Early Translation Accelerator (ETA), is a programme under DIA, focusing on catalyzing transformation of young academic discoveries (publications/patents) with possible commercial and societal impact into economically viable ventures and technologies. Although commercialization of early stage technologies is an uphill task, adding the translational component to establish proof-of-concept validation is envisaged as a step towards attracting industry to takeup these validated and de-risked technologies further for development and commercialization.