AcceleratorIndia Core Team has delivered a series of workshops and seminars in India around commercialisation of technology and IP, building technology businesses, developing ecosystems and technology entrepreneurship.
ABLE/Department of BioTechnology (DBT) Workshops
Two workshops were delivered in partnership with ABLE and DBT in January 2012 with the aim of developing a better understanding of commercialisation of biotechnology from the multitude of labs around India.
One workshop was targeted at DBT scientists in Delhi and the other at Industry at Bangalore.
The focus of the workshops were the key aspects of academia-industry collaboration:
- How to encourage entrepreneurships & innovation in Biotech industry?
- What parameters & frameworks should be used to evaluate entrepreneurs who are being funded & supported and what criteria should be used to measure their success?
- How can better industry-academia collaboration be fostered in India in the biotech sector and what best practices from leading institutions such as Cambridge can be adapted for India?
- How can academia better engage with the biotech industry and how the biotech industry could learn to keep an innovative culture within the organisation?
Capacity building workshops for Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE)
Delivered in 2011, in partnership with the Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE) as part of ‘Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Students Team' (‘BEST'). BEST is a national level Life Science Entrepreneurship Development program, launched by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) - Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and managed by ABLE. 21 teams were selected out of 220 concept notes submitted by students across India to attend the four days residential Entrepreneurship Workshop in Bangalore from 29th July'11 to 1st August'11. More details are available in the ABLE events page.
Accelerated Commercialisation of Technology and InnoVation (ACTIV) workshops
Series of 3 workshops delivered with our local partner in India, Venture Center, Pune, in 2010. ACTIV workshops focused on:
- Technology commercialisation process and IP management and exploitation
- Product development strategy and management capabilities
- Awareness and understanding of new and emerging business models
- Skills development to craft and execute a range of go-to-market strategies
ACTIV workshops were attended by more than 90 participants from start-ups, technology business incubators, R&D labs and Corporates. For more details, please visit the workshop website.
WIPRO symposium - ‘Innovation led consulting to counter recession’
Held in the depths of the global economic slowdown in 2009, this thematic symposium brought together experts from industry and academia. Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam and Dr Uday Phadke shared their views on the best practices and techniques that consulting organisations could adopt to come out successful in times of severe economic conditions.
The symposium focused on the following:
- Concentration of consulting activities towards process improvements and cost arbitrage
- innovation as a source of systematic business edge for all companies has been secondary
- How innovation will become a crucial weapon for companies large and small in the battle for survival and growth.
The symposium was attended by consultants and thought leaders from Wipro, students from IIMB and senior officials from the British Trade Commission. The eminent speaker panel consisted of senior Professors from IIM Bangalore such as Prof DVR Seshadri, Prof Rishikesha Krishnan and Prof Sourav Mukherjee.
CII Ignite Bootcamp
A one-off workshop delivered with the support of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Godrej & Boyce Co. in Mumbai, India in 2009. Targeted at Entrepreneurs and founders of exciting young Indian companies with global ambitions, the focus of this workshop was
- To assess the commercial readiness of participants’ ideas and
- To guide them towards the essential steps needed for commercialisation.