Academia-Industry Training – 2016

Supporting scientists from top Swiss & Indian universities in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential.

Event Details


swissnex India
#26, Rest House Crescent Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001 India


October 02, 2016 3:30 am - October 07, 2016 12:00 pm

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 venturelabswissnex 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.

To know more about the program, click here.


  • 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 –

Agri-tech Researchers

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

Cleantech Researchers

Saurabh Tembhurne – Solar fuel, smarter way

Juillard Frederic – Liquid waste disposal and repurposing

IoT Researchers

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

Materials Research

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 –

Event Photos