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1) Employment and Consulting opportunities: The Venture Center offers challenging employment and consulting opportunities for people who can identify with Venture Center's goals and mission. Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
We also welcome applications for specialized functions relating to incubation/investment/innovation management/support functions all through the year. For enquiries related to this you can email us at

Current Openings at Venture Center

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A) Regular positions, full-time

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Engineer – Product Design & Prototyping

  • Qualification: BE/BTech Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Skills required:2D and 3D Modeling (Catia V5/Solidworks/NX10),
  • Skills with added advantage: CNC Programming (2D/3D Programming for FANUC Controller and Haas Controller), 3D Printing, Matlab, Simulink, C Language, Java
  • 3D Modeling/2D drafting for POC/Prototype/ Product
  • 1-D Simulation using Matlab and Simulink
  • Perform design reviews
  • Transferring 2D/3D designs to the part by identifying tools, determining speeds, feed and writing the part program for CNC (2D + 3D Programming using SolidWorks CAM)
  • CNC Machine handling from set up to operation, producing quality parts and producing tools specific to engineering drawing and client standards.
  • Ability to translate concept/idea into
    • Mechanical documents and engineering drawings.
    • Engineering drawings and requirements into dimensions for production.
    • Requirements to programs mills and lathes by
      • Entering instructions, including zero and reference points
      • Setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches
      • Calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry
      • Proving part programs.
  • Planning machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters. Interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances, cutting tool selection and assembly.
  • Working with CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) programs
  • Identifying and Communicate logistics issues that arise in the process of creating a part.
  • In depth knowledge of the latest equipment and techniques emerging in the industry.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Experience in plastic injection moulding machine will be considered as advantage. This involves setting up and operating injection-moulding machines to cast products

More info: See PDF
Front Desk Executive

JOB CODE: VC/Admin/01
  • Minimum experience of 1 to 3 years in the administrative role performing similar tasks
  • Graduation in any discipline. Certification in Office Management is a plus
  • Interest in engaging with entrepreneurs, students, visitors etc
  • Strong interest and skills in hands-on management of the front desk.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail,
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
Employment status – Full Time
  • Create a warm and welcoming front desk space for all our residents, team members, guests and visitors
  • Manage the front desk, handle enquiries, answer all incoming calls, re-direct calls as appropriate and take adequate messages
  • Greet, assist and/or direct visitors as appropriate
  • Operate address service. Collect courier on behalf of Venture Center and incubatees.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation for in-person and virtual meetings, conferences and conference calls as required
  • Contribute to preparing and maintaining mailing lists
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for team members and guests visiting VC
  • Contribute to running and managing the cafeteria on campus
  • Maintain and update soft board for residential clients and address service; also labelling their location as applicable.
  • Contribute to updating assets and key databases as required
  • Support HR and admin activities as required
More info: See PDF
Specialist - SPR

  • PhD or Masters degree in life sciences/ Chemistry/ Bioprocess/ Engineering discipline with 3+ years of hands on experience in performing biomolecular interaction analyses using SPR
  • Candidates with experience in a service oriented set up are preferred
  • Though focus is on protein-protein interactions, having experience in protein-small molecule interaction analysis is a plus
  • Additional skills in characterization of biotherapeutics using binding assays (ELISA, etc) and biochemical and cell-based assays in 96 & 384 well microplate format is a plus.
  • Good communication, presentation and organizational skills are essential
  • Employment status - Full Time
  • Perform biomolecular interaction analyses of samples submitted by customers using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) which includes sample preparation, method optimization, data interpretation and report generation
  • Take responsibility of preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs), operation and maintenance of the equipment, and maintenance of inventory of reagents and supplies
  • Assist in pre-sales support through interaction with the prospective customers, understanding the requirements and preparation of proposals and post-sale customer support
More info: See PDF
Advisor for regulatory submissions with regard to Biopharma/QA

  • Relevant education
  • Experience in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma
  • Experience in QA in biopharma
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • He/she will be responsible for planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma and QA.
  • Assists biopharma innovators in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions
  • Support QA activities for Center for Bio Pharma Analysis (CBA)
  • For more info visit
More info: See PDF
Asst Manager / Specialist – Regulatory Services

  • Graduation/ post graduation in any discipline of Science/ engineering/ pharma or equivalent
  • Having at least 4-6 year of experience in QMS processes for medical devices and Certification in QMS or equivalent will be a plus.
  • Exceptional cases of pharma/ biopharma/ medical devices professionals with hands – on experience with regulatory approvals or process will also be considered
  • Designation will be commensurate with background and experience
  • Operate a regulatory advisory service for start ups
  • Develop capabilities and resources to provide guidance for regulatory requirements and certifications for medical devices, food and agriculture products
  • Work closely with experts, regulators etc to offer high quality advice
  • Provide regulatory inputs during the early stage prototype development
  • Undertake projects related to the certification of facilities as required
  • Undertake hands on regulatory support activities by building and operating a versatile clean manufacturing facility for start up
  • Create mechanisms to provide different certification services as and when necessary
  • Assist in Clean Room development and QMS for for the same
  • Maintain and update the RIFC website
  • Conduct workshops and trainings to familiarize start ups/ technology
More info: See PDF
Head- Technology Transfer Office

  • Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, science, or engineering
  • Minimum of Five year experience and proven track record driving innovation in a well-regarded corporate, consulting, or academic environment
  • Experience promoting technological transfer, innovation, and translational research of intellectual property
  • Experience developing and overseeing strategic plans to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in a complex organization
  • Business knowledge and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; discretion and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of academic research methods
  • Location: Pune, Flexible
  • Provide leadership for the and the TTO Hub project (Supported by NBM)
  • Recruit and manage a team of 10-15 team members
  • Take responsibility for delivering the commitments under TTO hub project
  • Design, Initiate, operate program relating to innovation management and technology venturing including:
    • Technology marketing
    • Tech transfer – Deal structuring, valuation, negotiations
    • Spin off and new venture creation
    • IP protection
    • Policies, institutional mechanisms and office support for R&D organisations for innovation management
    • Industry – Academia technology partnerships, research and contract management
    • Technology scouting and open Innovation
    • Awareness programs and trainings
  • Undertake other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the director
Tech transfer Trainee –

  • Should have a sound knowledge of IPR and related aspects
  • Ideal candidate will have a formal training in science stream (Graduate or post graduate)
  • Should have strong basic training in sciences; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology, visualize them and assess them
  • Will be expected to be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and efficiently deliver project goals.
  • Good communication skills especially in context of the proposed training programs.
  • Skills required: Ability to assimilate and understand scientific and technology disclosures
  • Technical and scientific information support: Contribute to building dedicated resources in academic and R&D institutions.
  • Identifying tech partners in academic/R&D organizations
  • Working closely with the faculties, management of R & D organization & Industry
  • Technology sourcing, patentability assessment
  • Promoting awareness of the importance of IP and other commercial issues in organization research

B) Jobs on assignment basis

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

  • For science graduates with interest in law/ government regulation
  • Compile and document various regulations related to technology products. Develop algorithmic flowcharts and develop a wiki equivalent of the same.
  • Duration: 2 months

2) Fellowships & internship: From time to time, Venture Center announces fellowships & internship opportunities for young people with science, engineering, intellectual property and/or management backgrounds through our website and also newspapers. Please see our announcements section for such announcements. Those very keen on such opportunities, can write to us at of such opportunities at any time.

C) Fellowships positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
RK Lagu Fellowships

See : RajendraLagu Fellowships for Technology Immersion See : /rlf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience with Venture Center startups.
Visvesvaraya Fellowship

See : Visvesvaraya Fellowships for Engineering Students & Young Engineers See : fellowships/vf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience in technology development and commercialization with an NCL scientist.
Previous fellowship/ internship opportunities at the Venture Center: SIIP Fellowships

If any particular type of fellowship/ internship opportunities interest you, feel free to write to us with your resume - we will inform you of any new similar opportunity.

D) Ongoing internship positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
NCL Research Foundation Technology Commercialization Intern

  • Young engineers/ scientists with entrepreneurial dreams. Highly motivated. Ability to take risks.
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Full-time
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Paid
To help create start-up companies based on science-led technology from NCL or to help advance technology closer to the market.
Mentor: An inventor scientist or Dr V. Premnath
See: NCL RF Technology Commercialization Internship
Intern, Regulatory Information and Facilitation Center JOB CODE: RFC1
  • Education/ training in pharma/ biopharma/ biotech/ biomedical engineering
  • Masters candidate ( 2nd year preferred)
  • Strong interest in becoming a regulatory professional
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel, WordPress
  • Full-time
  • Unpaid
  • To work closely with RIFC team and experts to help startups formulate their regulatory strategy
  • Collect, archive and document relevant regulatory documents.
  • Learn about medical products and other regulations via live projects.
  • More info:
  • Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate

E) Short term student internship positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

  • Bachelors in Engineering(Preferably Mechanical or Extc)
  • Freshers are encouraged to apply
  • Strong interest in technology development, Entrepreneurship
  • Prior experience in organizing workshops/ hackathons will be desirable
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail,
Employment status – Internship
Project: Hackathon for development of technologies for Defence Excellence
  • Support in conceptualising, planning and executing the Hackathon
  • Engage with mentors and participants from time to time
  • Design the publicity and promotion plan for the Hackathon
  • Arrange for consumables, tools, materials
  • Co-ordinate with various stakeholders as and when required.
  • Provide technology support during the hackathon
More info: See PDF
Short term Intern

  • Young engineers/ scientists - recent graduates or in training
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Work closely with selected inventors in technology development and commercialization
Short term Intern

  • Students from Technology policy/ Economics/ Management
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Early stage venture financing landscape of India: Landscape and insights for policy (Build on http://funding.venturecenter
Short term Intern

  • Students from Engineering with interest and experience in Makerspaces
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Design, conduct and institutionalize prototyping (electronics, optics, coding, mechanical) workshops for school children and convey the excitement of inventions and model making. (Build on

3) Training & volunteering opportunities: From time to time, the Venture Center announces/offers training and volunteering opportunities for persons with backgrounds in science/engineering, business/ management and/ or intellectual property law. Occasionally training opportunities are announced in other areas as well. If interested, please write to us

F) Trainee positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Trainee- Analytical Services

  • Qualification: M.Sc. (Biotech/Chemistry) / M. Tech. (Chemical/Biotech) 2nd year Candidates
  • Interest in engaging with industries/ start-ups etc in a service mode
  • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, persistence, and resilience
  • Following Good Laboratory Practices & EHS policies in the operations of the lab
  • Assist in performing analysis of samples by various analytical techniques- Thermal Analysis, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, Mechanical Testing (List of Analytical Facilities & Services at EDC: /analytical/home /services/)
  • Maintaining and revising SOPs
  • Maintaining all lab records ( Lab Books, Log books , Calibration records, Equipment Booking Calendars, AMC schedules)
  • Maintaining Inventory of Spares/Consumables/Chemicals
  • Assist in Technical Workshops especially those with Hands-on sessions
  • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques.
More info: See PDF
Trainee - Lab

  • BSc/ MSc (Analytical Chemistry); BSc/ MSc (Biology)
  • Prior laboratory experience and experience with analytical instruments will be a plus.
  • Full time
  • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques. To contribute to laboratory projects, initiatives and events. To work closely with Lab Managers and Scientific Advisors to operate projects and resource centers.

More information:

G) Volunteering Opportunities

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities

  • Passion
  • Specialist skills
  • Can work independently

Associating with volunteers does require a certain level of in-kind commitment of resources from Venture Center. In this context, Venture Center can accommodate only a few volunteers at any given time.
Volunteering opportunities exist in:
  • Planning and executing events of interest to the ecosystem.
  • Develop databases and useful resources for mentoring entrepreneurs.

Venture Center is a non-profit and a charitable organization. More information:

H) Continuing requirements:

Besides this, Venture Center is continuously looking for suitable candidates for full-time managerial roles relating to technology commercialization, government funded schemes for innovators and general business development (needs science or engineering backgrounds) The above positions will be filled up only if suitable candidates are found.

How to apply: Applications are received online. Please apply here
If you have any doubts or queries, write via email to your questions.

General requirements and expectations from Venture Center employees:
  • Venture Center is a non-profit organization with aims to benefit society by promoting entrepreneursstart-ups. Thus, Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
  • A strong feature of Venture Center jobs is the rich learning environment and opportunity provided to employees to experiment, take initiative and be creative. The work of most employees has visible impact which can be satisfying. All employees benefit from access to high quality facilities and work environments. Compensation packages can be flexible but are often conservative due to Venture Center's non-profit status.
  • General requirements include: a) strong ethical standards and work ethics, b) comfort with computers, computer applications and internet, c) strong communication skills - spoken and written.
  • Venture Center's working hours are 9am - 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) and are designed to keep operations of Venture Center convenient for the start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors and others that the organization serves. Managers in certain functions are provided the opportunity to avail of flexible hours. All jobs are located at Pune, Maharashtra, India.

About Venture Center:
The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is the trademark of Entrepreneurship Development Center, a not-for-profit company, based in Pune. For more information, go to

The Venture Center also provides challenging learning and growth opportunities for employees, consultants, trainees/interns and volunteers/ honorary staff. (Statistics as of 31 May 2022):

HR summary by Type of Engagement
(as of 1st June 2021)

Type of engagement Number
Regular employees 45
Consultants 10
NCL RF interns, SIIP Fellowship, Dr. Lagu Fellowship, Visvesvaraya Fellowship, other Interns 04
Volunteers, Sr. Fellows 01

HR summary by Gender
(as of May 31, 2022)
Gender Number
Female 41
Male 15

HR summary by Roles
(as of May 31, 2022)
Roles Number
Leadership 13
Operational 43
Interns/ Fellows00

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