Academia Industry Training (AIT) Programme

The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) is a joint initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Switzerland and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. AIT aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.

The program is mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to ZHAW ‘Leading House’. It is co-organized with venturelab, swissnex India, Department of Science and Technology (DST)SINE IIT Bombay.

Objective :

  • Promoting the researchers’ contacts & collaboration with the industry in order to promote the market application of their high-level research.
  • Providing tools, information and mentors for promising researchers from the two countries (Switzerland, and India) with an entrepreneurial spirit and an idea to bringing their research into the market and becoming entrepreneurs, as well as networking among them to foster new partnerships and collaborations, as well as with potential funding partners.

AIT 2017-18 Winners.