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Intox  - Venture Center CSR Collaboration


Venture Center and Intox have teamed up to support Funding Database for innovators and inventive entrepreneurs in India

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility activities Intox has provided funding to perform a landscape analysis of the funding and financing programs/mechanisms available in India for supporting technology-based innovations and start-ups that grow out of them. This collaboration was launched in F.Y. 2019-20.

THEME / MISSION :  Start-up India Mission

CSR PARTNER : Intox Pvt. Ltd.




Venture Center will create a publicly available and open access database of all funding options available in India.  This funding database is an effort to provide a “prototype and demonstration version” of a one-stop platform of various funding opportunities available to innovators and start-ups in India. The funding database emphasizes support available for innovation-based technology or innovation-based enterprises (

Innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups are constantly seeking for new avenues for funding/financing. Inspite of the presence of several databases related to funding/finance options available to technology-based start-ups, a landscape analysis report is currently not available to our knowledge. Funding this database will help Venture Center dedicate resources for this project including research of info, interviews, updating database, writing up policy papers on the innovation landscape and recommending actions to the government, popularizing the database and giving visibility, operating a strong funding advisory and referral activity.

The report generated through this will greatly benefit both current and future entrepreneurs/start-ups in understand the available resources which they can harness for supporting their technology - based innovations. The report will also identify major funders, programs, areas of investment, types of investors, geographical preferences and sizes of the funding/investment that might be willing to deploy. The report shall also analyze the requirements, strategies and expectations of funding agencies, investors and donors, as collected from information available in the public domain. We also plan to provide both data and analytical maps for understanding the current trends and patterns in funding scenario for early stage innovations.





Intox Pvt. Ltd. is a  Contract Research Organization (CRO) performing a wide range of studies, including Toxicological, Mutagenicity, Ecotoxicological and Chemical, for Pharmaceutical, Crop Protection / Agrochemical, Biotechnological, Chemical and Medical devices industries which wish to obtain National and International registration of their new products, with the respective Governmental regulatory authorities.  INTOX is one of the most trusted names in safety assessment, with its GLP compliance been endorsed by regulators from India and Europe. With a mission to provide high quality, reliable research and testing services in the field of product safety assessment to clients throughout the world, INTOX was founded in India in year 1995 by a dedicated group of qualified and experienced toxicologists.


Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) - a CSIR initiative - is a Section 25 company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. 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 a technology business incubator approved by the Department of Science & Technology's National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (DST-NSTEDB). Venture Center's focuses on technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.



Ms. Amruta Gore | Assistant Manager – Impact Projects
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