The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.
The program is part of the India-Swiss Joint Research Program between Switzerland and India mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to EPFL CODEV “Leading House”.
They are co-organized with venturelab, swissnex India and swissnex Brazil.
The AIT program comprises a full day preparation kick-off event in Switzerland, a week in India organized by swissnex India, SINE (IIT Bombay) and DST followed by a week in Switzerland organized by venturelab, including workshops, industry visits and business meetings.
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- Promoting the researchers’ contacts & collaboration with the industry in order to promote the market application of their high-level research.
- Providing tools, information and contacts for promising researchers from the two countries (Switzerland, and India) with an entrepreneurial spirit and an idea to bringing their research into the market and becoming entrepreneurs, as well as networking among them to foster new partnerships and collaborations, as well as with potential funding partners.
Get to know the delegates and their research focus –
Abhishek Cukkemane – Ayurvedic organic plant stimulant
Mihir Mehta – Formulaion for washing vegetables and fruits
Venkat Seshasai – Sustainability tool kit for CSR
Dimitrios Terzis – Petrifying subsurface of soil
Saurabh Tembhurne – Solar fuel, smarter way
Juillard Frederic – Liquid waste disposal and repurposing
Tanmay Bunkar – Micro UAV
Soumya Basu – Architecture for bio-signals from wearables
Merve Kirci – IoT for stocking shelfs at retail stores
Life Science Researchers
Francis Fernandez – Drug delivery for wound healing
Joshitha C – MEMS based automated insulin delivery
Llewellyn Dsa – Robotic upper limb prosthesis
Subhadeep Das – Peptide hydrogel based drug delivery
Joanna Pawlikowska – Blood test for Antibiotics usage test
Vitalijs Zubkovs – Carbon material based optical biosensor
Sakthikumar Ragupathy – Therapeutic efficiency improvement
Srinadh Mattaparthi – Polystyrene waste to fabric
Dhruv Parikh – Thermal spray powders
Arvind Gupta – Heat stable biodegradable polymer
Abhishek Kumar – Nanoparticle based chemical for sustainable construction
Here’s what the participants had to say about the program –