OJAS PEP Program is for scientists completing their Ph.D.s and wanting to pursue an entrepreneurial career. The program offers post-doctoral training focused on building a solution (device, app, digital tool) to address problems in disease detection, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, monitoring or wellness.
The scientist will need to select a professor from IIIT, who will guide the work. The Ph.D. supervisor of the candidate can also be a collaborator for the project if the product idea is based on the candidate’s thesis work. A stipend will be provided for 12 months and can be extended to another 12 months.
At the end of this period, the scientist is expected to incorporate a company and take the product forward. Seed funding up to Rs 25 lakhs will be available to the company upon incorporation. In parallel, the entrepreneur will have access to a network of investors through Ojas, to raise equity capital.
We invite applications from candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis. Applications are accepted throughout the year.