Technology innovation eco-system
NCL is continuously and actively engaged in further enriching the technology eco-system around itself. Key additions to the technology innovation eco-system around NCL include:
NCL is located in Pune city which is known for its rich innovation eco-system and track record in science and entrepreneurship. For those unfamiliar with Pune, the following are some key aspects of Pune’s innovation ecosystem:
- Entrepreneurial spirit:Home to several renowned business houses – Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, Kinetic Motors and the Firodias, Kirloskar group, Poonawalla group, Deepak group etc. Also home to several first generation entrepreneurs (ex: Pramod Chaudhari of Praj, Anand Deshpande of Persistent etc) and also entrepreneurs with science/technology backgrounds.
- Industrial strength and networks: Located in the heart of the highly industrial western belt of India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka). The western belt is especially strong in the manufacturing, chemicals, materials, energy, engineering and IT/ITES/ BPO sectors. Hub for the engineering industry in India. Emerging as an IT/ITES/KPO/BPO hub.
- Research and academic strength: Home to several research and academic institutions such as the National Chemical Laboratory, University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, National Institute of Virology, National Centre for Cell Sciences, NCRA of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, IUCAA etc. Home to several R&D centers of companies. (Click here for full list)
- Financial strength: Mumbai (2-hours from Pune) and Pune together are the largest contributors to the tax revenues of the country. Mumbai is the financial capital of India.