Group Immersion Programs

The Group Immersion program-a full day workshop is meant to help leadership of organizations and senior administrators/managers understand and learn about incubators in sufficient detail to be able to take decisions. Through the program, Venture Center is happy to share its learning relating to technology and business incubation, and support the entrepreneurship promotion/awareness creation activities of an upcoming incubator. The comprehensive learning program will help managers of new incubation centers structure their programs into effective ecosystems that would play a critical role in long term sustenance and functioning of an incubator.

End point of this workshop: Go home with an understanding of the processes involved in running an incubator.

Features of this program:

  • The target audience for this program: Senior leadership/ top-level managers/ administrators of organizations; Vice-Chancellors; Directors; Heads of Departments; Faculty In-charge for Incubation/ IP/TT/ Industrial Liaison etc
  • Typical workshop outline
    • Tour of Venture Center  
    • Talks and discussions
    • Q&A sessions
    • Open house


Open to all

Terms and conditions:

  • The incubation team will announce group immersion workshop as an when it is scheduled. Interested persons can apply for the workshop using the registration forms given in the announcement mailers. Usually, service is on a First-Come-First Serve basis for group of 15 organizations per immersion workshops.
  • Maximum of one person per organization at a time will be allowed to participate in the immersion programs. Any additional person interested to attend the program will be separately charged.
  • Photography of incubatee offices and labs is not allowed.
  • Visitors are expected to respect the privacy of incubatee companies.

Fees and payment terms:

  • Non-profit academic and R&D organizations:
    • Workshop charges: Rs 2000/- per organization with maximum of one person from each organization.
    • Additional person /organization : Rs 2000/-
  • Industry related entities (both for profit and non-profit): Ask for quote
  • Individuals: Ask for quote
  • Advance payments only.


Discounts and special announcements:

Venture Center shall be offering the Group Immersion Program at 100% discount for three BIRAC nominees/ year during the duration 1 April 2018-31 March 2021. This will be for organizations planning to set up and operate a BioIncubator under BIRAC’s BioNest program or allied programs.


Getting started:

  • Fill up the online registration forms in the announcement mailers
  • We usually respond within 2 days
  • Make payments, as applicable
  • Dates are confirmed over email.
  • Please visit Venture Center at the allotted date and time.

Upcoming event:

Group Immersion Program: For managers of new incubation centers | Friday-Saturday | 11-12 November 2022 | Time: 0900-1700| Flyer|Outline |Register here

Past beneficiaries of this program:

Group immersion program beneficiaries in FY 2022-23
DPSRU Innovation and Incubation Foundation, New Delhi
VIT-TBI, Vellore
SRM Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre,Tamil Nadu
DERBI Foundation,Bangalore
AIC-Indian School of Business, Punjab
SPARKLE, TBI-GLA University, Mathura
BioNEST at IIT Jodhpur
BioNEST-BHU, Varanasi
MSMF-BioNEST, Bangalore
TechNovuus, ARAI, Pune
Vishwakarma University, Pune
G H Raisoni University, Saikheda
SINE, IITB, Mumbai
Sathyabama Technology Business Incubator, Chennai
Incubation Centre, IIT Patna, Patna
Sri Ramachandra Innovation Incubation Centre, TN
DPU Foundation for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Pune
RISE Foundation IISER-Kolkata, Kolkata
Moolji Jaitha College, Jalgaon
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
COEP’s Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Pune
SKUAST Kashmir
AIC Pinnacle, Pune
INDIRA group of Institution , Pune
AIC Banasthali, Newai, Rajasthan
KBCNMU Center for Innovation, Incubation and Linkages, Jalgaon
Beneficiaries in FY 2021-22
Attendee organizations on 26th-27th October 2021
Centre for Medical innovation and Entrepreneurship at AIIMS, New Delhi,
Savli Technology Business Incubator, Vadodara
Atal incubation Center, Banasthali Vidyapith,
Bionest, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
SCTIMST TIMed, Thiruvananthapuram
Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, Bangalore
Automotive Research Association of India, Pune
TIDES Bio-incubator, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee
Yenepoya Technology Incubator, Mangaluru
Attendee organizations on 22nd-23rd June 2021
Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration
North-Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus
Yenepoya University, Mangaluru
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Chandigarh group of colleges
Vellore institute of Technology TBI, Vellore
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
AKS University, Satna, MP
OFB JGM, Ambernath
Pune International Centre, Pune
Beneficiaries in FY 2020-21:
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
IIT Madras Bioincubator
Startups Valley TBI, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering
Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute
J N N College of Engineering
Indigram Labs Foundation
VIT Chennai
Army Institute of technology
CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology
University Innovation Cluster- Biotechnology
Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University
Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University
Dept of microbiology univ of delhi south campus
Marathwada Accelerator for Growth and Incubation Council (MAGIC),CMIA
AIC-MIT ADT Incubator Forum,Pune
Startups Valley BioNEST TBI, Amal Jyothi College of engineering, Kanjirappally
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
Zone Startups India
Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre
VIT Technology Business Incubator
Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University
Savli Technology and Business Incubator
IIT Delhi
Wadhwani Foundation
Reva University
Manipal Universal Technology Business Incubator
Symbiosis International Deemed University
Bharat Rapier Loom & Attachment
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University Pune
Mizoram University Incubation Centre
Sushruta MedTech Innovation Labs and Enabler
Bhartiya Skill Development University Jaipur
BITS BIRAC BioNEST, BITS, Pilani K. K Birla Goa Campus
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
K-tech NAIN District Innovation Center. SDM College of Engineering & Technology Dharwad
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University
AnkurGECA Incubation Centre Foundation
Atal Incubation Centre – CCMB 
NIPER Guwahati 
SGGS College Of Engineering and Technology Alumni association
Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nanded
Deshpande Startups
Attendee organizations in FY 2019-20:
Technology Business Incubator Graphic Era University, Uttarakhan
LVPEI Center for Innovation, Hyderabad
Sir Parashurambhau College Pune
Government College of Engineering, Aurangbad M.S.
Sinhgad College of Pharmacy
S. B. Patil College of Engineering, Indapur, Pune
TBI,University of Mumbai
Attendee organizations in FY 2018-19:
Regional Center for Biotechnology
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
University of Calcutta and IISER Kolkata
KIT’s College of Engineering (Autonomous), Kolhapur
AIC-MIT ADT Incubator Forum
TIMed, Trivandrum
KIIT, Bhubhaneshwar
BioNEST, University of Hyderabad
TIDES Business Incubator
Savli Technology and Business Incubator
PERD Bio-incubator
Atal Incubation Center-IISER Pune

Contact person for this program:

Soma Chattopadhyay
Head, Incubation & Mentoring
Venture Center
100, NCL Innovation Park
NCL Campus, Pashan
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune – 411008
Phone: 020-2586-5877