Sudip Chandra Gupta
The Academia Industry Training (AIT) India is an early-career development and market discovery programme for Swiss and Indian scientists looking to validate and convert their inventions into viable, marketable innovations. AIT is supported by the Swiss government’s State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI). It is mandated by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), which is the Leading House for South Asia and Iran. In Switzerland, it is managed by Venturelabs, while in India we at Swissnex manage and execute the programme.
For over ten years, AIT India has been supporting multiple Swiss and Indian scientists understand the market potential of their innovation across geographies and helped convert many of them into entrepreneurs. It has enabled them to transform their ideas into viable, successful products. Several of these innovations are in the market across multiple geographies, and AIT alumni have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs and mentors to other startups. AIT is also a great barometer of technological shifts, and has been successful in identifying impactful technologies in key sectors like energy and sustainability. In short, tech in AIT today is tech for the world tomorrow.