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FY 2010-11

·          5 Jan 2011:Science communication workshop – Blog entry

·          4 Jan 2011:Industry visit to Praj Matrix – Blog entry| Report

 

FY 2009-10

·          1 April 2009: ……

 

FY 2008-09

·          NCL Innovations facilitated the participation of 18 students from NCL in the CSIR’s Fifth Technology Led Entrepreneurship Program (TLEP) run by IIM-Bangalore at IICT-Hyderabad during 2-28 June 2008. NCL’s contingent was the largest in the Program.  NCL Innovations again actively promoted the TLEP Program in early 2009 to send 15 applications from NCL for the 6th TLEP scheduled for 1-26 June 2009.

 

·          NCL students also participated and got short-listed in national level business plan competitions during 2008-2009. NCL Innovations staff guided students in the preparation of the business plans and presentations to the extent possible.

 

Competition

Business plan topic

Team

Stage reached

Power of Ideas, Business Plan Competition by Economic Times (Jan-June 2009)

Nutraceuticals - To reduce risk of old-age neurodegenerative diseases

Sarvesh Kumar Soni

 

First short-list and Elevator Pitch.

 

·          7 Feb 2009: The Venture Center worked with NCL Technology and Entrepreneurship Club to facilitate the participation of a team of 17 students from NCL in the E-Summit at IIT-Bombay.

·          3 Dec 2008: Young entrepreneur, Kranthi Kiran Vistakula (CEO, Dhama Apparel Innovation Pvt. Ltd.) spoke about and gave a demonstration of his technology innovation in the ‘Evening with Entrepreneur’ series of the NCL Technology and Entrepreneurs Club. Kranthi was a first prize winner of the India Innovation Pioneers Challenge 2008, gold medalist at the Lockheed Martin Innovators Competition 2008 and a winner of the MIT IK Business Plan Competition 2005.

·          1 Feb 2009: Rakesh Singh took over from Sarvesh Soni as the President of NCL-TEC.

·          1 Sep 2008 – 27 Feb 2009: The Venture Center along with NCL Technology and Entrepreneurship Club organized Concepto 2008 – A Technology Idea Competition – which was open to NCL and IISER students. The prizes were distributed to prize winners on the National Science day on 27 Feb 2009. As preparation for this competition, two mentoring sessions were arranged wherein NCL technologists shared their real-world experiences developing and commercializing technology. Dr MG Kulkarni, Dr Prakash Wadgaonkar and Dr Vidya Gupta spoke at the first mentoring session on 20 Oct 2008. Dr D Srinivas, Mr Sanjay Nene and Dr V Premnath spoke at the second mentoring session on 7 Nov 2008. The NCL Research Foundation (NCL-RF) agreed to support prizes for Concepto 2008 – Technology Idea Competition. NCL-RF agreed to give prizes to the extent of Rs 70,000. Prizes worth Rs 12500 were eventually distributed.

·          1 August 2008: Mr. Sarvesh Soni took over from Mr Elangovan Mani as President of NCL-TEC.

·          22-23 Aug 2008: NCL Technology and Entrepreneurship Club co-organized (along with GMCC and Indian Patent Office) a 2-day workshop on Intellectual Property and Patenting. NCL-TEC arranged for waiver of registration fee for 15 NCL students. Participants received certificates of participation from the Indian Patent Office.

·          18 June 2008: Prof George Whitesides (Harvard University) spoke on “Commercializing New Science” at a talk organized by NCL technology and Entrepreneurship Club.

·          7-8 May 2008: The NCL Technology and Entrepreneurship Club organized 2 lectures on Intellectual Property and Patent Law/Procedures by Mrs Srividya Ravi (Gnanlex Hermeutics).

 

FY 2007-08

·          During the year, NCL Innovations actively promoted CSIR’s Technology Led Entrepreneurship Program (TLEP) run by IIM-Bangalore amongst the student community. Consequently, NCL students subscribed to the 2008 TLEP Technology Led Entrepreneurship Program in large numbers (with 21 candidates applying from NCL).

 

·          NCL students also participated and got short-listed in national level business plan competitions during 2007-2008. NCL Innovations staff guided students in the preparation of the business plans and presentations.

 

Competition

Business plan topic

Team

Stage reached

Indo-UK YES Biotechnology Competition. Organized by DBT, FCO (UK), UKTI (UK), TiE, ABLE.

To develop visible markers for Gentically Engineered foods

Rakesh Singh, Elangovan Mani, Nagaraj M. Gowda, Ashwini Poopal, Sameer Srivastava

Final round

Indo-UK YES Biotechnology Competition. Organized by DBT, FCO (UK), UKTI (UK), TiE, ABLE.

Enzymatic production of novel metal ion chelators from agricultural residues for neuro degenerative disorders therapy

Sarvesh Kumar Soni, Sunil Kumar Gotwal, Arshad Khan, Abhishek Mishra, Dilip Depen

Final round

India Innovation Pioneers Challenge (IIPC 2007-08). Organized by DST, IUSSTF

Nutraceuticals from agricultural residues

Sarvesh Kumar Soni, Dilip Depen

Final round

 

 

·          10 Feb 2008: A team from NCL (organized by NCL-TEC) attended the Entrepreneurship Summit at IIT-Bombay on 10 Feb 2008. 

 

·          9 Jan 2008: NCL-TEC began its operations with fervor. NCL-TEC organized a well attended talk by Prof David Secher (ex-Head of Research Services Division at University of Cambridge, Currently CEO of Praxis) on the topic of Technology Transfer on 9 Jan 2008. NCL-TEC organized a talk by Prof David Secher on 9 Jan 2008. Prof Secher spoke on “Technology transfer – Some trends in the UK and USA”

 

·          Jan-Feb 2008: NCL-TEC adopted a formal constitution and created a 7-member founding management team led by Elangovan Mani as the President. The NCL-TEC management team put together a budget and a fund raising document. NCL-TEC is currently running a blog and a mailing list.