17 January 2023 | News
C-CAMP wins 3rd National Award from the Government of India
Bengaluru-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has won the National Award at the prestigious National Startup Awards 2022 as an Ecosystem Enabler from Startup India and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
In a prize ceremony to mark the National Startup Day 2023 and Innovation Week 2023 in New Delhi on 16th January, C-CAMP CEO and Director, Dr Taslimarif Saiyed received the award from Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Govt. of India.
Accepting the award on behalf of C-CAMP team, Dr Saiyed said, “India has emerged as one of the world’s largest and most dynamic startup ecosystems. C-CAMP looks to contribute to this phenomenal growth by nurturing more deep-science innovation and science-led entrepreneurship in the biosciences as a vehicle for both economic and societal impact. Our next aim is to help position India as the biotech innovation capital outside of the Global North.”
In the last decade, C-CAMP has positioned itself as India’s leading deep-science bio entrepreneurship ecosystem in India with several breakthrough innovations in healthcare, agriculture and environment. It has built a portfolio of 350+ startups and innovators across 34 states and UTs in India supported by funding, incubation and advancement programmes. It has invested up to Rs 80+ crore in these startups of which close to 100 have raised up to Rs 2000+ crore in follow-on funding at a cumulative valuation of over Rs 6000+ crore.
This is C-CAMP’s third National award after the National Award from Department of Science & Technology (May 2022) and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in 2017. The present award has been given by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and Startup India as an ecosystem enabler in the incubator category.