Venture Center

Our soft landing program offers customized support for large companies looking to relocate their R&D and technology development operations to Pune, leveraging synergies with National Chemical Laboratory and regional research institutions, including access to essential services and expert referrals.

Features of the program:

  • Access to various services, high-end facilities and resources, depending upon eligibility and need of the company
  • Advise and connects and referrals including referrals for HR, larger lab/office spaces etc


  • 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 overall incubation space to assist entities under Soft Landing Program.

Terms, Conditions, and Pricing

  • Under Soft landing program the Venture Center services are offered at a premium price point as compared to the prices listed for small entrepreneurs and start-ups. The premium is applicable under two categories.

 Category 1: At a premium of 50% of the listed prices to multinational companies* .

The premium has been revised to 50% with effect from 1st August 2017 and will be applicable for all existing multi-national large establishments under category 1 of Soft Landing program currently in Venture Center and the new companies inducted after 1st August 2017.

*A multinational company is defined as the one that has facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies have offices and/or factories in different countries and usually have a centralized head office where they coordinate global management

Category 2: At a premium of 25% of the listed prices to large established Indian companies

The premium category of 25 % has been introduced with effect from 24th January 2020 and will be applicable for all existing large Indian establishments under category 2 of the Soft Landing program currently in Venture Center and the new companies inducted after 24th January 2020.

  • The premium is applicable up-front on services listed below,
      • Dedicated Lab space
      • Dedicated full service office space
      • Hot Desking service
    Note: 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 the Soft Landing program.


    • 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.

How to Apply:

Terms and Conditions   Application Form

  • 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: +91-9172232215 / +91-9172232211 
  • 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.

Program Beneficiaries

Current beneficiaries:

  • MFC Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tarana Wireless India Pvt Ltd

Past beneficiaries: