Accelerated Commercialization of Technology and InnoVation

Workshops organized by AcceleratorIndia (UK) and Venture Center (India)

Date/Time & Location

  • September 30 & October 1, 2010
  • 9am - 6pm
  • Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pune

Target Audience

  • Scientists, researchers & technologists that are developing IP suitable for licensing or spin-off creation

Key Take-aways

  • Best practices from Cambridge (UK) in taking laboratory science to commercial products & viable enterprises


Keynote Speaker

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar
Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, an eminent scientist is a Director of the Company since June 9, 2007. He is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists. Formerly, Dr. Mashelkar was the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for over eleven years. He was also the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). Dr. Mashelkar is only the third Indian Engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Associate of National Academy of Science, USA (2005), Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996), and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000). Twenty-seven universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi. Dr. Mashelkar has won over 50 awards and medals from several bodies for his outstanding contribution in the field of science and technology. He is the only scientist so far to have won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award (1998) and the Star of Asia Award (2005) at the hands of George Bush Sr., the former president of USA. The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000), which are two of the highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation building. Dr. Mashelkar is a Director of Tata Motors Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Thermax Limited, Piramal Life Sciences Limited, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited, Sakal Papers Limited, ICICI Knowledge Park and several Private Limited Companies. Dr. Mashelkar is a member of the Audit committees of Tata Motors Limited, Hindustan Uniliver Limited and the Company.

ACTIV-SR (Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2010) Photo Album