Venture Center wins National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 for Incubation Centres

The National Entrepreneurship Awards is a prestigious National Award that has been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to encourage outstanding entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders

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Pune: The Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India has selected Pune-based Venture Center, the technology business incubator hosted by the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory for the National Entrepreneurship Award 2019 in the category of Incubation Centres.

The Venture Center received the award on 9th November 2019 at the hands of Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and other cabinet ministers, prominent entrepreneurs, senior government officials, industry, mentors, credit agencies, incubators, academia and young students from across the country.

The National Entrepreneurship Awards is a prestigious National Award that has been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to encourage outstanding entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders. It is awarded annually following a nationwide call. The 2019 edition is the fourth such call.

This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of Venture Center in building a rich ecosystem for entrepreneurs and developing a successful incubation program for supporting start-ups.

On the occasion of the award, Dr V Premnath, Director , Venture Center said “ The Venture Center is grateful for this recognition which is a recognition for all the team members, board members, mentors, well-wishers, entrepreneur, all the members of Venture Center’s innovation ecosystem who have worked collectively to nurture the start-ups that we can all be proud of”

Venture Center has previously been the recipient of National Award for TBIs in 2015 and Asian Association of Business Incubator’s “Incubator of the year” Award in 2018.

Venture Center is India’s top Inventive Enterprises Incubator that has worked with 450+ entrepreneurs to date.

Claiming to be India’s largest science business incubator hosting 75+ resident startups, Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology start-ups offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences and engineering. It is the trademark of Entrepreneurship Development Center, a not-for-profit company hosted by the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.