Academia-Industry Training India 2024

Innovation Open Call 5 Aug 2024 India LH South Asia and Iran
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Open Call
5 Aug 2024
LH South Asia and Iran

The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) India program is aimed at young researchers and founding members of science-based Swiss start-ups who are looking to discover the market potential of their applied research project in India and to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

The AIT India program 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.


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 and young researchers from Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences, and universities of teacher education, as well as from research institutes and centres of technological excellence who are pursuing a concrete business opportunity based on their research.


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 internationalise their ventures.

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