Explore how we help researchers take the plunge into entrepreneurship, by building a bridge from academia to industry, through this 1-week intense training camp.

All you need to know about the AIT India Camp

AIT is one of the most successful running partnerships, between the Indian and the Swiss governments implemented by DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) and SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland).

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AIT in a nutshell

The mission of AIT is to help researchers, take the plunge into entrepreneurship, by building a bridge from academia to industry, through a 1-week intense training camp in India, followed by another week in Switzerland.

Who is AIT for?

Swiss and Indian researchers who are passionate about pursuing entrepreneurship.

How do researchers benefit from the AIT India Camp?

  • Knowledge SessionsExperience the entrepreneurial journey through the eyes of established entrepreneurs and innovators. Sessions on market-strategy, patent-strategy, introduction to the indian market, etc.
  • Pitchesby the participants. Over and again, to different audiences, till you reach perfection. Final pitch serves as introduction to selected invited guests from industry.
  • One-to-one ConnectsAmple opportunities to connect with the leading experts in the industry – domain-specific mentors, VCs, corporate R&D and business development heads.
  • Industry Immersion – visits to various accelerators/ incubators and tech-industries to watch entrepreneurship in action and hear from innovation experts.
The AIT programme gives “scientrepreneurs” the opportunity to test their idea in an international context at a very early stage. The success of the start-ups that came into being through AIT is impressive. Gaining the support of the Indian government proves the relevance of this instrument for Indo-Swiss cooperation in deep tech research. Keep up the good work!​
Mauro Moruzzi
​Head of International Relations / State Secretariat for Education,​ ​Research and Innovation, Switzerland


AIT in the news

The concept of AIT piqued the interest of many Swiss and Indian online media. Here’s a few;

AIT 2019 Winners story
Recap: Sixth edition of AIT 
Grand Finale of the AIT Program – startupticker.ch
Sie wollen die Welt erobern und starten einmal in Schlieren (German)- NZZ
Watch videos from the previous editions of AIT.


Want to be part of AIT 2020? Talk to us…

Write to us.

Swiss researchers, reach Mr. Prateek Khare (swissnex India) at prateek.khare@nullswissnexindia.org

Indian researchers, reach Ms Vandana Vyas (SINE, IIT Bombay) at vandana@nullsineiitb.org.


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