Academia-Industry Training – 2017

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


November 20, 2017 3:30 am - November 24, 2017 11:30 am

The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) is a joint initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Switzerland and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. 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 mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to ZHAW ‘Leading House’. It is co-organized with venturelab, swissnex India, Department of Science and Technology (DST), SINE IIT Bombay.


  • 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.


Participants and their research focus

To know more about the participants, click on the projects. 


Alice's project idea is to design a new method for testing new drug molecules and investigating their efficiency prior to advancing towards clinical trials. The system would be based on single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) fluorescence microscopy and integrated into microfluidic chip technology to create a lab-on-chip device.
Alice Gillen
Bruno's research is a low-cost device to analyse milk samples and get information such as substances rate, traces of antibiotics, and zoonosis. The data is processed by an online platform, offering a cheap big data solution to keep improvements on our machine learning algorithms to predict future diseases in advance.
Bruno Azevedo
EPFL / Thinkmilk
Project REMRETEch deals with recycling technology for strategically and technologically important rare earth elements from magnet e-wastes. REMRETEch's patentable process developed at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland ensures business opportunities with eco-friendly methods in relevant waste management, hydrometallurgical field and supports urban mining.
Dr. Ajay Bhagwan Patil
Clemedi combine automation in molecular biology, highly multiplex PCR (panel), next-generation sequencing and machine learning to develop a novel diagnostic workflow.
Dr. Prajwal
University of Zürich / Clemedi
VisPerAge involves a portable setup, comprising a portable electroencephalography (EEG) device and monitor that allowing for in-home testing. It involves an empirically developed stimulation paradigm, with validated high sensitivity and reliability, as well as validated data analysis.
Meike Ramon
University of Fribourg / VisPerAge
AgroSustain develops efficient organic fungicides to prevent spreading and development of the major agronomically important fungal pathogens.
Olga Dubey
University of Lausanne / AgroSustain
RaaS is a software that enables automation infrastructure providers to have a low-cost high-performance product line
Wajeb Saab
IbtiCare prepares self-sterilizing surfaces/medical devices to prevent healthcare acquired infections. Their technology can be applied on any kind of surfaces leading to microbial killing by simple contact. The method and apparatus have been protected in a patent at EPFL.
Sami Rtimi
EPFL / IbtiCare
Miraex develops optical sensors with special materials that can withstand harsh industrial conditions where standard (electrical) sensors do not work. Miraex replaces visual inspections flawed by human perception by precise monitoring technologies. They are capable of detecting the smallest vibrations, temperature and pressure changes and prevent failure before it happens, regardless of the external environment.
Clément Javerzac-Galy
EPFL / Miraex
HiLyte-Power proposes a low-cost iron battery for households in rural areas lacking access to electricity.
David Lambelet
Craste performs research in order to create a versatile binding agent for different types of crop residues. Building this binding agent and the know-how of its application in the manufacturing process of a panel board is the scope of our work.
Shubham Singh
Imperial College London / Craste
The company developed a device that is a compact module that can be attached to a normal analog stethoscope to convert it into a digital smart stethoscope.
Adarsha Kachappilly
IIT Bombay / Ayu Devices Pvt Ltd
PV Diagnostics works with a strong focus on quality control to improve performance of power plants.
Ayush Mahajan
IIT Bombay / PV Diagnostics
Kozhnosys is working on building a brethalyser for breast cancer.
Jilma Peruvangat
DIAT Pune / Kozhnosys Pvt Ltd
Ghost vision focusses on future technology, VR and AR, and have developed an augmented reality headset for education.
Kumar Mridul
Neelam is an innovator who is working on oral protein technology and aims to bring affordable oral insulin delivery to patients.
Neelam Dwivedi
Nitish's research focuses on paper chip based technology to test adulterants in milk.
Nitish Singh
Frolitic Energy Solutions focuses on technological advancements to aid waste management. They develop smart bins that automatically segregate waste.
Parth Dave
Delhi University / Frolitic Energy Solutions
Aavritti specialises in non-destructive technologies method for fault detection related to infrastructure.
Pragyan Patnaik
IIT Madras / Aavritti
This startup creates poly-urethane based mid-sole material for sports shoe and socks to reduce impact and overuse injuries.
Prateek Sharma
Comofi Innovations is developing a low cost robotic device for surgical application.
Satish Kalme
This startup develops biopolymeric matrices for the treatment of partial thickness wounds.
Dr. Praveen.G
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam / Nano that Heals
Ecliron-Mercury is making an anti-glare smart device empowered by depth sensing cameras for night driving.
Ashutosh Patra
Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology / Ecliron-Mercury is using Artificial Intelligence for abnormality detection in and analysis of medical images.
Bharadwaj KSS
IIT Bombay /
MEEP has developed a new way of interaction for paralysed people to communicate with the rest of the world using their breath as a medium.
Sathyaprakash Narayanan
R.M.D Engineering College / MEEP
This company has created a novel solid-state fermentation bioreactor for the production of a thermo-tolerant and acid-stable phytase.
Sidharth Arora
IIT Roorkee / Fermentech Labs
Vishwas's research focuses on SnS-based ultra-safe lithium-ion batteries for high-energy applications.
Vishwas​ ​Goel
tan90 Innovations has created modular and customizable cold storage units in the form of cylindrical modules with independent temperature control systems.
Praveen Sahu
IIT Madras / tan90 Innovations



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