Talk by Dr Premnath on “An Introduction to Innovation Funding from BIRAC for Academics and Researchers” | 10th Nov | 2.30 pm


Organised by:

Supported by:
Venture Center, BIRAC, NBM

About the event: 

Introduction and understanding of Promoting Academic Research Conversion to Enterprise (PACE) schemes for Academic researchers.

PACE scheme has two components as below:

 1. Academic Innovation Research (AIR):
The objective of Academic Innovation Research (AIR) scheme is to promote development of Proof-of-concept (PoC) for a process/product by academia with or without the involvement of industry/LLP

 2. Contract Research Scheme (CRS):
Contract Research Scheme (CRS) aims at validation of a process or prototype (developed by the academia) by the industrial partner/LLP


Premnath Venugopalan, PhD
Head, NCL Innovations, CSIR-NCL, Founder Director, Venture Center

About the speaker: 
Dr Premnath is currently Head, NCL Innovations at CSIR-NCL and Founder Director, Venture Center (a leading inventive enterprises and deep tech incubator).  Dr Premnath is a technologist, innovation and incubation manager, startup mentor and a co-founder of 2 medtech startups. His journey in technology development and commercialization began with a breakthrough material for hip and knee joint replacements that he co-invented that has been implanted in more than a million patients worldwide. He is an alumnus of MIT in the US, IIT-Bombay and has been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Scholar in Cambridge, UK.

Date: 10th November 2021, Wednesday

Time: 2.30-3.30 pm via Online platform

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Please note: The online session is free but the prior registration is mandatory. The registered attendees will be sent the link to join the online session a day prior to the seminar.