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Soft Landing Platform

Depending upon the availability of facilities and other resources, Venture Center facilitates larger companies or corporate venturing activities or other science-led activities, on a case-to-case basis by providing support for soft-landing to relocate their R&D operations or technology development activities to Pune city especially those which have significant potential for synergies with National Chemical Laboratory and other research institutions in the region.

Features:

Eligibility:

  • Activities of the company are focused on R&D and technology development. Planned human resources emphasize research personnel.
  • All Soft Landing requests involving existing/established/larger companies can be accepted depending up on the availability of facilities and resources. Venture Center has allotted only 10% of its space to assist entities under Soft Landing Program.

Terms, conditions and pricing:

  • Venture Center services are now offered at a price point of 150% of prices listed for small entrepreneurs and start-ups. (i.e. 50% higher than the listed prices). The premium has been revised to 50% with effect from 1st August 2017 and will be applicable for all existing companies under Soft Landing program currently in Venture Center and the new applicants applying after 1st August 2017.
  • The premium is applicable up-front on services listed below,
    1. Dedicated Lab space
    2. Dedicated full service office space
    3. Hot Desking service
    Note: Currently the Bio-Starter package service as a part of dedicated lab space is not available to the companies under Soft program.
  • Discounts: No discounts will be applicable on any of the Venture Center services under Soft Landing program
    (http://www.venturecenter.co.in/service_offerings.php).
  • Payment:
    • An advance payment needs to be made for all the services. The duration of advance payment depends on the service requested.
    • Demand draft or local/ at-par cheque in the name of "Entrepreneurship Development Center" or direct deposit into the Venture Center's bank account. Online bank transfer options available. Bank details available here.

Process of applying:

  • Kindly read the Terms and Conditions
  • Please contact the Venture Center staff for preliminary discussions. This allows Venture Center staff to understand your needs and propose possible options

    Manager- Incubator
    Venture Center
    100 NCL Innovation Park
    Dr Homi Bhabha (Pashan) Road
    Pune - 411008
    Phone: +91-20-2586-5875/76/77
    Email: managerincubator@venturecenter.co.in

  • Use this Application Form to apply
  • Companies have to apply for each programs of interest separately
  • Submit the application in person or by post or send scanned copy by email to the above address.
  • The Venture Center staff has to table the request to the Incubator facilities and services oversight committee for approval before responding.
  • The decision of Venture Center management shall be final regarding acceptance into the program.

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