Leading House South Asia and Iran Academia-Industry Training: India


Event details

Date 05.08.2024
Category Conferences - Seminars
  • Application Deadline: 05.08.2024
  • Jury presentation: 29.08.2024 (online)
  • Kick-off and preparation camp: September 26–27, 2024 (Lausanne)
  • Trip to India: November 18–22, 2024
  • AIT Camp in Switzerland: February 4–7, 2025
The AIT India program is an innovation-based instrument of the Leading House South Asia and Iran, executed together with Swissnex in India and Venturelab as key program partners. Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the ZHAW is the Leading House for research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran.

By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research.

Being selected for this program offers researchers a unique opportunity to:
  • Develop a better understanding of the industry environment and establish connections and first partnerships in the untapped Indian market.
  • Access a wide network of peers, mentors and industry experts and acquire tools and skills to analyze the application of their research.
  • Boost the recognition of their innovation.
  • Connect to high-level researchers in their field from Switzerland and India.
  • Improve market application by validating your ideas with peers, experts and potential customers.
  • Engage with like-minded researchers and entrepreneurs from both, Switzerland and India and learn about their business practices.
  • Win up to CHF 10,000 to grow and internationalize your business. A total of CHF 20,000 will be granted to the 2 most promising projects.

We welcome applications from founding members of science-based Swiss start-ups with a high level of market potential. This program is open to:
  • Master’s students
  • PhD students
  • Postdocs
  • Young Researchers
from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, and universities of teacher education, as well as from research institutes and centers of technological excellence who are pursuing a concrete business opportunity based on their research.

How to apply:
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Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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