Ninth Programme on “Technology Led Entrepreneurship”

Venue: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, (IICT) Hyderabad

Dates: March 15 - 30, 2012


The objective of this programme is to inculcate the spirit of technological entrepreneurship amongst our Research Scholars to enable them to learn how to take knowledge based innovations through to a commercial outcome. The skills learned during the programme would help the scholars to enhance their expertise in technology commercialization and business development.

The programme also seeks to kindle the sprit of `intrapreneurship’ (Corporate Entrepreneurship) in the participants, through which they can take on entrepreneurial roles in large organizations in the course of their employment subsequent to completion of their doctoral programme.

Eligibility criteria for participants

  • Research Scholars [JRF, SRF, RA from Science & Engineering Stream] availing fellowships of any central agency [CSIR, UGC, ICMR, ICAR, DAE, DRDO, DST, DBT] working in Indian  universities and R & D organizations and having at least one year of research experience are eligible to apply for this programme.
  • Research Scholars working as Women Scientists under DST scheme and having at least one year of research experience are also eligible to apply for this programme.
  • GATE qualified M.Tech students, Project Assistants registered for Ph.D and Research Scholars working in externally funded project in CSIR Labs and having a minimum of one year of research experience are also eligible.

How to apply

Eligible Research Scholars willing to participate can download the Application Form and Recommendation Form. The filled in Application Form and Recommendation Form (complete in all respect) must be sent Through Proper Channel to:

Dr. Avinash C. Dwivedy,

Room No. 401

Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex,

Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012

Last Date

Application and Recommendation forms complete in all respect must reach to us on or before January 17, 2012.

Selection of the Participants

Since the seats are limited, the applications will be evaluated by the Screening Committee and candidates selected for participation will be informed accordingly. The decision of the Screening Committee will be final and no enquiry will be entertained in this regard.

Boarding & Lodging

Selected participants will be provided free boarding, lodging and course material during the programme. No registration Fee will be charged.


The expenses towards travel (from place of work to IICT Hyderabad and back) will be borne by the participants (either from their contingency research grant or through their respective organizations).

Participantion Certificate

The participants will be given a certificate of participation on successful completion of the programme. It is expected that the participants will be regular in attending the programme, and perform well in the weekly tests that will be conducted during the programme.

Important topics to be covered during the Programme:

· Technological Entrepreneurship: Key conceptual framework and Case studies

· Preparation of Business Plans

· Corporate entrepreneurship: Innovating in large organizations

· Finance & Accounts

· Going to market for technology and products

· Company Law and Commercial Knowledge for technological ventures

· Communication skills

· Intellectual Property Rights

· Thinking Strategically in technological ventures

· Motivation, team building, creativity and leadership

· Decision Analysis and Resource Management

· Economic Environment

· Technology-driven business opportunities

· Technology assessment and licensing

· Positioning of latest R&D technologies in the market

· Major hurdles / barriers in technology-driven ventures and their solutions

· Business plan presentations

Programme Faculty

The faculty for this programme are largely drawn from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.


For further details please contact:

Dr. Avinash C. Dwivedy

Programme Coordinator

Technology Led Entrepreneurship Programme

Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex,

Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012

Telephone No. 011-25841581