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Academic Ventures is a full-service technology commercialization company located in India.

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  • Corporate Profile
    Feb 2011
  • Academic Ventures
    Academic Ventures is a full-service technology commercialization company. It has deep connections with Indian academia and industry and offers:
    Technology Commercialization Services
    market evaluation, technology assessment, business development and go-to-market strategy and end-to-end technology commercialization
    Capacity Building Services
    helping Indian academic institutes liaise better with industry and create awareness, policy and systems around IP protection and commercialization
    Incubator Management Services
    helping Indian technology business incubators run in a more profitable manner by grafting best practices from leading incubator
  • Technology Commercialization Offerings
  • Technology Commercialization
    Helping Indian research reach its ultimate goal – the market
    Handholding inventors through the process of commercialization
    Four inter-linked offerings
    IP Potential Evaluation
    Business Evaluation
    Business Development
    IP Policy Handholding
    IP Policy Handholding
  • IP Potential Evaluation offering
    Key skills
    Deep understanding of technology
    Evaluation of applicability of an invention to varied business scenarios
    Understanding the technology, its potential benefits and the competing technology solutions for the usage envisaged by the innovator
    Undertake a qualitative evaluation of the value added by the invention to the product or the process affected by the invention
    Present an overview of the market for the invention identifying the potential geographies and industry segments to be most affected by the invention
    Result: Report based on real demo and feedback from end-users
    Creation of a decision point for making investments in the invention
  • Business Evaluation offering
    Key skills
    Quantifying the impact of an invention on an existing business
    Creation of estimated of market sizes
    Secondary research of the market landscape of the invention
    Primary research from the market sources to understand the value chain of the invention and its manufacturability
    Facilitation of tests, if required, to ascertain the competitive advantage provided by the technology to the process or product it impacts
    Developing a business model for manufacturing of the technology to evaluate the leverage provided by it to an existing product or a service organization
    Validation of the findings by leading industry experts
    Result: Report to prioritize target market segments
    Second decision point for investing further in the invention
    Outlining a future course of action
  • Business Development offering
    Key skills and resources
    Deep connections in the industry
    Understanding of business models to create a win-win partnership
    Using networks to establish preliminary contacts with industry
    Arranging for demoing the prototype invention
    Record the feedback and re-iterate the demo process
    Once an intent of purchase is received, develop an understanding of client business model
    Evaluate the impact of the invention on client business model
    Prepare a valuation estimate for the IP
    Negotiate the transfer and close the deal
    Result: Agreement for transfer of technology
    Paving the way to take an invention to the market by licensing or creation of a new business around it
  • IP Policy Handholding offering
    Key skills and resources
    Deep connections with India’s innovation ecosystem
    In-depth analysis of technology commercialization best-practices
    Conduction of periodic workshops for training the target audience in the process of commercialization
    Formation of a industry panel to ascertain the needs of the existing ecosystem through high-level Industry-Institute symposia
    Define policy objectives for the region/organization
    Design customized linkages with the elements of the ecosystem through model best-practices for technology commercialization in India
    Establish a helpline for supporting through the process of policy implementation for at least six months
    Result: Handholding through the process of organization-wide IP policy
    End-to-end program for creation of a next-generation Tech Transfer regime`
  • Projects Executed
    Client: CII (APTDC), Hyderabad
    IP Potential Evaluation study for an independent invention
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry
    Understanding of the invention, context of usage and applications
    Market research from user and manufacturer community
    Consolidation of inputs and making recommendations
    Successful award of next stage of funding
  • Projects Executed
    Client: Ministry of DONER/NEDFi, New Delhi
    Capacity building exercise for technology commercialization
    Assessing the needs of the entrepreneurship ecosystem
    Partnership with QAI and technology commercialization experts
    Publicity through NEDFI, IIT, FINER, NETPDC in Guwahati
    Workshop to be held in NEDFi House in Guwahati on March 26
  • Incubator Management Offerings
  • Incubator Management Offerings
    Helping Indian research reach its ultimate goal – the market
    Handholding inventors through the process of commercialization through the mode of new venture creation
    Three inter-linked offerings
    Incubator Business Model Creation
    Development of Startup Support Ecosystem
    Incubator Operations Management
  • Incubator Management Offerings
    Incubator Business Model Creation offering
    Key knowledge and skills
    Understanding of the specific needs of the institute or region
    Creation of a business plan
    Designing of a unique incubation program best suited to the region
    Development of Startup Support Ecosystem offering
    Key knowledge and resources
    Understanding of the role played by each player in the startup ecosystem
    Deep connections with the players in Indian context
    Design of policies and partnerships
    Tie-up of mutually beneficially partnerships with mentors, investors and universities in local region
    Increased chances of survival of incubatee companies
  • Incubator Operations Management offering
    Key knowledge and skills
    Deep understanding of the needs of startups
    Proven track-record of helping startups achieving their full potential
    Day-to-day management of operations of the incubator
    Profitable and sustainable manner of incubator operations
    Relieving academics from the responsibility of managing incubation programs
    Incubator Management Offerings
  • Projects Executed
    Client: Aegis Centre for Entrepreneurship
    Private incubator to be setup by entrepreneurs of prominence
    Aimed at setting up organization fuelling future growth of India
    Conceptualizing a unique incubation program
    Building a profitable business model
    Handholding in setting up a company, IT and necessary infrastructure
    Tying up with universities and ecosystem partners
    Representing to government for funding
    Setting up a business incubator from scratch
  • People
    Advisors and Executives
  • Advisors
    Sushanto Mitra
    CEO of Society of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay
    Director, Techcap India
    20+ years of experience in Sales, Consulting and investment banking
    Pradeep Gupta
    Chairman & Managing Director, Cybermedia India Limited
    Active angel investor and holds several important positions
    Tom Sopswith
    Former CEO of Imperial College Incubator, UK
    Advisor of Bio-tech Innovations Park being set up in Maharashtra
  • Executive
    Arpit Agarwal (Vice-President)
    Co-founder of Headstart Network (non-profit)
    India’s leading grass-root entrepreneurship support organization
    4 years experience in business development and consulting.
    Actively involved with IIT Bombay’s commercialization activities
    MBA (IIT Bombay), B.Tech (NIT Trichy)
  • Feel free to contact us!
    +91 85275 81275