The 2021 digital version of AIT India aims to transform high-level applied research into market applications. Entry is awarded on a competitive basis to select projects with entrepreneurial potential.
At AIT, selected participants learn, network and understand cultural and business contexts, international markets, foster new partnerships and collaborations and understand the market potential for their product.
AIT consists of two phases: an online training camp focusing on India, and a second training camp in Switzerland.
VentureLab and Swissnex in India are facilitating a full day preparation kick-off event, an online week focusing on India followed by a week in Switzerland including workshops, industry feedback and business meetings.
Stay tuned for the India Camp from 15-18 November 2021 and Swiss Camp from 6-9 December 2021.
Mai Sirry Elbassiouny
Balamurugan T Varadarajan
Space Cold Technology
Praveen Raj U S
The Happy Llamas
Ms. Divya Susan Varkey is an Intercultural Communications Trainer, Coach and Lecturer based in Den Haag, the Netherlands. She is certified by Hofstede Insights in Intercultural Communications Management and Organizational Culture and has double masters degrees in Intercultural Communications (Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland) and Communications (School of Communications, Manipal, India). She has trained executives and students from more than 50 different countries including CXO’s and high level managers on expatriate assignments in India, as well as the multicultural teams of several companies.
Ms. Nikita has been working with startups from different sectors, but mainly focuses on facilitating Health-tech startups. She has spearheaded a variety of engagements in business development, project management and operations, facilitating investments and partnerships, strategy, business modelling, market penetration, policy assessment, feasibility studies among others. She has experience in advising federal and state governments, private sector clients, global health corporations, multilateral and bilateral agencies such as United Nations Women and the DFID-United Kingdom.
Mr. Abhinav Pathak is an Investment Advisor currently working with Swiss Business Hub (SBH), the India based representation of the Swiss federal trade and investment promotion agency, Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). Prior to this, Abhinav has worked with the Government of Telangana across several initiatives including Clustered development approach (Hyderabad Pharma City, Telangana Medical Devices Park, Genome Valley 2.0), Biopharma initiatives (B-Hub and Cell & Gene Therapy Institute) and Digital Medicine Hub initiative among others.
Mr. Rakesh Rajiv is a Technology and management professional with over 10 years experience in Technology Business Incubation, Lifesciences Research, Marketing and Intellectual Property Law. Rakesh currently leads the incubation activities & external – national and international programs at SINE-IIT Mumbai (India’s permier Innovation Hub and accelerator), and has closely worked with 100+ startups (and counting). Prior to SINE, he was working with the Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) at two leading Universities in New Zealand.
Ms. Deepthi Ravula is the Founding CEO of India’s 1st & Only Physical incubator by Government for Women Entrepreneurship, WeHub. WeHub is truly a hub encompassing many fileds, including but not limited to Government Affairs, Corporate Relations , Policy Research, Development and Implementation, Economic Development & Trade, International Business Facilitation & Development.
Dr. Preet wears many hats: he is an MBBS specialising in pedaitrics, an MBA in finance from IIM-Indore, and pursing certification in CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst). He is an experienced Principal from Asian Healthcare ventures and the co-founder of Alkemi Venture Partners. He is also the Founder of Glamyo Health, an advanced healthcare company delivering a seamless experience for elective surgeries & cosmetic procedures.
Mr. Archit Kansal holds a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a specialization in International Business. Now as a part of Swissnex in India, he coaches and supports all Swiss Deeptech startups in their India Internationalization journey. Previously, he worked for more than 10 years as a strategy consultant in multiple Fortune 250 companies. He has cross functional experience in Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management.
Mr. Ravi Bhola, is a Biotechnology and Law Graduate with 20 years experience in patent law. At KnS partners, where he is the Patent Chair, he has handled filing and prosecution of several thousands of patent applications for clients in diverse areas of technology such as biotechnology, bioinformatics, software, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronics, communication, and mechanical.
AIT is one of the most successful running partnerships between the Indian and the Swiss governments - implemented by DST (Department of Science and Technology, India) till 2020 and SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Switzerland).
Explore how we bridge academia to industry and help researchers take the plunge into entrepreneurship, through this digital training camp in India and Switzerland.