The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) aimed 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 promoted an international network and enabled access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. swissnex India co-organized the Academia-Industry Training India together with our local partners SINE (IIT Bombay) and DST.
10 high-level applied Swiss researchers and 10 Indian researchers who want to transform their research into market innovations, were selected in partnership with SINE(IIT Bombay). These participants underwent a weeklong startup training CAMP with the objectives listed below
- 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.
EPFL is the Leading House for Switzerland’s bilateral science & technology cooperation programme with India.
venturelab is a platform developing high level entrepreneurial acceleration programme in partnership with academic and industry partners.
SINE, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay- IIT Bombay is an umbrella for promotion of entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay.
Department of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.