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1) Employment and Consulting opportunities: The Venture Center offers challenging employment and consulting opportunities for people who can identify with Venture Center's goals and mission. Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
We also welcome applications for specialized functions relating to incubation/investment/innovation management/support functions all through the year. For enquiries related to this you can email us at

Current Openings at Venture Center

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A) Regular positions, full-time

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Support for Tech Networking and Marketing

  • Foundational degree in the Sciences
  • Ideal for freshers with 0-2 yrs of experience.
  • Good communication skills
  • Organize and coordinate tech showcases to highlight innovative technologies and scientific advancements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop marketing strategies and materials to promote technology showcases and networking events.
  • Map scientific competencies within various sectors to identify potential areas for collaboration and technology transfer.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with R&D and academic institutes to foster collaboration and technology exchange opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison between internal teams and external stakeholders to facilitate communication and ensure alignment on technology sourcing initiatives.
Intellectual Property Services Professional

  • Foundational degree in engineering - B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech
  • Experience of 1-5 years
  • Preference will be given to registered Patent agents.
  • Attending Inventor Meetings/Ideation Sessions
  • Contribute to Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Contribute to IP analytics, opinions and assessments
  • Contribute to IP awareness and training sessions
  • Work proactively with the IP team to identify patentable inventions and technologies. Contribute to business development efforts by identifying potential clients, partners, and opportunities for expanding IP services
  • Conducting internal presentations on case laws and patent drafting and prosecution skills improvement strategies thereof. Willingness to mentor younger team members.
More info: See PDF
Intern – Regulatory Affairs

  • Students pursuing B.Pharm / M.Pharm with interest in Regulatory Affairs
  • Basic knowledge of EU MDR and CE marking preferred.
  • Familiarity with market research methods- online surveys, data analysis, and reading industry reports.
  • Familiarity with MS Excel.
  • Strong communication skills
Exploring EU MDR and its demand in India. Finding out the potential leads for EU MDR 2017/745 services
  • Understand EU MDR 2017/745
  • Survey Indian startups and companies to explore the level of demand, and prepare the list of the organizations aspiring to gain access to the European Medical device market.
  • Connect with these organizations to check if RIFC can assist them to get started with the process to get CE marking.
More info: See PDF
Specialist – Biprocess Engg / Personal Care Products Formulations

  • Degree (UG/ Masters/ PhD) in chemical technology relevant to personal care products
  • Experience formulating at least one personal care product
  • Experience with Cell studies/ pre-clinical testing
Should have experience/interest in the following areas
  • Actives and formulations for personal care products (skin, hair, nails , hygiene etc)
  • Regeneration and repair and nourishment
  • Product characterization, pre-clinical testing/ assays
  • Manufacturing and purification of actives
  • Help operate a program of advancing academic research in technology readiness for licensing
  • Help plan, set-up and operate a pre-clinical testing activity
  • Participate in process standardization, scale-up, optimization activity
  • Carry out hands-on lab work towards productisation
  • Contribute to training, demonstration and transfer of technology
More info: See PDF
Coordinator - Protoshop

  • Degree in instrumentation, Electrical and Electronics (EEE) / Electronics and Communication (EC) / Mechatronics( BSc/MSc /BE/BTech)
  • Minimum of 0-2 years’ experience
  • Comfortable with hand on making and prototyping
  • Facility development and management of prototyping facility
  • Procurement , installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Plan and arrange various training programs and workshops related to prototyping
  • Basic knowledge of PCB design and layout
More info: See PDF
Asst Manager / Manager | Bio-Incubation

  • MTech/ME or PhD in Bio sciences or engineering
  • MBA or equivalent will be a plus
  • 2-8 years of Work experience in an incubator environment or an early stage investor or technology transfer office
  • Work experience in CXO level or founder roles in entrepreneurial ventures with fundraising experience will be a plus
  • Serve as in-house mentor for biotech/biomed startups
  • Advise startup founders on business plans, technology development strategy, regulatory requirements, fundraising etc
  • Interface with BIRAC and other such funding agencies as well as relevant industry bodies
  • Organize events relevant to biotech/ biomed startups and industry
  • Underatake talking and teaching assignments relating to creating and nurturing bio-enterprises
  • Coordinate or contribute to operating ecosystem development or accelerator projects
  • Scout and identify startups suitable for incubation
  • Any other activities needed to support the incubation program and ecosystem development efforts
More info: See PDF
Executive – Intellectual Property Services

  • Foundational degree in Biology / Microbiology / Biotech or related disciplines in sciences and engineering.
  • Experience of 2-5 years.
  • Preference will be given to registered Patent agents.
Employment status – Full Time
  • Engage with clients and partners requiring IP related services
  • Contribute to IP drafting and filing
  • Contribute to IP analytics, opinions and assessments
  • Contribute to IP awareness and training sessions
  • Contribute to interactions with academia and industry in offering other IP related services, agreements, etc
  • Contribute to preparing and maintaining mailing lists
  • Willingness to contribute to business development efforts for IP services
More info: See PDF
Sr. Executive Purchase and Assets

JOB CODE: VC/Admin/03
  • Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years
  • Graduation in any discipline.
  • Strong interest and skills in hands-on management of purchase/assets/stores
Employment status – Full Time

  • Develop a procurement strategy to reduce and contain costs; ensure that it is aligned with organizational objectives;
  • Monitor and enforce the company's procurement policies and procedures;
  • Plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies; after understanding requirements of each team;
  • Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed and as per communications from each team;
  • Evaluate and help select suppliers; Negotiate contracts; ensure excellent supplier performance;
  • Prepare budgets, cost analyses and reports;
  • Assist with the procurement process through the GEM portal. Understand the requirements of the portal and ensure Venture Center complies with the terms and conditions
Stores management:
  • Manage inventories and maintain accurate records;
  • Conduct periodic checks to ensure physical vs book quantities of items match. Report discrepancies if any
  • Ensure proper storage, issue, returns of stock of items
Assets management:
  • Streamline the assets management process, including, procurement, disposal, transfer, tagging, physical verification and maintenance
  • Ensure proper systems are in place for the accurate tracking of existing fixed assets and manage the periodic physical verification review process. Report discrepancies, if any
  • Ensure proper control and procedures for receiving / inspection and dispatch/ transfer of assets

  • More info: See PDF
    Specialist - SPR

    • PhD or Masters degree in life sciences/ Chemistry/ Bioprocess/ Engineering discipline with 3+ years of hands on experience in performing biomolecular interaction analyses using SPR
    • Candidates with experience in a service oriented set up are preferred
    • Though focus is on protein-protein interactions, having experience in protein-small molecule interaction analysis is a plus
    • Additional skills in characterization of biotherapeutics using binding assays (ELISA, etc) and biochemical and cell-based assays in 96 & 384 well microplate format is a plus.
    • Good communication, presentation and organizational skills are essential
    • Employment status - Full Time
    • Perform biomolecular interaction analyses of samples submitted by customers using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) which includes sample preparation, method optimization, data interpretation and report generation
    • Take responsibility of preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs), operation and maintenance of the equipment, and maintenance of inventory of reagents and supplies
    • Assist in pre-sales support through interaction with the prospective customers, understanding the requirements and preparation of proposals and post-sale customer support
    More info: See PDF
    Advisor for regulatory submissions with regard to Biopharma/QA

    JOB CODE: VC/QA/01
    • Relevant education
    • Experience in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma
    • Experience in QA in biopharma
    • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
    • He/she will be responsible for planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma and QA.
    • Assists biopharma innovators in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions
    • Support QA activities for Center for Bio Pharma Analysis (CBA)
    • For more info visit
    More info: See PDF
    Head- Technology Transfer Office

    JOB CODE: TT02
    • Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, science, or engineering
    • Minimum of Five year experience and proven track record driving innovation in a well-regarded corporate, consulting, or academic environment
    • Experience promoting technological transfer, innovation, and translational research of intellectual property
    • Experience developing and overseeing strategic plans to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in a complex organization
    • Business knowledge and negotiation skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication; strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; discretion and independent judgment
    • Knowledge of academic research methods
    • Professional certification/ qualifications in IP, business laws, academic tech transfer or technology licensing would be a plus
    • Location: Pune, Flexible
    In this role, the candidate will be responsible for business development including generating revenue, prioritizing portfolio of work, setting targets, pacing the team, engaging with and reporting to stakeholders and mentoring team members. The nature of tech transfer activities envisaged is similar to academic tech transfer offices (see for ex:
    • Provide leadership for the and the TTO Hub project (Supported by NBM)
    • Recruit and manage a team of 10-15 team members
    • Take responsibility for delivering the commitments under TTO hub project
    • Design, Initiate, operate program relating to innovation management and technology venturing including:
      • Technology marketing
      • Tech transfer – Deal structuring, valuation, negotiations
      • Spin off and new venture creation
      • IP protection
      • Policies, institutional mechanisms and office support for R&D organisations for innovation management
      • Industry – Academia technology partnerships, research and contract management
      • Technology scouting and open Innovation
      • Awareness programs and trainings
    • Undertake other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the director
    More info: See PDF
    Tech transfer Trainee –

    JOB CODE: TT01
    • Should have a sound knowledge of IPR and related aspects
    • Ideal candidate will have a formal training in science stream (Graduate or post graduate)
    • Should have strong basic training in sciences; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology, visualize them and assess them
    • Will be expected to be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and efficiently deliver project goals.
    • Good communication skills especially in context of the proposed training programs.
    • Skills required: Ability to assimilate and understand scientific and technology disclosures
    • Technical and scientific information support: Contribute to building dedicated resources in academic and R&D institutions.
    • Identifying tech partners in academic/R&D organizations
    • Working closely with the faculties, management of R & D organization & Industry
    • Technology sourcing, patentability assessment
    • Promoting awareness of the importance of IP and other commercial issues in organization research

    B) Jobs on assignment basis

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

    • For science graduates with interest in law/ government regulation
    • Compile and document various regulations related to technology products. Develop algorithmic flowcharts and develop a wiki equivalent of the same.
    • Duration: 2 months

    2) Fellowships & internship: From time to time, Venture Center announces fellowships & internship opportunities for young people with science, engineering, intellectual property and/or management backgrounds through our website and also newspapers. Please see our announcements section for such announcements. Those very keen on such opportunities, can write to us at of such opportunities at any time.

    C) Fellowships positions

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
    RK Lagu Fellowships

    See : RajendraLagu Fellowships for Technology Immersion See : /rlf/
    For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience with Venture Center startups.
    Visvesvaraya Fellowship

    See : Visvesvaraya Fellowships for Engineering Students & Young Engineers See : fellowships/vf/
    For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience in technology development and commercialization with an NCL scientist.
    Previous fellowship/ internship opportunities at the Venture Center: SIIP Fellowships

    If any particular type of fellowship/ internship opportunities interest you, feel free to write to us with your resume - we will inform you of any new similar opportunity.

    D) Ongoing internship positions

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
    NCL Research Foundation Technology Commercialization Intern

    • Young engineers/ scientists with entrepreneurial dreams. Highly motivated. Ability to take risks.
    • Good understanding of technology, finance.
    • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
    • Full-time
    • Minimum 8 weeks
    • Paid
    To help create start-up companies based on science-led technology from NCL or to help advance technology closer to the market.
    Mentor: An inventor scientist or Dr V. Premnath
    See: NCL RF Technology Commercialization Internship
    Intern, Regulatory Information and Facilitation Center JOB CODE: RFC1
    • Education/ training in pharma/ biopharma/ biotech/ biomedical engineering
    • Masters candidate ( 2nd year preferred)
    • Strong interest in becoming a regulatory professional
    • Clear communication skills and people management skills
    • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel, WordPress
    • Full-time
    • Unpaid
    • To work closely with RIFC team and experts to help startups formulate their regulatory strategy
    • Collect, archive and document relevant regulatory documents.
    • Learn about medical products and other regulations via live projects.
    • More info:
    • Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate

    E) Short term student internship positions

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

    • Bachelors in Engineering(Preferably Mechanical or Extc)
    • Freshers are encouraged to apply
    • Strong interest in technology development, Entrepreneurship
    • Prior experience in organizing workshops/ hackathons will be desirable
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail,
    Employment status – Internship
    Project: Hackathon for development of technologies for Defence Excellence
    • Support in conceptualising, planning and executing the Hackathon
    • Engage with mentors and participants from time to time
    • Design the publicity and promotion plan for the Hackathon
    • Arrange for consumables, tools, materials
    • Co-ordinate with various stakeholders as and when required.
    • Provide technology support during the hackathon
    More info: See PDF
    Short term Intern

    • Young engineers/ scientists - recent graduates or in training
    • Good understanding of technology, finance.
    • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
    • Minimum 8 weeks
    • Full-time
    • Paid/ unpaid
    Work closely with selected inventors in technology development and commercialization
    Short term Intern

    • Students from Technology policy/ Economics/ Management
    • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
    • Minimum 8 weeks
    • Full-time
    • Paid/ unpaid
    Early stage venture financing landscape of India: Landscape and insights for policy (Build on http://funding.venturecenter
    Short term Intern

    • Students from Engineering with interest and experience in Makerspaces
    • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
    • Minimum 8 weeks
    • Full-time
    • Paid/ unpaid
    Design, conduct and institutionalize prototyping (electronics, optics, coding, mechanical) workshops for school children and convey the excitement of inventions and model making. (Build on

    3) Training & volunteering opportunities: From time to time, the Venture Center announces/offers training and volunteering opportunities for persons with backgrounds in science/engineering, business/ management and/ or intellectual property law. Occasionally training opportunities are announced in other areas as well. If interested, please write to us

    F) Trainee positions

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
    Trainee- Analytical Services

    JOB CODE: LAB/02
    • Qualification: M.Sc. (Biotech/Chemistry) / M. Tech. (Chemical/Biotech) 2nd year Candidates
    • Interest in engaging with industries/ start-ups etc in a service mode
    • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, persistence, and resilience
    • Following Good Laboratory Practices & EHS policies in the operations of the lab
    • Assist in performing analysis of samples by various analytical techniques- Thermal Analysis, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, Mechanical Testing (List of Analytical Facilities & Services at EDC: /analytical/home /services/)
    • Maintaining and revising SOPs
    • Maintaining all lab records ( Lab Books, Log books , Calibration records, Equipment Booking Calendars, AMC schedules)
    • Maintaining Inventory of Spares/Consumables/Chemicals
    • Assist in Technical Workshops especially those with Hands-on sessions
    • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques.
    More info: See PDF
    Trainee - Lab

    • BSc/ MSc (Analytical Chemistry); BSc/ MSc (Biology)
    • Prior laboratory experience and experience with analytical instruments will be a plus.
    • Full time
    • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques. To contribute to laboratory projects, initiatives and events. To work closely with Lab Managers and Scientific Advisors to operate projects and resource centers.

    More information:

    G) Volunteering Opportunities

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

    • Passion
    • Specialist skills
    • Can work independently

    Associating with volunteers does require a certain level of in-kind commitment of resources from Venture Center. In this context, Venture Center can accommodate only a few volunteers at any given time.
    Volunteering opportunities exist in:
    • Planning and executing events of interest to the ecosystem.
    • Develop databases and useful resources for mentoring entrepreneurs.

    Venture Center is a non-profit and a charitable organization. More information:

    H) Continuing requirements:

    Besides this, Venture Center is continuously looking for suitable candidates for full-time managerial roles relating to technology commercialization, government funded schemes for innovators and general business development (needs science or engineering backgrounds) The above positions will be filled up only if suitable candidates are found.

    How to apply: Applications are received online. Please apply here
    If you have any doubts or queries, write via email to your questions.

    General requirements and expectations from Venture Center employees:
    • Venture Center is a non-profit organization with aims to benefit society by promoting entrepreneursstart-ups. Thus, Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
    • A strong feature of Venture Center jobs is the rich learning environment and opportunity provided to employees to experiment, take initiative and be creative. The work of most employees has visible impact which can be satisfying. All employees benefit from access to high quality facilities and work environments. Compensation packages can be flexible but are often conservative due to Venture Center's non-profit status.
    • General requirements include: a) strong ethical standards and work ethics, b) comfort with computers, computer applications and internet, c) strong communication skills - spoken and written.
    • Venture Center's working hours are 9am - 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) and are designed to keep operations of Venture Center convenient for the start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors and others that the organization serves. Managers in certain functions are provided the opportunity to avail of flexible hours. All jobs are located at Pune, Maharashtra, India.

    About Venture Center:
    The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is the trademark of Entrepreneurship Development Center, a not-for-profit company, based in Pune. For more information, go to

    The Venture Center also provides challenging learning and growth opportunities for employees, consultants, trainees/interns and volunteers/ honorary staff. (Statistics as of 31 May 2022):

    HR summary by Type of Engagement
    (as of 1st June 2021)

    Type of engagement Number
    Regular employees 45
    Consultants 10
    NCL RF interns, SIIP Fellowship, Dr. Lagu Fellowship, Visvesvaraya Fellowship, other Interns 04
    Volunteers, Sr. Fellows 01
    TOTAL 60

    HR summary by Gender
    (as of May 31, 2022)
    Gender Number
    Female 41
    Male 15
    TOTAL 56

    HR summary by Roles
    (as of May 31, 2022)
    Roles Number
    Leadership 13
    Operational 43
    Interns/ Fellows00
    TOTAL 56

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