Leading House South Asia and Iran: Academia-Industry Training (AIT) India 2024

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Transforming applied research into market application

Copyright Picture: Lisa Abraham @ Swissnex in India

Copyright Picture: Lisa Abraham @ Swissnex in India

What is the Academia-Industry Training India program?

The AIT India program is an innovation-based instrument of the Leading House South Asia and Iran at the ZHAW, executed with Swissnex in India and Venturelab as key program partners. It allows young scientists to validate their innovative concepts in direct contact with peers, experts and business representatives in Switzerland and India. The objective is to enable researchers to gain a better understanding of the potential market viability of their research concept and thereby allow them to refine their concept accordingly. In addition, it allows them to expand their international network and develop their own entrepreneurial skills.

The program consists of a two-day kick-off event and preparation in Switzerland, a week in India, and a week in Switzerland. Each edition accepts ten young researchers and awards CHF 10,000 to each of the two most promising projects to enable them to grow and internationalize their ventures.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from founding members of science-based Swiss startups with a high market potential. This program is tailored for Master’s students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, research institutes and centers of technological excellence who are pursuing a concrete business opportunity based on their research.

Application deadline: 5 August 2024

Information and application:


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