Pune: The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), the deemed university of the defence research and development organisation, has opened its door for entrepreneurship and startup programmes as part of its Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC) policy.
DIAT has framed IIC policy and is promoting faculty members and alumni to launch startup companies on the DIAT campus. The idea is to develop indigenous solutions for various technological challenges within the country. The IIC-DIAT hosted its first company on campus — Navyukti Innovations Private Limited.
The company is led by Sangeeta Kale of DIAT along with medical professionals, market experts and DIAT alumni. Navyukti mainly works on development of bio-medical devices, drug delivery vehicles and advanced sensors. The company was inaugurated by-vice chancellor CP Ramanarayanan.
“Under the IIC-DIAT policy, our endeavour is to establish and promote entrepreneurship and start-up centres in the field of futuristic technologies, in addition to defence technology. The policy aims to engage students and faculty in IIC activities,” Ramanarayanan said.