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AcceleratorIndia conducts third flagship technology commercialisation workshop in India (20 Dec 2010)

AcceleratorIndia conducts workshop focused on helping early stage and growth companies with a strong Intellectual Property (IP) base originating in India to go to market and expand internationally.

AcceleratorIndia recently conducted the third in a series of workshops focused on commercialisation of Intellectual Property (IP) rich research innovations originating in India.

AcceleratorIndia’s ACTIV (Accelerated Commercialisation of Technology and InnoVation) workshops are aimed at tackling the challenges of commercialising novel technologies from research. The third ACTIV workshop was targeted at entrepreneurs, start-ups, early stage companies and corporate incubators and was held in Pune on December 12 - 13, 2010.

The workshop covered key areas of the technology commercialization process relevant to early stage and growth companies such as product-market fit, knowledge-for-equity structures, access to early-stage venture funding, establishing early customer relationships and creating channels to market.

AcceleratorIndia’s ACTIV (Accelerated Commercialisation of Technology and InnoVation) workshops will help tackle the go to market challenges of early stage and growth companies with a strong technology base. The experience of Cambridge, UK in commercializing technology based innovations is well recognized as relevant to the Indian context where entrepreneurs and innovators face similar issues.

ACTIV workshops are run as part of high level collaborations on innovation between India and the UK and are primarily funded by the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology and UK Science and Innovation Network, British High Commission, New Delhi.

Dr. Shailendra Vyakarnam, Founder-director of AcceleratorIndia and Director of Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, University of Cambridge, said "At least 2000 high tech and biotech firms can be traced to the individuals and the research and development performed in the Cambridge ecosystem, resulting in a rich experience of how to take innovations to market. We look forward to bringing this experience, our connections and our deep understanding of how disruptive science and technology has been developed for societal gain in Cambridge to the benefit of Indian technology companies.”

According to Dr. V. Premnath, founder-Director of Venture Center, "Technology commercialization, especially via new ventures (spin-offs), is an emerging and critical area of interest for Indian scientific establishments and technology incubators. Venture Center and AcceleratorIndia seek to cover key areas of the technology commercialization process relevant to early stage and growth companies - product-market fit, knowledge-for-equity structures, access to early-stage venture funding, establishing early customer relationships and creating channels to market." 

More details about all the three workshops are available at http://www.venturecenter.co.in/activ.

Published on 20 December 2010

Last updated: 23 Feb 2011