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INCLUDE is Venture Center's program for supporting social enterprises in partnership with CSIR-NCL and the CSIR-800 program.

Social Enterprises: A Venture Center perspective
The Venture Center's defines Social Enterprises as those companies with the following features:

  • Companies that aim to provide a solution to a significant problem or need of society and people at large especially under-served and under-privileged sections of the populations
  • Companies with a financially sustainable business model and/or a for-profit orientation (all though the profit targets may be muted).
  • Companies that benefit from good-will from investors (patient capital), funding agencies/ foundations/governments, employees, strategic partners, suppliers/customers etc due to the social goods & services that the company can deliver.
  • Companies pursuing an agenda of inclusive innovation. Supporting technologies/ innovations/ enterprises aiming to deliver significant social impact. MLM (coined by Dr RA Mashelkar) stands for "More from Less for More" highlighting the need for technologies that deliver more value from less resource for more people.


  • Companies and entrepreneurs who meet Venture Center's Social Enterprise definition (above)
  • Venture Center emphasizes social enterprises that leverage science and technology.
  • The Venture Center is currently unable to support social organizations which do not have a sustainable business model.
  • At this time, the Venture Center is able to only support a limited number of companies under this program at any given time.
  • The Venture Center reserves the rights to refuse any application without providing a reason.

Current offerings:

  • Eklavya Program including Associate Incubatee Program (Advisory, information, discounted services): Free
  • All services of Venture Center are available to the INCLUDE program members with a 25% discount
  • Invitation to networking opportunities with other entrepreneurs, technologists/ inventors, investors etc

Planned future offerings (subject to sufficient fund raising by Venture Center):

  • Funding support programs
  • Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Internship Facilitation Program
  • Linkages to the CSIR-800 program

Terms, conditions and pricing:

  • Membership to the INCLUDE program is provided on yearly basis.
  • Membership fee: Rs 5000 per year
  • Introductory Offer(From 1 April 2012- 1 April 2013): Rs 1000 per year. Extended to 1 October 2013

Process of applying:

  • Kindly read the Terms and Conditions
  • Fill up the Application Form
  • Submit in person or by post or send scanned copy by email to:

    Manager- Incubator
    Venture Center
    100 NCL Innovation Park
    Dr Homi Bhabha (Pashan) Road
    Pune – 411008
    Phone: +91-20-6401-1026

  • The Venture Center shall respond to your application within a week.
  • The decision of Venture Center management shall be final regarding acceptance into the program.

Current beneficiaries till date:

Past Beneficiaries: Others:
Current resident incubatees: Graduated resident incubatees :

More information:

(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

(23 Oct 2019) Regulatory Clinic at KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar New

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(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

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(27 June 2019) Call open for NIDHI Seed Support Scheme at Venture Center, Pune - Round 2 New

(5 Apr 2019) Call open for BIRAC LEAP Fund at Venture Center, Pune - Round 1 New

(22 Mar 2019) Minutes of Meeting - Prebid meeting for tender no. EDC/NIT/2019/002 New

(8 Mar 2019) Minutes of Meeting-Prebid meeting for tender no. EDC/NIT/2019/001 New

(1 Mar 2019) Notice inviting Tender for Circular Dichroism Spectrometer (last date of bid submission 21st March 19) New