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ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS

The core activities of the Venture Center are:

  • Nucleation of new business by creating the environment and opportunities for know-how providers, entrepreneurs and financiers to meet each other and form business teams
  • Nurturing businesses through their start-up phase by creating and running an efficient business incubator offering not only space but also access to technology support, business mentoring, networks, scientific and information resources, and a generally conducive and supportive environment.
  • Promoting and running an active program for identification, creation, acceleration and translation (into practice) of technology ideas suitable for new venture creation.
  • Run an active program in building (and sharing generously) resources, networks, competencies and special expertise in select areas at the interfaces of technology and innovation, business and entrepreneurship, and government and policy.
Core commercialization programs:

Lab2Mkt program

  • Flagship program of Venture Center that helps technology providers close the gap between a concept and raising finances for a spin-out company. The Lab2Mkt program is supported via the Proof of Concept fund. Through the PoC fund, Venture Center will define, fund and drive PoC projects in partnership with scientists from R&D institutions and (potential) entrepreneurs who seek to join/launch technology spinoffs.

Mining and pre-incubation programs

  • Pre-incorporation interventions by Venture Center for technology and entrepreneurs in the making. Mining for technologies ( TechRx); pre-incubation program ( Ignition Program)

Social entrepreneurship program

  • Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation with significant potential social impact via the INCLUDE program.

BioIncubation program

  • The BioIncubator at Venture Center is supported by DBT-BIRAC and nurtures bio-enterprises via services, facilities, resources, networks and events. More details at the BioIncubator website

For a full map of all activities of Venture Center, please visit the Activities Map

(29 Aug 2018) 8th lecture of the Innovation and Technology Enterprise Lecture Series (ITEL) on Scalable Functional Nanocoatings for Technological and Societal Applications New

(3-4 Aug 2018) Two Days Intensive Workshop on Advanced Thermal Analysis DSC, TGA & DMA (Emphasis on Polymeric Materials) Wave 1 New

(21 July 2018) Book Launch event Let's Talk About Guys, Girls and Sex by Dr. Swati Shome New

(10 Jul 2018) 15th SIL series presents: Collaborating for Global Competitiveness: Insights for Entrepreneurs and Ecosystems by Prof Anil K. Gupta (Founder, Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, GIAN, National Innovation Foundation)

(21 Apr - 29 Sep 2018) Startup 101 Series:A Launch Pad for your Entrepreneurial Journey

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(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

(20 Mar 2018, ToI) 2 city-based startups among 'ET power of Ideas' winners

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(1 Jul 2018) 1Crowd and BIRAC invest in healthcare startup SynThera Biomedical New

(2 May 2018) Pune's Venture Center wins Asian Incubation Award New

(15 Apr 2018, Press Release) Pune's Venture Center to host Government's Regional Bioinnovation Centre

(12 Apr 2018, Press Release) Dr Satya Dash joins the Board of Venture Center

(1 Jan 2018) NIDHI Seed Support Scheme at Venture Center, Pune - Round 1

(1 Jan 2018) Current & recent openings New

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