Innovation Advisory

Ideas. Innovation. Impact.

Sathguru believes in the power of innovation. We understand that it is a key driver of social, economic and corporate growth. We cherish playing our part in helping you transform your idea into impact and success. For the past thirty years, Sathguru has been focused on advancing innovation, be it to drive corporate competitive advantage and shareholder returns or to achieve the developmental objective of improving quality of life. Given the evolving nature of the innovation landscape, we believe that the history of our engagement provides us invaluable learnings. We have worked with all stakeholders of the innovation ecosystem and have also been involved in shaping several key policies to foster the innovation ecosystem.

  • History of successful transactions, holistic insights provided by breadth of engagement across the innovation ecosystem:
    We understand the challenges involved at every stage of the innovation lifecycle and appreciate the perspective of other stakeholders. Innovation is never in a silo. The breadth of our engagement expands possibilities for the value we can create for our clients.

    We combine complementary strengths in science, strategy and finance:
    Sathguru’s unique combination of expertise in science, strategy, IP and regulations allows us to seamlessly combine these complementary disciplines to develop solutions that are holistic and operationally effective.

    Depth of engagement
    Our International presence helps us identify early on technology access opportunity from otherwise discrete ventures and also maintain a robust network of global licensees. Our experience of more than two decades in transferring technology into emerging markets; assisting enterprises in leveraging innovation to drive success; and steering innovation for public good gives us the lessons that cannot be learned any other way in this evolving space

  • Strategic advisory :

    • Innovation strategy

    • Techno-commercial feasibility

    • Portfolio optimization

    • IP strategy

    Transaction advisory :

    • Technology landscaping

    • Technology scouting

    • Technology acquisition – in-licensing, co-development and other access models

    • Technology evaluation

    • Technology commercialization – out-licensing, co-development, strategic marketing partnerships

    • Royalty audit and post license support.

    Innovation financing and valuation

    • Non-dilutive financing – grants and other sources

    • Dilutive financing – angel, venture capital, strategic partnerships

    • Valuation and techno-commercial due-diligence

    Venture handholding and entrepreneurial development

    Innovation policy and ecosystem development

    Technology and innovation led international development

  • • Scouted and sourced a technology from an Ivy League University in the US for an Indian seed company aiming to address climate change and food security requirements of the developing world

    • Helped transfer a vaccine technology from the US into India for an entrepreneurial debut venture that grew into an Indian biopharmaceutical major and became a keystone for the biotechnology industry in South Asia

    • Created a framework for IP Protection and Technology transfer for India’s tertiary agricultural council under the Ministry of Agriculture that is currently implemented in the country

    • Carried out research & IPR review of a large Indian seed company to identify technological gaps and facilitate technology access that revitalized the organization’s product portfolio enabling it to emerge among top 3 seed companies in India

  • Assessing preparedness in India for certain emerging vaccines

    Technology access for several emerging veterinary vaccines for a leading veterinary vaccine company

    Limited due-diligence of an IVF clinic chain on behalf of a PE Fund contemplating investment

    Market entry strategy and business plan for human vaccines for a biotech company

x