Ahammune Biosciences won 1st prize in the Pitch Fest under Small Molecules, Biologics and Biotech category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Ahammune Biosciences Pvt Ltd” won 1st prize in the Pitch Fest event under Small molecules, Biologics and Biotech category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore.

The company received a certificate and an award of Rs. 1 lakh. The event was held on April 25-26,2017 and was organized by Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC).

Synthera Biomedical won 1st prize in the Pitch Fest under Med Tech and Diagnostics category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Synthera Biomedical Pvt Ltd” won 1st prize (out of 9 participants) in the Pitch Fest event under Med Tech and Diagnostics category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore.

The company received a certificate and an award of Rs. 1 lakh. The event was held on April 25-26,2017 and was organized by Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC). The Pitch Fest had a distinguished panel of judges comprising investors and financial/business experts in the health care space representing organizations such as Kotak Investment Advisory, 1Crowd, Villgro, etc.

Green Pyramid was featured in “The Pune Mirror “

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd” was featured in “The Pune Mirror “ in an article named “A CLEAN-UP FOR YOUR VEGGIES”

The article describes the need of the type of product developed by the company in the market and also showcased the requirement of targeted research activities in India.

Further details about the article can be found here: http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/aclean-up-for-your-veggies/articleshow/57780655.cms?utm_source=punemirror

Nishant Kumar of Embryyo Technologies is one among “Top 10 Innovators Under 35” from India.

Mint, the financial daily from the stable of HT Media Ltd, and MIT Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), teamed up to identify the ‘Top 10 Innovators Under 35’ from India. Nishant Kumar -co-founder of Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd , a resident incubatee of Venture Center is one among the top ten innovators.

The 10 candidates were chosen from hundreds of applicants from areas like biomedicine, computing, communications, health, education, digital, energy, materials, cybersecurity, fintech, wearables, robotics, education and transportation. The 10 winners from India automatically qualify for the TR35 global competition.

 

OmiX Labs invited to the Pitch@Rashtrapati Bhavan

Venture Center’s associate incubatee startup “Omix Labs & Diagnostics Research Center” was one of 30+ companies invited to the Pitch@Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 7, 2017.

The event was organized by the President’s office as part of a week being celebrated at Rashtrapati Bhavan as “Festival of Innovation”. The startup companies had the opportunity to interact with a dozen Venture Capital firms that were also invited to the event and to present their company and were felicitated by the President of India. Also in attendance were the Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship and the CEO of Niti Aayog.

OmiX Labs was nominated and partnered by Villgro to this event.

CSIR labs NCL and IGIB sign Licensing agreement with Ahammune Biosciences for Vitiligo drug development

CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune and CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi together signed a Patent Licensing agreement with Ahammune Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Pune for Vitiligo drug development on March 2, 2017. Ahammune is a resident incubatee company of Venture Center.

Ahammune Biosciences is an innovation-led drug discovery start-up company with the vision to find a new drug for the debilitating skin disorder, Vitiligo. It is the most common depigmenting disease with over 80 million people affected by it.

Abhiruchi Probiotics won 1st Runner Up prize at “Ideas to Implementation 2016-2017” at IIM Calcutta

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Abhiruchi Probiotice Pvt Ltd” won 1st runner-up award at “Ideas to Implementation 2016-2017” at IIM Calcutta.

Ideas to Implementation, popularly known as I2i is an International Business Plan competition which endeavours to provide an ideal platform for budding entrepreneurs to realize their dreams by making them connect to ideas, fund and people who matter. Prospective winners get the golden opportunity to win cash prizes worth 4.5 lakhs and Incubation support at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.

Actorius innovations Pvt Ltd published in “Advanced Materials Interface”

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Actorius innovatios Pvt Ltd” has published a manuscript titled “Biofunctionalized Capillary Flow Channel Platform Integrated with 3D Nanostructured Matrix to Capture Circulating Tumor Cells” in “Advanced Materials Interface”. The editor of the journal has invited this manuscript as Journal’s ‘Cover page’.

In addition, this research has been highly covered by Times Of India, Indian Express and PTI and many other agencies including Maharashtra Times (some PDFs attached). Nature India ​has hi​ghlight​ed  this work as well.

Links to the news articles:

Swasti Agro selected as one of the three finalists for “Time India Startup Sustainability Pioneer of the Year” award

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd”  is selected as one of the three finalists for “Time India Startup Sustainability Pioneer of the Year” award. Time Inc. announced the Time India Award finalists at a special panel discussion event “The Digitization of India” at World Economic Forum in Devos, Switzerland on 17th January 2017.

More information can be found: Here

Green Pyramid became top Indian winner of the Academia Industry Training (AIT) Cycle 3

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt. Ltd.” became the top Indian winner and was awarded a prize amount of INR 10 Lakhs at the Academia Industry Training (AIT) Cycle 3 jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Swissnex India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE, IIT Bombay).

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Exocan Healthcare Technologies launched its first product on 14th December

Venture Center’s resident incubatee startup Exocan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd launched its first product
“ExoEnrich™ -High performance exosome isolation kit”on 14th December 2016 at Venture Center.
ExoEnrich™ instant exosome isolation kit allows high efficiency capture and purification of bio macromolecules containing exosomes from various bio fluids e.g cell culture media, urine, saliva, serum (see product list). ExoEnrich™ isolated exosomes are compatible for downstream analysis of proteins (western blotting), DNA, RNA (PCR), and other cargo molecules captured inside exosomes e.g. lipids, metabolites etc. More About the product here

Genrich Membrane is the recipient of the 1st eN-ABLE Startup Awardee in the BioEngineering Category

Venture Center’s resident incubatee company “Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd” is the recipient of 1st eN-ABLE Startup Award in the  BioEngineering  Category. The eN-ABLE Startup Awards 2016 will be given to best Startups in 6 categories.

ABLE or Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, founded in 2003 by Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, is India’s leading biotechnology industry association. The awards will be presented by Union Minsiter, Mr Parshottam Rupala on the opening day of ABLE’s BioEconomy Conclave on Tue, 29th November 2016 at John Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. at 1930 hrs.

 

Full details of the conference is available at www.bioeconomy.in.

Genrich Membranes received 2nd prize during technology showcase at IKMC-2016

Venture Center’s resident company Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd received second prize during technology showcase at “IKMC-2016- Accelerating Innovation” under ‘Medical Devices’ category. The event was held at Hyderabad on 25-26th Oct

About IKMC:

As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every  year on a topic of global relevance in technology innovation to deliberate on global trends, and opportunities for India in that area, with key stakeholders and experts.

More about the event can be found here

Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd has been selected for the Academia Industry Training – AIT Cycle 3 organized by DST, Swissnex India and SINE, IIT Bombay

Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd-a resident incubatee of Venture Center has been selected for the Academia Industry Training – AIT Cycle 3 which is jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Swissnex India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE, IIT Bombay).

Swasti Agro & Abhiruchi won seat in “National pitching round” at Startup India Rocks

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd” and associate incubatee ” Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” got selected in 8 ventures for National round from Pune, in the National pitching round at Startup India Rocks supported by CBA Ventures .

These companies were selected from 48 applicants from Pune and adjoining area.

More about Startup India Rocks: http://startupindia.rocks/

Embryyo BoxRx product featured in UNAIDS deal book

Venture Center’s resident incubatee Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd’s drug adherence monitoring system – BoxRx got featured recently in the UNAIDS deal book, as a potential solution for compliance in HIV patients. This book was released at a high level UN general Assembly meeting last month on HIV AIDS and TB in partnership with the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, USA.

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J C orthoHeal Pvt Ltd is the IIGP 2016 winners getting IC2 Institute’s Business Development Support

Venture Center supported  “Biotechnology Ignition Grant” (BIG) grantee J C OrthoHeal Pvt Ltd promoted by Pankaj Kumar Chhatrala is among the IIGP 2016 winners getting IC2 Institute’s Business Development Support.

More about the winners: http://www.indiainnovates.in/images/IIGP%202016%20Winners_For%20IC2%20Institute’s%20BD.pdf

More about IIGP: http://www.indiainnovates.in/

Module Innovations covered by BioVoice magazine

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Module Innovations Pvt Ltd” was covered by BioVoice magazine in their Issue 2 Volume 1 – Page 34.

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More about the article :here

About Module Innovations: A young and innovative startup developing affordable and innovative diagnostic devices for rapid microbial detection in clinical and non-clinical samples. UTI or Urinary Tract Infections are the 2nd largest infection in the human body. 1 in 3 women under 24 contracts a UTI. More..

About BioVoice: BioVoice isa complete journalistic package, that delivers news through its 24*7 live digital newspaper, quarterly digital magazine and App. From latest updates to deep insights, there is end to end coverage of issues that matter most. Be it the exclusive interviews or coverage of events that bring to you the live news pieces as well as the audio-visuals, BioVoice strive to accelerate the communication on happenings in the industry. This vibrant media platform connects various dots thereby filling the existing gaps that have been limiting the options for reaching out within the bioscience industry.

 

 

ExtraaEdge – Raises its 1st SEED Investment Round

Venture Center’s incubatee “ExtraaEdge Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. founded by Abhishek Ballabh & Sushil Mundada has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from a group of investors including Ritesh Dwivedy, CEO of Petoo.in and Priti Padhy, global director of business intelligence and information management at Microsoft.

ExtraaEdge is a cloud based “Sales & Marketing Automation software” for “educational institutes & course sellers”, helping them take smart data-driven enrollment decisions.

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More information can be found at : http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Edtech-Startup-ExtraaEdge-Raises-Angel-Funding-From-a-Group-of-Investors/09-06-2016-98989/

 

 

Venture Center resident incubatees Nayam Innovations and Omix Labs shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2016 Fellowship

Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd and Dr. Sudeshna Adak of Omix Diagnostics & Research Labs Pvt Ltd has been shortlisted for  BIRAC-Ignite 2016 Fellowship.

The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2016 can attend the one week Bootcamp “Ignite” organized by CfEL at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK followed by an additional week of training by CfEL.

More information here

 

Module Innovations wins Unitus Seed Fund StartHealth Competition-3

Module Innovations Pvt Ltd-a resident incubatee of Venture Center is the winner of this year’s intensive, two-month long StartHealth competition, hosted by Unitus Seed Fund, India’s leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses.
Module Innovations Pvt Ltd (a spin-off created under Lab2Mkt program of Venture Center) promoted by Sachin Dubey and Usman Khan is working towards developing a low-cost portable point-of-care diagnostic device for microbial infections.

Read more about Module Innovations here.

BiolMed Innovations in top 10 AIT SWISSnex competition

Biolmed Innovations Pvt Ltd, a Venture Center’s resident incubatee company got selected in top 10 AIT swissnex competition.

About AIT SWISSnex: Academia Industry Training (AIT) is an initiative under the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program (ISJRP) where the Swiss government body CODEV and Department of Science and Technology India (DST) mandate swissnex India and SINE (IIT Bombay) to run a one week startup training program for high-tech researchers from Switzerland and India. After the Indian CAMP during February 2016, the same group of 20 Indian and Swiss researchers then undergoes a week long training program in Switzerland during April 2016.

More about Swissnex

Swasti Agro, Gram Oorja & Sattva MedTech winning at the Millennium Awards

1) Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd , associate incubatee of Venture Center has won the Millennium Alliance Award in “Agriculture” category with the first ranking. They will be eligible for an award amount of half a million dollar.

2) Garm Oorja Solutions Pvt Ltd  a Venture Center resident incubatee, is at the second position at the Millennium Alliance Award in “Clean Energy” category

3) Sattva MedTech Pvt Ltd – a Venture Center Ex-Ignition member is also listed at the 7th position in the Millennium Alliance Award in “Health” category

All the winners were featured in the Millenium Alliance Awardee Booklet-Round 3

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More about Millennium Alliance Award: here

Venture Center incubatees among the first 50 shortlisted by DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2016

Venture Center incubatees were selected among the first round of 50 shortlisted candidates under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2016.

  1. Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd- Associate Incubatee
  2. JC OrthoHeal – Dr Pankaj Chhatrala
  3. Genrich Membranes Pvt. Ltd- Resident Incubatee
  4. CareNx Innovations Private Limited – Shantanu Pathak
  5. TycheeJuno

About DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program:

The India Innovation Growth Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation;Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Stanford Graduate School of Business and the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas.

For more information about the program visit the link DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program

Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd won Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) award at Massachusetts Institute of technology – GSW

Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Cellzyme Biotech” has won Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) award at Massachusetts Institute of technology – Global Startup Workshop, MIT GSW 2016 held in Hyderabad. The award was presented to Cellzyme on 23 March 2016, by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India.

Read more about the event: here

Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd wins Times Network “Digital India Award”

Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won the award in category “Good for India” in Subcategory “Agriculture”.

In its second edition, the Times Network Digital India Summit garnered overwhelming response and support from all stakeholders, and to bolster the path-breaking endeavor further, the network presented the first ever Digital India Awards 2016 which recognized and honored the tenacious efforts by individuals and organizations in the social and corporate world that are harnessing the power of IT to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and create a positive impact on society.

Read more about the summit: Here

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Woman entrepreneur Ms. Amrita Sukrity became the pitch winner at Villgro’s Unconvention|L

Venture Center’s SIIP Fellow Ms. Amrita Sukrity  became the pitch winner and received a cash prize of Rs 1,50,000/- at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event held on March 12, 2016 at the MCCIA Trade Tower.

Villgro saw over 120 attendees for the event and received over 100 applications for the business plan pitch, of whom six finalists presented their plans to an expert jury who selected one winner – Spittle, which is developing point-of-care diagnostics for neonates

The details about the event is given in the link: http://www.villgro.org/blog/unconventionl-pune-social-enterprise-conference-round/

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Embryyo Technologies has been selected for showcase at the Rashtrapati Bhawan during the ‘Festival of Innovations’

Venture Center’s resident incubatee ” Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” has been selected for showcase at the Rashtrapati Bhawan during the ‘Festival of Innovations’. The company will be showcasing their  drug adherence monitoring technology called “TBCCTV Real time drug adherence monitoring for tuberculosis patients”. The showcase is hosted by ICMR.

More about Embryyo Technologies

More about the Festival of Innovations at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd has won the Wish Healthcare Foundation Innovation Award as the “Most Promising Prototype of Scale Up

Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd, a Venture Center’s resident incubatee startup promoted by Dr Ulhas Kharul-Scientist NCL, based on his oxygen enrichment membrane technology has bagged the Wish Healthcare Foundation Innovation Award as the “Most Promising Prototype of Scale Up”.
The company is a spin-off from Lab2Mkt program of Venture Center.
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More about Wish Foundation : http://www.wishfoundationindia.org/

Cellzyme Biotech wins Bio-Excellence Award 2015 : Emerging Company of the year at Bangalore INDIA BIO

Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd” has won the Bio-Excellence Award 2015 : Emerging Company of the year, under the BioIndustrial category at Bio-Excellence Awards Function of Bangalore INDIA BIO.

The Bio-Excellence Awardees are selected by a Jury of Industry Experts, constituted by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), the trade body of the Biotechnology sector.

The Award was presented to Cellzyme in the presence of an august gathering of over 600 Delegates consisting of Biotech Industry Captains, Policy Makers and Scientific Fraternity on Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 during the Bio-Excellence Awards Function of Bangalore INDIA BIO at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.

Read more about Cellzyme Biotech here

More about Bangalore India BIO

Swasti Agro & Bioproducts won the “The Economic Times Power of Ideas”

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Venture Center’s associate incubatee company “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won The Economic Times Power of Ideas 2015.

The Economic Times Power of Ideas, India’s largest entrepreneurship program encourages anyone and everyone with a business idea to realize his entrepreneurial dream. Whether a year-old garage operation, or someone who has just begun working towards a prototype, or even if an entrepreneur has been nursing an idea but haven’t yet put it in words, this program is for them.

This year, The Economic Times (ET) is hosting the program in association with Jio, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad.

More about ET Power of ideas

Swasti Agro received a grant prize of Rs 2,00,000/- and will get a chance to present to the investment committee for seed funds and cash grants in a corpus of Rs 6.2 crore and 20 crore of ad funding from brand capital’s incubator capital.

Read more about Swasti Agro here

Swasti Agro & Bioproducts won award at the AFI Annual Forum 2016

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Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won award at the Action For India (AFI) Annual Forum 2016.

Dr. Abhay Shendye receivingthe SVC 2016 Fellowship Certificate from Dr. Sam Pitroda

At Action For India’s upcoming Annual Forum, one can be very sure to meet 199 people who want to help scale up the impact of social enterprises. Since its inception four years ago, this unique, Invite only gathering of 100 social entrepreneurs and 100 key influencers (investors, tech gurus, mentors, IAS officers and others) has been a launch-pad for fruitful collaborations in the social enterprise space.

More about AFI

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Jeevtronics won second prize in the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge at IIM Calcutta

Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd, a Venture Center resident incubatee, won second prize in the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge at IIM Calcutta. Jeevtronics has been awarded a cash grant of Rs 2 lakhs.

TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), a National Level challenge to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Also aimed at raising awareness about Social Entrepreneurship, TATA Social Enterprise Challenge aims to encourage the youth to step up to be the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

Social entrepreneurs identified through the competition are offered mentorship support, awarded cash grants and have an opportunity to pitch for funding and incubation at IIM Calcutta.

More about TATA Social Enterprise Challenge: http://www.tatasechallenge.org/

More about Jeevtronics: http://jeevtronics.com/

 

Swasti Agro shortlisted as one of the “AFI 100”

Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” is shortlisted as one of the participants of “AFI 100” forum.

Action For India (AFI) is a non profit organization that helps India’s social enterprises address their challenge by providing them with access to technology, investors, mentorship, government agencies, local partners and business development support.
The Action For India’s Annual Forum is an unique initiative that invite only gathering of 100 social entrepreneurs and 100 key influencers (investors, tech gurus, mentors, IAS officers and others) has been a launch-pad for fruitful collaborations in the social enterprise space. So, here is an opportunity to get the world to back innovators in realizing their enterprise’s true potential.

More information about AFI 100 is available here

Embryyo featured in SIHI video

Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” had been invited for a 3 day workshop on innovations in healthcare delivery, based on their TB work as a case study selected under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives‘ program. Embryyo was also featured in the SIHI video made by WHO TDR, Skoll, Oxford and Bertha, UCT.

 

Cellzyme Biotech selected for the FICCI R&D Catapult (StartUp) Awards 2015

Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture Center has been  selected for the FICCI R&D Catapult (StartUp)Awards 2015.

The annual FICCI R&D Awards recognizes research outcomes from organizations that has been at the forefront of creating domestic capabilities and making the country self-reliant.

The Award has been conferred during the Inaugural Session of the Global R&D Summit  2015, scheduled at 10 AM on 7th December, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Inaugural Session is  graced by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India, Shri Y. S. Chowdary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Government of India, amongst other luminaries.

More about the summit: http://www.ficcirndsummit.com/background.html

More about:  Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd featured in Indian Express

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd, A Venture Center resident incubatee has been featured in Indian Express post his winning PuneConnect 2015.

The article ” Winner of PuneConnect hopes to add fuel to drone growth” published in The Sunday Express on 29th Nov talks about their product “Flyt” that will allow drone makers to build commercial drone application for various fields like agriculture, survey deliveries etc. The article also focuses on how the drone industry has grown over last few years and various upcoming sectors of applications.

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The complete article can be read here

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd won PuneConnect 2015

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center was adjudicated the winner at PuneConnect 2015.

Puen Connect is the startup event of Software Exporters Associations of Pune in partnership with NASSCOM, TiE Pune, Pune Tech, SMEjoinup, CiiE, Pune Open Coffee Club,  STPI, mccia etc.

More about Pune Connect: http://puneconnect.com/#ho

Benefits to selected startups includes:
• Exposure to Pune’s top companies, potential customers and potential mentors
• Exposure to Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors who are being invited to the  event
• Press and media coverage before and after the event
• Entry for PuneConnect winners to National level events organized by NASSCOM

Newndra Innovation featured in BioSpectrum

Newndra Innovation is featured in BioSpectrum in their November issue. The article “Newest Hot Start-up: Newndra’s revolutionizing ‘JaipurBelt’ ” talks about how the innovator  Mr. Ganesh Jangir came up with the idea of innovating product for the spine and waist support through a belt system  named as “JaipurBelt”.

The article also talks about Newndra’s various achievements including a grant support worth Rs 1 million from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, the semi-finalist spot for Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Awards 2014, invitation by IUSSTF to attend the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, Newndra was selected as one among the top-three for the Indo-US Science & Technology Fund. The company is also one of the top 5 finalists in the IMC (Indian Merchant Chambers) Inclusive Innovation Award 2014.

Venture Center incubatees: Module Innovations, Seagull Biosolutions, Swasti Agro and Jeevtronics, shine at the IKMC

Venture Center incubatees won several awards at the IKMC 2015, organized by IKP Hyderabad

  • Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Pvt Ltd won second prize in poster presentation in “Diagnostics”
  • Dr. Vishwas Joshi of Seagull Biosolutions won second prize in poster presentation in “Drug Discovery /Therapeutics”
  • Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts won first prize in poster presentation in the fields of “Industrial Biotech/Agri”
  • Ashish Gawade of Jeevtronics won first prize in the Lightning Pitch awards
  • Dr. Abhay Shendye & Sachin Dubey also secured third positions in the Lightning Pitch awards

Orthocrafts Innovations Pvt Ltd featured in BioSpectrum

Orthocrafts Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in the September edition of BioSpectrum in an article ” Hot Start-up: Crafting bioabsorbable implants for India”. The article focuses on how the technology innovation formed the basis of creation of “Orthocrafts” . The complete article can be read here: http://www.biospectrumindia.com/biospecindia/features/222439/hot-start-crafting-bioabsorbable-implants-india/page/1

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Ganesh Jangir of Newndra Innovations Pvt Ltd in the limelight

Ganesh Jangir founder of Newndra Innovations Pvt Ltd has received recognition at various platforms,
1. Top five finalist for IMC Inclusive Innovation Award.
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2. Ganesh Invited to attend 6th Global Entrepreneur Summit 2015 http://www.ges2015.org/ , held at Nairobi Kenya(Fully Sponsored by US Govt ) (PFA Photos and invitation letter)
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Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd selected for “BIRAC Innovator Award 2015”

Venture Center’s resident incubatee Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd is selected for the “BIRAC Innovator Award 2015″ in recognition of the significant contribution made by the company towards the high level of innovation research for “Validation of small molecule target identification technology”. The award will be conferred upon by Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary, DBT & Chairman, BIRAC during the Inaugural session of 4thBIRAC Innovators Meet” to be held on 15th – 16th September, 2015, at Heritage Village Resort, Manesar, Gurgaon”. 

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ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd featured in BioSpectrum

Aman Sharma of ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd is featured in BioSpectrum in its 7th September 2015 issue. The article “Unleashing the power of Exosomes” talks about ExoCan’s journey so far in terms of innovation and technology , team, funding, future strategy for marketing and visibility. The article also captured the concern raised by Mr. Sharma regarding the various bottlenecks like lack of private funding opportunities in this space and potential failure risks.

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The complete article can be read here

 

 

Dr. Girish Arabale featured in Ahmedabad Mirror

Dr. Girish Arabale , founder of Molqbits Sensors & Data Pvt Ltd, a Resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in Ahmedabad Mirror on 2nd September 2015. The article ” Life with Pi” focuses on how children in remote tribal schools in Maharashtra are experiencing a digital wonderland, otherwise quite out of their reach, with the help of Raspberry Pi introduced by Dr Girish Arabale, in a bid to improve their lives.

The complete news article can be read here

Venture Center resident incubatees are the winners for LexInnova-Venture Center award

The LexInnova-Venture Center award for Social Enterprises and Inventive Enterprises have been awarded to the  following Venture Center resident incubatees,

Winners of LexInnova-Venture Center award for Social Enterprises,

Winner 1: Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd

Winner 2: ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd

Winners of LexInnova-Venture Center award for Inventive Enterprises,

Winner 1: Synthera Biomedical Pvt Ltd

Winner 2: Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd

About LexInnova-Venture Center award: IPFACE at Venture Center and LexInnova have teamed up to support inventive activities, innovators, inventive entrepreneurs and inventive R&D organizations in the Venture Center’s extended innovation ecosystem.

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, LexInnova has volunteered to provide free IP related services to deserving innovators, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations selected and recommended by Venture Center. This collaboration was launched in FY2015-16.

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Venture Center resident incubatees featured in Express Pharma

Venture Center and its resident incubatees Shantani Proteome Analytics,  Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd and BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grantee Dr. Tania Paul are featured exclusively in the Express Pharma- No.1 Business News Magazine of Indian Express for the pharmaceutical industry .

Picture2The complete article can be read here

About Express Pharma: Express Pharma, first published as Express Pharma Pulse in 1994, is today India’s leading business fortnightly for the pharmaceutical industry. With the patronage of its readers, Express Pharma has grown to become the No.1 Business News Magazine for the pharmaceutical industry. The editorial contents include: news, views, analysis and interviews, under four main segments: Market (The business of pharmaceuticals), Management (Insight for managing pharma), Research (Expertise for drug development) and Pharma Life (HR issues with a pharma focus). Besides this, we bring out periodic specials like the quarterly Pharma Technology Review,  Packaging Special and LABNEXT

Module Innovation Pvt Ltd featured on Pixr8

Module Innovation Pvt Ltd, a Venture center resident incubatee was featured on Pixr8-an online news/media platform.

The exclusive article on Module Innovation named “Ecosense – A self-diagnosis checkup strip made by Pune based entrepreneurs” summarizes the journey of the company from  the motivation behind the creation of the company to the current standing .

The full article can be read here

About Pixr8: This is a global media platform dedicated to Start-ups and business organisations for promoting entrepreneurship. They are a team of social media pioneers, online user experience experts, PR consultants and content conditioners with an in-depth understanding of internet culture. Their vision is to create a global culture for start-ups across the globe. More…

Omix Labs won the StartHealth competition by Unitus Seed Fund

Dr. Sudeshna Adak of OmiX Research and Diagnostics Laboratories Pvt Ltd, a Ignition program member of Venture Center won the StartHealth competition by Unitus Seed Fund.

The competition was sponsored by Unitus, Narayana Health, Manipal Hospitals, PATH, and Pfizer drew more than 100 health-tech entrepreneurs across India. Out of more than 100 applicants only 10 health-tech startups participated in the final online pitches to an industry jury.

Omix Labs will receive a prize of INR 10 lakhs and an opportunity to pitch for participating in Unitus’ StartHealth investment Program that includes up to 50 lakhs of additional non-dilutive funding, an investment of up to INR 1 crore from Unitus Seed Fund and go-to-market support from StartHealth partners Narayana Health, Manipal Hospitals, PATH, Pfizer and Unitus Seed Fund.

About Unitus: Unitus Seed Fund is the leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses in India. More 

About StartHealth: StartHealth program was launched by Unitus Seed Fund, Pfizer Inc., PATH, Manipal Hospitals and Narayana Health in early 2015. This is an innovative program to provide up to INR 10 crore (US$1.6M) in grants and investments to very early-stage startups seeking to enhance access to affordable technology-driven healthcare products and services for the low-income masses in India. More

Poonawalla Group mentioned about partnership with NobleExchange

Mr. Adar Poonawalla, Executive Director of Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) mentioned about their partnership for social projects, like waste management with NobleExchange Environment Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center  in “The Hindu BusinessLine”

More about the news: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/we-are-working-on-malaria-dengue-vaccines-adar-poonawala-executive-director-serum-institute/article7347173.ece

ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd featured in STARTUPWAVE Newsletter

ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in STARTUPWAVE Newsletter.

The article focuses on the product features that ExoCan is developing and funding requirement of the company.

About STARTUPWAVE: StartupWave is a virtual incubation platform that has been built as an infrastructure for the Indian startup incubation ecosystem, conceptualized by Intellecap in partnership with Government of UK’s Department for International Development in India and GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As a collaborative platform, it aims to “democratize incubation” and is a one-stop service, providing a blend of virtual and in-person support to take start-up enterprises from idea to investment stage. This platform is designed in consultation with and is being used by incubators, corporates, funds and startups.

Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd’s “TB Drug Adherence Monitoring” project has been selected as the top 25 innovations under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives’ program.

“TB Drug Adherence Monitoring” project by Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center has been selected as the top 25 innovations under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives‘ program.
The program is being jointly adminstered by –
– The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
– The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, The University of Oxford
– Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization
More details about the program. http://healthinnovationproject.org/

Dr. Rajkumar Rajagopal has been shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship

Dr. Rajkumar Rajagopal, Rajgopal-Director R&D, Cellzyme Biotech India Pvt Ltd among the five fellows shortlisted for  BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship.

The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2015 can attend the one week Bootcamp “Ignite” organized by CfEL at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK followed by an additional week of training by CfEL. This year’s Ignite & the additional week are scheduled from 5th-17th July 2015.

This fellowship will cover CeFL’s Ignite program fees, UK visa fees, boarding & lodging and to & fro travel to London as per BIRAC norms.

More information here

Venture Center resident incubatees shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship

Mr. Aman Sharma of Exocan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd and Dr. Venkat Panchagnula of Barefeet Analytics Pvt Ltd among the five fellows shortlisted for  BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship.

The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2015 can attend the one week Bootcamp “Ignite” organized by CfEL at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK followed by an additional week of training by CfEL. This year’s Ignite & the additional week are scheduled from 5th-17th July 2015.

This fellowship will cover CeFL’s Ignite program fees, UK visa fees, boarding & lodging and to & fro travel to London as per BIRAC norms.

More information here

 

 

Gram Oorja inaugurates seven solar micro-grids at Jawhar taluka of Palghar district

Gram Oorja Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center inaugurates seven solar micro-grids at the hands of Shri Chintaman Vanaga, Member of the Lok Sabha from Palghar at Hedoli, Jhap grampanchayat, Jawhar taluka, Palghar dist. These micro-grids were set up under the aegis of Pragati Pratisthan, with funding from ICICI Bank. These villages are located in Jhap, Aina and Pathardi gram panchayats of Jawhar taluka of Palghar district. The villages of Dakhanepada, Umbarpada, Vadpada, Hedoli, Navapada, Manmohadipada and Bhatipada, comprising of 200 households and a total population of approx. 1200 now have micro-grids totaling 38 kWp servicing their power needs.

Shri Girish Kuber, Editor of Loksatta, Mumbai also graced the occasion as a special guest.

This news is covered by various media platforms like IBNlokmat and Loksatta.

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Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd clinched 100,000 US$ investment from Villgro

Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center founder by Mr. Tanuj Gigras, has secured investment of around Rs 64 lakh ($100,000) from Villgro, a social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs.

About, Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd:  Nayam Innovations is a biomedical device startup founded in December 2012 by two IIT-Bombay engineers developing an artificial implant of the eye to treat cataract and its post-surgical refractive error complications using their proprietary technology ISITE. More about Nayam : read here

About Villgro: http://www.villgro.org/

 

The news about this investment deal has been captured and highlighted by various media platforms like Entrepreneur India.com in their news section, Economic Times, VCCircle News & Times of India..

http://www.entrepreneurindia.com/news/Villgro-invests-in-Pune-based-biomedical-device-startup-Nayam-Innovations-6416/

in Economic Times , in http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-05-14/news/62165135_1_villgro-64-lakh-cataract

Nayam Investment by Villgro

by VCCircle,

Nayam Investment by Villgro-VCcircle

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=Villgro-invests-100000-in-biotech-startup-15052015018036#

 

 

 

Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Private Limited has been shortlisted for Silicon Valley under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2015

Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Private Limited, a Venture Center’s Ignition program member,  has been shortlisted for Silicon Valley Visit & IC2 Institute’s Business Development Support under IIGP 2015.

About DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program:

The India Innovation Growth Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation;Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Stanford Graduate School of Business and the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas.

For more information about the program visit the link DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program

Periwinkle Technologies Pvt Ltd won first prize in the poster presentation at The diabetologists’ conference for Maharashtra State (RSSDI) in Pune

Periwinkle Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center, won the first prize for the poster presentation at the The diabetologists’ conference for Maharashtra State (RSSDI) held in Pune from 1st to 3rd May 2015.

More about 9th Annual Conference RSSDI Maharashtra Chapter – 2015 can be found here

Periwinkle at RSSDI

 

Nishant Kumar of Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd received a grant of 100K USD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center received a grant of 100K USD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID under the Grand Challenges in TB Control program. This is the Phase 2 of the project which they have been awarded after the successful completion and pilot testing of their products developed during Phase 1 of the project.

In the Phase 2 of the project, they will be conducting a multi-center trial of the product to establish the efficacy of the intervention in improving the drug adherence of TB patients.

More info about grand challenge in TB control can be found here

Venture Center incubatees among top 50 innovators selected for Indian Innovation Growth Program 2015

The following Venture Center incubatees  are among the top 50 innovators selected by Indian Innovation Growth Program 2015 for further week long advanced training in basic principles of product commercialization, readiness for market, business models, IP rights, competitive positioning, and mechanisms for revenue by experienced faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

1. Mr Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Pvt Ltd

2. Dr Rajakumar Rajagopal from Cellzyme Biotech India Pvt Ltd

About the Indian Innovation Growth program: http://www.indiainnovates.in/aboutprogram.aspx

Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd became the pitch winner at Villgro’s Unconvention|L

Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture Center became the pitch winner in the category of “enterprise-stage” and received a cash prize of Rs1,00,000/- at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event on 7th March, Saturday held at the MCCIA Trade Tower.

The details about the event is given in the link: http://unconvention.co.in/unconvention-l

Winners for the business pitch will also receive Entrepreneur Scholarship which offers an event pass and paid trip up to Rs 10,000 to attend the Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai in April 2015

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Other than the cash prizes and the scholarship the winners will get an exclusive session to discuss their business with Villgro mentors, the chance to be incubated by Villgro and receive Rs 65 lakh funding, hands-on mentoring and talent support, connect to national and international networks.

More information about: Villgro

Mr. Aman Sharma, won the business pitch at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event

Mr. Aman Sharma, a resident incubatee of Venture Center became the pitch winner in the category of “early stage idea” and received Rs 50,000/-cash prize at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event on 7th March, Saturday 2015, held at the MCCIA Trade Tower.The details about the event is given in the link:

http://unconvention.co.in/unconvention-l

Winners for the business pitch will also receive Entrepreneur Scholarship which offers an event pass and paid trip up to Rs 10,000 to attend the Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai in April 2015

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Other than the cash prizes and the scholarship the winners will get an exclusive session to discuss their business with Villgro mentors, the chance to be incubated by Villgro and receive Rs 65 lakh funding, hands-on mentoring and talent support, connect to national and international networks.

More information about: Villgro

In the news: Module Innovations Pvt Ltd and Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd covered by The Economic Times

Mr. Sachin Dubey and Mr. Usman Khan of Module Innovations Pvt Ltd and Mr. Hrishikesh Mungi of Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd were covered by The Economic Times in their “Entrepreneurship” section. Both Module Innovations and Abhiruchi Probiotics are beneficiaries of “Lab2Mkt ” program of Venture Center.

The article focuses on scientists turning  entrepreneurs and taking their  research from labs to market through Venture Center’s early stage technology commercialization programs like “Lab2Mkt”,  along with aid from various funding agencies including “Biotechnology Ignition Grant” from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

More about the news can be read here

In the news: Ather Energy Pvt Ltd covered by various newspapers for clinching $1 million investment from Flipkart founders

Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have invested $1 million in Ather Energy Pvt Ltd. Ather Energy, an electric vehicle start-up  based out of the incubation cell  of IIT Madras focuses on designing high-speed electric two-wheelers for the Indian market.

Ather also raised $1 million in February this year from V Srinivas (founder, Aerospike) and the Technology Development Board, Government of India.

More about the news can be read at :

The Economic Times: Flipkart founders Sachin & Binny Bansal invest $1 mn in electric vehicle start-up Ather

NDTV Profit: Flipkart Founders Invest $1 Million in Electric Vehicle Start-Up Ather

The Hindu Business Line: Flipkart founders invest $1 million in electric vehicle start-up Ather

 

 

 

Mr. Gautam Morey of Sofomo and Swayam Sikshan Prayog have been awarded “Vodafone Mobile for Good” award

Mr. Gautam Morey of Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center and Swayam Sikshan Prayog, an ex-resident incubatee of Venture Center have been awarded at the “Vodafone Mobile for Good” award 2014 organized in Delhi on 17 November 2014!!

About Vodafone mobile for good award:
Mobile for Good Awards, a flagship initiative of the Vodafone Foundation in India supports emerging mobile solutions with transformational impact on the society. In 2011, the Vodafone Foundation introduced the ‘Mobile for Good‘ (M4G) Awards under the framework of the existing mBillionth award, instituted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in India. The awards recognised and supported four best practice NGOs/NPOs using mobile technology in the areas of m-health, m- education, m-governance and m-business inclusion in India, through crucial funding and mentorship.

More about the award can be found at : http://microsite.vodafone.in/mobileforgood/index.html

Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Private Limited has won second prize in poster presentation at IKMC 2014 organized by IKP Hyderabad

Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Pvt Ltd, a Lab2Mkt beneficiary of Venture Center has won second prize in the poster presentation (diagnostic), at the “International Knowledge Millennium Conference”( IKMC) 2014 organized by IKP Knowledge Park Hyderabad on November 3 & 4.

About IKMC:

As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every two years on a topic of global relevance in technology innovation to deliberate on global trends, and opportunities for India in that area, with key stakeholders and experts.

More about the event can be found here

Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Private Limited has won first prize in poster presentation and second prize in the lightning pitch at IKMC 2014 organized by IKP Hyderabad

Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center has won two prizes at the “International Knowledge Millennium Conference”( IKMC) 2014 organized by IKP Knowledge Park Hyderabad on November 3 & 4.

Mr. Gigras won,

1. First prize in the poster presentation on medical devices among 100+ innovators and startups  and,

2. Second prize in the lightning pitch where 20 entrepreneurs were to pitch their ideas.

About IKMC:

As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every two years on a topic of global relevance in technology innovation to deliberate on global trends, and opportunities for India in that area, with key stakeholders and experts.

More about the event can be found here