Academia-Industry Training

The Academia-Industry Training (AIT) Programme aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of young researchers and future entrepreneurs (« scientrepreneurs« ) from Brazil, India and Switzerland and to improve the business case of their applied research. The programme provided them with knowledge and tools for establishing their start-up or partnerships with the industry. Participants reinforce their links with experts and key stakeholders from Switzerland, Brazil and India.

During each AIT cycle, a business-case preparation in Switzerland was followed by a week-long training session in Brazil or India. Each cycle closed with a final camp in Swizerland and the awarding of the AIT Innovation Grant, which amounted from CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000 for the most innovative projects.

Winners of the AIT Innovation Grant 2014-2016: click here for more information on the winning projects.