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NCL Research Foundation
Technology Commercialization Internship Program

The National Chemical Laboratory Research Foundation (NCL-RF), in partnership with Entrepreneurship Development Center('Venture Center') is offering a unique opportunity for qualified individuals to build their understanding of early stage technology commercialization.

Through a 6 month mentored internship program, candidates get exposure to various aspects of technology commercialization; including technology due diligence, IPR issues, market research, commercialization options, formation & operation of a high-tech start-up; detailed financial analysis, business planning, fund raising, etc. Given that such combination of technology and business expertise is relatively rare across India, interns who graduate from this program will have gained highly employable skills that are crucial for a variety of high-growth, knowledge-intensive sectors in India.

Designation: NCLRF Technology Commercialization Intern
Call opens: All year long

Specific Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity to develop skills related to technology commercialization
  • Provide hands-on experience in assessing & commercializing technologies developed at NCL
  • Create & manage two events related to technology commercialization
  • Create, strengthen and maintain resources and database that are important aspects of the innovation ecosystem.

Eligibility Criteria


  • A candidate with B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech academic background. Should be a self-motivated, hands-on engineer with creative thinking ability
  • Aptitude for technology business development and entrepreneurship
  • Must be willing to relocate to Pune (if needed)
  • Must commit to 6 months of full-time participation in the program. [Note: Venture Center working hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday.]

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About NCL RF

The National Chemical Laboratory Research Foundation (NCL-RF), a non-profit organization was established in August 1990 with a mission to promote excellence in science and technology and build an environment in which everyone in NCL strives to improve their scientific, technical, and R&D support skills and reach higher goals in research and development activity. It aims at bringing creative research, knowledgebase and innovative technologies into clear focus what NCL considers important for the furtherance of the goals in science and technology. The primary aim of the foundation is to motivate and recognize the high level of team and individual efforts of scientists, engineers, technologists, research students and support staff at NCL for their contributions in "Advancement of knowledge and in applying chemical science for good of the people" by way of scientific research and innovations.

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center ('Venture Center') is a Section 25 not-for-profit Company established under the Companies Act 1956. Venture Center was especially formed to implement a joint technology business incubator project of Department of Science & Technology - National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (DST-NSTEDB) and National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) (constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The main object of Venture Center is to nucleate, nurture, support, create, guide in establishing and accelerate the creation of science and technology-based, knowledge-based research and technology development-intensive commercial and social enterprises, aiming to deliver innovative products and services for the benefit of the economy and society.

Past Intern(s)

Vidula Walimbe : (16 February, 2015 - 31 March 2020)
M.Sc (Botany) - Pune University
Patent Law - NALSAR University - Hyderabad
Human Resource Management - Symbiosis Institute
B.Sc (Botany) - Pune University
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Satej Joshi : (18 October, 2018 - Till Date)
B.Tech (Fibres and Textiles Processing Technology, ICT Mumbai) (2018)
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Ashutosh Prachand : (10 September 2013 - 31 March 2015)
PG Diploma in Patents Law (NALSAR) 2014
PG Diploma in Biotechnology Management (MITCON) : 2012
B.Sc Biotechnology: DY Patil Arts, Science & Commerce College (University of Pune) : 2010
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Yashika Khater : (1 September, 2014 - 28 February 2015)
B.Tech Biotechnology (SRM University, Chennai), 2013
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Sagar Jadhav : (10 September 2013 - 31 January 2015)
Pursuing LLB from University of Pune
Pursuing IPR Management from NMIMS (IIPS)
M.Sc Geoinformatics, Pune University (2012)
B.Sc Chemistry, Pune University (2009)
Ruchita Singh (21 April, 2014 - 18 October 2014)
M.Sc (Biochemistry), from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal , in 2001
B.Sc(Hons) (Micribiology), Delhi University, in 1998
Pursuing PGD in Patents Law from NALSARPro, Hyd, 2013-2014.
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Sachin Dubey (1st Dec 2012 - 30 August 2013)
M.Tech in Nano technology from University of Rajasthan,Jaipur.
Current Engagement : Started own venture "Module Innovations Pvt. Ltd."
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Usman Khan (1st Dec 2012 - 30 August 2013)
M.Tech in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics from University of Rajasthan,Jaipur.
Current Engagement : Started own venture "Module Innovations Pvt. Ltd."
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Carolin Dennis (16 May 2012 - Sept 2012)
B.Sc. Zoology Fergusson College (University of Pune) 2007
Diploma In Human Rights, BVP New Law College, Pune (Bharati Vidyapeeth)
LL.B. BVP New Law College, Pune (Bharati Vidyapeeth University) 2010
LL.M. Department of Law (University of Pune) 2012
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Madhu Smitha Kode (24 Sept 2012 - Till date)
M.Sc. Bioengineering (University of Illinois, Chicago) 2009
B. Tech Chemical engineering (Anna University) 2006
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Uma Patil (2 July 2012 - Aug 2012)
MBA in Biotechnology from University of Pune
PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and Law from University of Pune
B.Sc in Biotechnology from University of Pune. Next job after internship: Joined EDC as an Associate Tech Markeeting
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Radhika Naik Deshpande, Science Communicator(16 July 2012 - Sept 2012)
PhD – Nuclear Chemistry (Oregon State University, USA) 2007
MSc – Inorganic Chemistry (Mumbai University – Institute of Science) 2002
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Ashish Jangale (2 July 2012 - Aug 2012)
B.E in Mechanical from Govt of Engineering
MS from Michigan Technological University
Next job after internship: Doing MBA from INSEAD France
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Amruta Tirmale (Feb 2011 - Feb 2012)
M.Tech (Biotechnology) (UoP)
Next job after internship: Venture Center as Associate Bioincubator
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Devanshi Patel (May 2011 - Aug 2011)
Master of Biotechnology (University of Queensland, Australia)
Next job after internship: NCL Innovations as Scientist Fellow
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Piyush Joshi (July 2009 - July 2010)
BE(MIT Pune)
Next job after internship: Venture Center as PoC Project Manager
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Meghna Panda (July 2009 - February 2010)
Next job after internship: Amarchand Mangaldas
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