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Projects

The Venture Center is currently running the following projects:

Project/ Program Goals Funding/ Supporting partners
Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Project (1 April 2008 31 March 2013) To set up a world-class business incubator for technology ideas emphasizing materials science centric product technologies. National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Venture Center Library (1 April 2008 31 March 2009) To set up a library with a focus on entrepreneurship, market and industry research, intellectual property and technology commercialization. National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
NCL-TEC (Ongoing) Student-driven club focused on technology and entrepreneurship. Donors
Exciting Science Popular talks for school children and training programs for industry professionals, technology transfer/IP professionals and entrepreneurs.
  • NCL
  • IISER
  • Donors
NIP Maintenance Maintenance of NCL Innovation Park
  • NCL
  • Venture Center
  • IISER
TDB Seed Support Scheme

(Project management)
To provide a technology driven startup with the much-needed early stage financial support for deserving ideas/technologies requiring up-scaling and related work. Technology Development Board (TDB)
NSTEDB Seed Support Scheme

(Project management)
To provide a technology driven startup with the much-needed early stage financial support for deserving ideas/technologies requiring up-scaling and related work. National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)
MSME Support Grant

(Project management)
To help MSMEs pursue development & commercialization of technology innovations. Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)
MSME IP Facilitation Center

(Project management)
To help MSMEs with various aspects of intellectual property: landscaping, creation, protection, commercialization. Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME)
NCLRF Tech Commercialization Internship To learn and implement various aspects of technology commercialization; including technology due diligence, IPR issues, market research, commercialization options, formation & operation of a high-tech start-up NCL Research Foundation
Accelerated Commercialization of Technology and InnoVation (ACTIV) workshops To equip scientists and researchers, technology entrepreneurs, managers and key staff members of Business Incubators and STEPs with key skills and practical insights to help take technology based ideas to market.
  • National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • British High Commission
  • UK-India Business Council
Proof of Concept Fund

(Project management)
To translate scientific competencies of R&D institutions into commercially viable products by bridging the funding gap for the proof-of-concept stage of technology development; furthermore, to drive commercialization primarily via new ventures (spin-offs) by engaging with potential/existing entrepreneurs. National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP)

(Project management)
To provide grants, technical guidance and mentoring to independent innovators to emerge as entrepreneurs by incubating their idea and enterprise. Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
CII Biotech Resource Center A resource center serving biotechnology entrepreneurs, professionals, start-up companies and the biotechnology industry at-large that aims to make available information, services, resources and programs.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Maharashtra
  • Government of Maharashtra
Bioincubator

(Project management)
To nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises leveraging knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, biomedical engineering, renewable fuels, bioinformatics, bio-medical services and related disciplines. BioIncubator Support Scheme (BISS) of DBT-BIRAC
Technology Refinement and Marketing Programme (TREMAP)

(Project management)
To provide opportunities for an early assessment of innovative technologies by identifying their market potential and to provide the required support (marketing, operational and financial support) towards its commercialization. Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), DST