International Centre for Technological Innovations is a research organisation conducting ground-breaking research, and carrying out multi-disciplinary activities in the field of science and nation building. Our research is action oriented and we are committed to engaging with the beneficiaries of our research in order to foster the social and economic impact of our work. Our projects are implemented in partnership with stakeholders from the academia, industry, public, private, and civil society sectors. We have a clear focus on early career researchers, for whom we offer the best support and research environment in which to develop extraordinary career opportunities nationally and internationally. To develop the next generation of researchers and innovators we provide multidisciplinary research training with exposure to new ideas, technologies, skills and travel opportunities.
Research Scholar’s Programme
International Centre for Technological Innovations invites applications from talented graduates to join our Research Scholar’s Programme. We are looking for people passionate about research, technology transfer, developing new products and building new ventures in collaboration with innovators, research organisations, and industry. This initiative aims to provide young engineers and science graduates opportunities to build careers in technology commercialisation and innovation management.
Applications for Research Scholars are invited in following sectors:
Technologies for Agriculture
Water and Food Processing
Big Data and AI
Internet and Communication Technology
Duties and Responsibilities
Source technologies and products from research institutes, startups and innovators.
Develop business strategies for new technologies.
Assessment of research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or spin out.
Patenting or otherwise protecting novel inventions.
Conducting thorough market research and customer evaluation.
Technically assist in product development.
Build partnerships and identify early adopters for commercialisation.
Drafting and negotiating agreements for cooperative research and development, technology transfer, partnerships, etc.
Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or science
Excellent English language skills (writing and speaking)
Knowledge and technical skills
Leadership capacity and management skills
Self-starter with ability to complete tasks independently
Duration: 3 months (starts in June)
Location: Kerala (includes travel within India)
Companies and organisations need skilled leaders and technology professionals who can develop new products, commercialises intellectual properties and build technology ventures. After completing the programme, over 70% of our previous graduates received admissions to Master’s degree in UK, Europe, USA with scholarship. 20% graduates started career in multinational companies in research and technology management roles. About 10% students started hi-tech companies.
Training, Fees and Scholarship
Research Scholar’s Programme is a rigorous academic programme, training recent graduates in new product development, innovation management and technology commercialisation. The programme focuses on practical application of concepts through real-world industrial projects in collaboration with research labs, startups and companies. At the end of programme Research Scholars will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Management. The tuition fee for the programme is Rs One lakh. Selected candidates will be offered scholarship covering the entire fee amount.
The schedule of application/selection process is:
Online Application Opens
18 February 2019
Online Application Closes
4 March 2019
17 March 2019
Exam Result Declaration
25 March 2019
8 – 12 April 2019
Research Scholar's Programme Starts
How to Apply?
We accept only online application. The application fee is Rs 700 (non-refundable). Click the button below to pay application fee and submit online application. Last date to submit application is Monday 4 March 2019