Wanted: Swiss "scientrepreneurs" for India

11.06.2018 08:51

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Registration for the AIT camp 2018/19 is now open. The program offers 10 scientrepreneurs the chance to discover the market potential of their applied research in the Indian market.

Venturelab, mandated by the Leading House South Asia and Iran, ZHAW has launched the 5th edition of the Academia-Industry Training Camp (AIT) India. The program gives scientists the opportunity to push their research project closer to a real world application. By connecting scientists from top-notch institutions in Switzerland and India, the program builds up an international network while giving access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.

Ten selected Swiss startups will join the one-week entrepreneurship program in Bangalore, India in December 2018 and will later participate in the Swiss Camp in April 2019. The program enables them to boost recognition of their innovation, develop a better understanding of their industry, expand peer and mentor network, get hands-on feedback from industry experts. They will also learn from other entrepreneurs and acquire tools to analyse the concrete application of their research. The chosen team will travel to India for one week

Eligible to apply are Master’s student, a PhD candidate, a postdoc or a researcher of Swiss federal or cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences or universities of teachers’ education, public research institutions or centres of technological excellence, whose research has market application potential.

Deep insights about India and its opportunities for Swiss start-ups can be found on the website of swissnex India. Swissnex India is also a partner of the program.

Registration deadline closes on July 12th, 2018. More information on the Venturelab website.


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