|Venture Center - Entrepreneurship Development Center
||The mission of the Venture Center (a not-for-profit independent company) is to nucleate and nurture technology and
knowledge-based enterprises. Key activities of the Venture Center shall include a) providing space, facilities and services
for new start-ups. (Includes shared labs for chemistry & materials science, physics & engineering, biology, prototyping
and fabrication, and analysis, b) creating the environment, building resources and making available opportunities for new
venture creation, and c) put in place mechanisms to make readily available & accessible know-how support, business support,
administrative support and financial support.
The Venture Center is expected to specialize in manufacturing companies in the areas of biomedical products and devices,
niche chemicals and nano-materials, specialty materials science products for various sectors such as packaging,
infrastructure, automotives and lifestyle products, select biotech products and niche scientific instruments and tools,
and software and services companies in the area of process design and simulation, research and technology management
consulting, IP management services, information research/ resources and scientific intelligence services, and drug
|Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER-Pune)
||IISER-Pune is a premier academic and research institute funded by the Government of India dedicated to
professional science education leading to postgraduate and doctoral degrees. The NCL Innovation Park shall
be hosting IISER-Pune until they move into their new campus being planned adjacent to the NCL Innovation Park.
|National Repository of Molecules (NRM), NCL
||The NRM is an intra-preneurial venture of the National Chemical Laboratory. NRM aims to build a powerful physical
library of small molecules (leveraging NCL's strong research programme in organic chemistry) along with a complementing
library of research information relating to these molecules. If successful, this repository can be a significant resource
for new drug development and other activities always on the lookout for new and interesting molecules.
|Deepak Research and Development Foundation (DRDF)
||(2006-2007) DRDF is the research and development subsidiary of Deepak Nitrite Limited, the flagship company of the Deepak Group
of Industries. Deepak Nitrite is a leading Indian company in the fine chemicals space with product portfolios in colourants
and imaging chemicals intermediates, agrochemical intermediates, pharmaceutical intermediates, rubber chemical
intermediates, etc. DRDF and NCL are exploring areas of synergy relating to fine chemicals via homogeneous catalysis and
contemporary methods of organic synthesis. DRDF has now moved into its new premises in the outskirts of Pune.
Funding and supporters:
At this time, the development of NCL Innovation Park is fully funded by NCL through its internal accruals including
recycled earnings of the NCL Innovation Park.
In the news
- (February 10, 2010, TOI)DRDO plans techno park in Chennai
- (April 01,2010, India Express)CSIR Science Exhibition at NCL Innovation Park (1 - 3 April 2010)
- (May 29, 2009, NCL): CSIR Invention Award for School Chlidren (pdf,690 kb)
- (May 07, 2009, Indian Express): Now, a library dedicated to boost entrepreneurship (pdf,518 kb)