemistry at Delhi University (Guide: Prof GBV
Subramanian). He was awarded a Commonwealth Fellowship to pursue higher studies University of
Cambridge, UK which resulted in a second Ph.D degree to him in 1980 (Guide: Prof JKM Sanders). In
1987, he moved to National Chemical Laboratory, Pune to establish a Bioorganic Chemistry research
group. He became the Head of Organic Chemistry (Synthesis) Division in 1994. During his tenure at
NCL till 2006, he was involved in policy development, resource generation and design, execution and
evaluation of institutional research programmes in Organic Chemistry. Currently he is the Director of
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Tirupati. He was previously the director of the
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune.
Dr. Satya Dash
(Director Impact Lab - PATH)
Dr Dash is Director Impact Lab at PATH India with the mandate to propel innovations in public health emerging
from India to the next level. Formerly as Head Strategy Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development at
BIRAC (the nodal Indian biotech innovation agency) & as the 'Co-ordinator' of Make in India Cell in BIRAC- his
portfolio included overall strategy formulation & implementation for BIRAC, early stage funding, biotech
incubators, and business development & communication. He is also a Consultant (pro-bono) to KBITS, GoK
advising on Biotech Policy 3.0. Previously he was a Senior Consultant at IIM Bangalore & COO of nodal biotech
industry association- ABLE.
While at BIRAC, he designed and implemented more than half a dozen national programs such as Biotech
Ignition Grant-BIG (India's largest early stage biotech startup funding program), SPARSH (social innovation
program), BioNEST (incubator program), University Innovation Cluster (UIC),SoCH, SEED Equity & AcE equity
funding. He led the establishment of BIRAC Regional Innovation Centre (BRIC) at IKP Hyderabad & BIRAC
Regional Entrepreneurship Centre (BREC) at C-CAMP. In 2017, he was part of the GoI's Industrial Policy
(Technology & Innovation vertical) deliberations.
He holds triple masters from University of Leicester (UK), Cambridge (UK) and Sambalpur (India) and a PhD
from University of East Anglia, UK. His interests are in S&T policy design, implementation and outcomes,
business of science, early stage funding, entrepreneurship, and catalysing for positive serendipity across
Dr. V Premnath
(Founding Director & Secretary)
Dr. V. Premnath holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK. He brings with him considerable experience in technology development and commercialization (two successfully commercialized families of products), working with start-up companies (in Cambridge-UK and India) and engaging with large corporations on research and consulting projects as project leader.
(21-23 Dec 2019) Three Days Intensive Workshop on Hardware Skills for the Hobbyist New
(19-21 Nov 2019) 3-Day Hands on Workshop on Flow Cytometry: Basics, Cell Health, Multicolor Immunophenotyping,Data Analysis & Presentation - Wave 2 New
(15 Nov 2019) Social Innovation Lecture Series presents 21st talk on Mapro: A journey of humble beginnings, innovation and goodness by Mr Mayur Vora ( Managing Director, Mapro Foods Pvt. Ltd.) New
(15 Nov 2019) Regulatory Clinic on Medical Devices and Diagnostics at AIC-CCMB, Hyderabad New
(14 Nov 2019) City Camp: Essentials of Scientific Entrepreneurship at AICC-CCMB, Hyderabad New
(12 Nov 2019) Global Bio-India 2019 Road Show - Pune (Theme - Going Global with your Med-Tech Innovations) New
Archives Events Dashboard
(April 2019, Sampada edition) The Country's top inventive enterprises incubator is in Pune City ! New
(18 Apr 2018, ToI) Regional bioinnovation centre set up at Venture Center New
(17 Apr 2018, ToI) Bioinnovation centre in Pune for biotech, medtech New
(20 Mar 2018, ToI) An idea is all it takes for change
Archives Incubatee News
(12 Nov 2019) Corrigendum: EDC/NIT/1920/03- EOI from reputed consultancy and Architect firms New
(8 Nov 2019) Venture Center invites a tender for the procurement of a Multi Angle Light Scattering Detector New
(8 Nov 2019) Venture Center invites a tender for the procurement of a Surface Plasmon Resonance Instrument New
(8 Nov 2019) Venture Center invites a tender for the procurement of a Differential Scanning Calorimeter New
(8 Nov 2019) Venture Center invites a tender for the procurement of a FT-IR Spectrometer New
(8 Nov 2019) Venture Center invites a tender for the procurement of a High Resolution Mass Spectrometer New
(1 Nov 2019) Notice inviting tender/EoI: Venture Center invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from reputed consultancy and Architect firms to offer architectural and project management consultancy services for the Construction of NIDHI Center of Excellence (NIDHI CoE) building at NCL Innovation Park, Pune -411008 New