19 September 2022 | News
With cash prizes and investment opportunities worth Rs 16 crore in store
National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) is being held for the sixth consecutive year by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) as part of the BREC – the BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre, established at C-CAMP in partnership with BIRAC.
NBEC 2022 has in store Rs 16 crore in cash prizes and investment opportunities for winners, unparalleled in any competition in India’s bio startup domain.
The competition was launched recently by Dr Vijay Chandru, Co-Founder & Director, Strand Life Sciences in presence of startups, several eminent industry partners and stakeholders from the ecosystem.
Dr Chandru was joined by Dr Alka Sharma, Senior Advisor, DBT and MD, BIRAC and Dr Manish Diwan, Head, Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC in formally releasing the competition poster and opening call for applications.
NBEC in the last five years has created a steady pipeline of innovative technologies with demonstrated commercial potential, that address India’s most formidable challenges in healthcare, agriculture and environment. This is a cohort of ~200 expert-vetted and hand-picked business ideas spanning all sub-domains of Life Sciences, with special focus on emerging areas like digital health, maternal & child health, Antimicrobial Resistance, water and sanitation, green chemistry, and personal care.