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Academia-Industry Training, India 2022

AIT aims to transform high-level applied research into market applications. Entry is awarded on a competitive basis to select projects with entrepreneurial potential and to help participants advance business plans, establish further contacts with industry, and clarify intellectual property issues. AIT will provide the opportunity to network at an international level, foster new partnerships and collaborations, and have access to emerging markets.

AIT India

AIT is supported by swissnex India, ZHAW and venturelab and consists of two phases: an online training camp focusing on India, and a second training camp in Switzerland. 10 Swiss startups will be chosen, and the Innovation Grant of CHF 10,000 each will be awarded to the two most promising Swiss research breakthrough projects on the last day of the swiss Camp.

Venture labs and Swissnex in India organize and facilitate a full day preparation kick-off event, an online week focusing on India followed by a week in Switzerland including workshops, industry visits and business meetings.

Eligibility: Open to 10 selected participants who are founding members of science based Swiss startups with a high market potential. This program is tailored for postgraduates and scientists of both Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences who are pursuing a concrete business opportunity based on their research.

Funding: An Innovation grant of CHF 10,000 each will be awarded to the 2 most promising breakthrough swiss projects.

Call Deadline: 30 June 2022

Application and further information: venturelab


  • Applied research
  • Innovation
  • Promotion of young talents