C-CAMP kicks off 7th edition of National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition with Rs 15 Cr worth opportunities

04 March 2024 | News

Prize money of upto Rs 10 lakh for winners of student teams track and Rs 15 Cr including investment opportunity for startup track

National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC), India’s largest and the most prestigious national competition for bio entrepreneurs, a flagship event of Bengaluru-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), has kicked off its 7th edition.

NBEC aims to attract, identify and nurture deep science driven business ideas that address India’s most pressing societal challenges in new, innovative, and commercially viable ways. 

NBEC 2024 has in store Rs 15 crore in cash prizes and investment opportunities for winners, making it one of the biggest and most high-stakes platforms, in India’s bio startup domain. The competition was launched formally on 1st March, 2024 by opening call for applications. Deadline is 30th April.

Focus areas: include- Healthcare, Therapeutics, Vaccines, Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Digital Health including AI & ML, Maternal & Child Nutrition, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Agritech & Mol Bio, Al & ML in Agri, Food & Nutraceuticals, Environmental Biotech, Clean & Renewable Energy, Water & Sanitation, Industrial Biotechnology, Personal Care Products.

There will be 2 parallel tracks, one for startups, individuals and entrepreneurs in India and an exclusive one for aspiring student teams. Shortlisted finalists in both startup and student tracks will participate in a specially designed Entrepreneurship Development Boot Camp to inculcate important entrepreneurship development skills from top-of-the-line industry and academic mentors.

NBEC in the last six editions has created a steady pipeline of innovative technologies with demonstrated commercial potential, that address India’s most formidable challenges in healthcare, agriculture and environment.


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