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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundational degree in engineering - B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech
Experience of 1-5 years
Preference will be given to registered Patent agents.
Attending Inventor Meetings/Ideation Sessions
Contribute to Patent Drafting and Prosecution
Contribute to IP analytics, opinions and assessments
Contribute to IP awareness and training sessions
Work proactively with the IP team to identify patentable inventions and technologies. Contribute to business development efforts by identifying potential clients, partners, and opportunities for expanding IP services
Conducting internal presentations on case laws and patent drafting and prosecution skills improvement strategies thereof. Willingness to mentor younger team members.
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
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
qualifications in IP, business laws,
academic tech transfer or
technology licensing would be a plus
Location: Pune, Flexible
In this role, the candidate will be
responsible for business development
including generating revenue, prioritizing
portfolio of work, setting targets, pacing the
team, engaging with and reporting to
stakeholders and mentoring team members.
The nature of tech transfer activities
envisaged is similar to academic tech
transfer offices (see for ex:
Provide leadership for the TechEx.in 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:
Tech transfer – Deal structuring, valuation, negotiations
Spin off and new venture creation
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
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
Requirements and preferences
JOB CODE: AST2
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 email@example.com of such opportunities at any time.
Students from Engineering with interest and experience in Makerspaces
Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
Minimum 8 weeks
Design, conduct and institutionalize prototyping (electronics, optics, coding, mechanical) workshops for school children and convey the excitement of inventions and model making.
(Build on http://tinkeringlab.co.in)
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
Requirements and preferences
Trainee- Analytical Services
JOB CODE: LAB/02
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
Prior laboratory experience and experience with analytical instruments will be a plus.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.venturecenter.co.in
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
NCL RF interns, SIIP Fellowship, Dr. Lagu Fellowship,
Visvesvaraya Fellowship, other Interns
Volunteers, Sr. Fellows
HR summary by Gender
(as of May 31, 2022)
HR summary by Roles
(as of May 31, 2022)
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