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Workshop on commercialization of science & technology ideas

Normally, PuneTech does not promote events that have an entry fee, unless the fees are nominal or very low (below Rs. 1000). This Venture Center/Accelerator India workshop for science & technology entrepreneurs, with estimated costs of Rs. 55000 is definitely not free. However, some of the applicants will not only get the workshop fees waived off, but even their travel costs might get funded. If there's one thing we like more than free events, it is paid events where there's a chance to get in for free! 🙂

Venture Center (technology business incubator affiliated to NCL/ CSIR)  and Accelerator India (a spin-off of the University of Cambridge, UK) are organizing a workshop titled  Accelerated Commercialization of Technology and InnoVation or ACTIV workshop.  The workshop seeks to transfer the experience and key lessons learnt in science-based entrepreneurship from Cambridge, UK (which has now become a leading center of science entrepreneurship)  to India. Run over 2-days, the ACTIV workshop has a sharp focus on science & technology entrepreneurship and the nucleation and creation of new enterprises. Faculty from Venture Center and other guest speakers shall provide India-relevant experiences and context.

The ACTIV – EE workshop seeks to equip science/technology entrepreneurs with key skills and practical insights to help take technology based ideas to market. The workshop will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 and Monday, December 13, 2010 at Venture Center, Pune. More info on the ACTIV-EE workshop: http://venturecenter.co.in/activ/entrepreneurs.php
We are keen that the groups attending the workshops be a focused and determined group so that the workshop also ends up creating a community of cohorts who support, inspire and challenge each other. It is for this reason and the fact that seats are limited that the faculty plans to select the participants carefully. 
To apply, please visit http://venturecenter.co.in/activ/apply.php – the last date to apply is November 21, 2010.

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