SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNEST

Introduction

GLOBAL BIO-INDIA ROAD SHOW 2019

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and BIRAC are organizing Global Bio-India 2019  from 22-23rd November 2019 at Aerocity, New Delhi. In support to this BIRAC has requested all its BioNEST partners for organizing Road Shows (at least one each) across the country. SIIE-SRISTI BioNEST being a BIRAC BioNEST has decided to organise a workshop on 22nd October 2019 at AMA Ahmedabad.

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SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNEST is a business incubator, an entity funded by BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India), where innovations based on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, traditional knowledge, innovations at the grassroots level, innovations by university students and even children are supported for successful product development and commercialization. We support innovations from both formal and informal sectors. The incubator caters to sectors like biotechnology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, food technology, medical science and technology, nanotechnology, pharmacy, rural development and allied areas.

 

The SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNEST people work in collaboration with famous institutions like Sristi Lab, Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN), and National Innovation Foundation (NIF) amongst others.We pool student ideas (information of about 184, 000 student projects is already available at Techpedia.sristi.org), traditional knowledge and practices from across the country through ‘Sodhyatras’, ‘Sattvic’ traditional food festival, analysis We organize Biotechnology Innovation Ignition School (BIIS) and Gandhian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) awards where more than 1500 young biotechnology-based innovators display their creative ideas and products. These early stage innovations have high potential and they need handholding and incubation support to take their product to the market. Moreover, the innovations at Techpedia, a dedicated database of frugal innovations, have huge potential to be implemented as solutions to problems.We, SRISTI-Innovations, have signed MOUs with reputed national and international research institutions, labs, industries and public systems. Joint initiatives have been organized with the following: BIRAC-DBT, IMTech, UNICEF, IITB, USAID, JKUAT, TUFE-China, ILO, JSW, 3M, HelpAge India, CamaleonteOy Ltd. SRISTI Innovations has successfully developed several herbal medicines based on traditional knowledge and practices. Thus, SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNEST is the best place to nurture, support entrepreneurs in their journey to success. 

Mission statement

The bioincubator will promote technology and innovation driven start-ups and follow a virtual incubation model providing in situ and ex situ incubation. In situ incubation will be for grassroots innovators providing them support at their existing locations. Mentorship on diverse needs of the incubatees, like business planning, mapping skill and technology gaps, fabrication, IPR etc. will be provided. 

Facilities at BioNEST

  • Microbiology: A dedicated microbiology lab is available for bacterial, plant, agricultural, veterinary, food technology studies.
  • Molecular biology: DNA/ RNA extraction work, Polymerase Chain Reaction for nucleic acid amplification, Gel-documentation system etc. are available for the incubatees.
  • Cell culture: Plant and animal culture facility is available.
  • Phytochemistry and herbal medicine formulation facility: This facility can be utilized for the development of herbal products.
  • Mentoring with advisory committee:We have the best advisors in our panel who have decades of experience in top-notch institutions of India and abroad.
  • Business networking and marketing support: We have a well spun network of investors, marketing agencies and manufacturers who are always ready to help deserving entrepreneurs in expanding their businesses.
  • Intellectual Property Protection: We have a panel of seasoned patent lawyers who can guide the incubatees in protecting their innovations.

Instruments available

Atomic absorption spectroscopy, flame photometer, Muffle furnace, Colony counter, Orbital incubated shaker, Rotary vacuum evaporator, Water distillation unit, Soxhlet apparatus, Kjeldahl apparatus, Rotary evaporator, Lyophiliser, HPTLC, HPLC, GC, AAS, Autoclave, Hot air oven, LAF, Biosafety cabinet, Fermenter, Incubation room, BOD Incubator, COD Incubator, Refrigerated Centrifuge, ELISA, PCR Machine, Gel Documentation machine, Walk-In Cold Room, -50º, -20º & 4º C Refrigerators and several other machines and equipment.

Advisory Panel of BioNEST

Name Designation Address
Prof. Anil Kumar Gupta Founder, honey bee network, Coordinator, SRISTI, GIAN, and EVC, NIF

visiting faculty, IIMA & IITB

AES Boy’s Hostel Campus

Nr. Gujarat University Library and SBI Bank

Navrangpura

Ahmedabad-380 009

India

Dr Anil Koul

 

Director CSIR-IMTECH,Mohali,Chandigarh
Dr Kiran Kalia

 

Director National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research- Ahmedabad

Opp Airforce Station, Palej, Gandhinagar 382355, Gujarat, India.

 

Dr Mrutyunjay Suar Director, School of Biotechnology Director, School of Biotechnology, KIIT University

Director R&D, KIIT University &

CEO, KIIT-Technology Business Incubator

Dr.Mahesh Chhabria Principal Principal,

L. M. College of Pharmacy,

Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009.

Gujarat, INDIA

Dr Manish Diwan Head,SPED SPED,BIRAC,New Delhi
Dr.Jitendar Sharma CEO AMTZ, Hill No. 2, IT Park

Madhurwada, Distt Visakhapatnam,

Pin- 530045

Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr Nirmal S Sahay Advisor-SRISTI Bilodara, Mansa, Gandhinagar
Dr.Vipin Kumar Director National Innovation Foundation,Grambharti,Amrapur,

Gandhinagar

Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee Mission Director                                             Program Management Unit,Programme Management Unit (DBT-BIRAC-BMGF-Wellcome Trust), Wellcome Trust
Prof.Amit Karna                                             

 

 

Professor Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Wing 13, Room H

IIM Campus

Vastrapur, Ahmedabad

INDIA – 380 015

 

Prof. Debi P Sarkar Professor;
Director (Biological Sciences)
IISER, Mohali
Knowledge city, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306
Dr.Shashi Bala Singh Director Director,NIPER,Hyderabad
Dr Rakesh Mishra Director Centre for Cell and Molecular Biology,
Habsiguda, Hyderabad

Mentor Panel of BioNEST

Name Designation Address
Dr C J Shishoo Emeritus Professor  
Dr Rakesh Rawal H.O.D Department of Biochemistry & Forensic

Science, Gujarat University

Dr Charu Jain (LJ) H.O.D “Assistant Professor (HOD)

Department of Biotechnology

L. J. Institute of Applied Sciences.

Ahmedabad

Dr.V.M Katoch NASI-ICMR Chair on Public Health Research, Former Secretary, Department of Health Research,

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

Director General,  Indian Council of Medical Research

 

Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur

B-16, Govind Marg, Raja Park, Jaipur-302004 (Rajasthan)

Dr Jitendar Sharma CEO AMTZ, Hill No. 2, IT Park
Madhurwada, Distt Visakhapatnam,
Pin- 530045
Andhra Pradesh, India
Dr Keyur Buch Surgeon CIMD Hospital Ahmedabad India.
Fellow, British Orthopaedic Association, UK.
Dr Amit Dinda Professor AIIMS,Nw Delhi
Dr S K Maulik Professor Department of Pharmacology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi 110029
Dr Mamta Shah Head

 

Dept. of Pharmacognosy,

L. M. College of Pharmacy,

Ahmedabad

Dr Subhash Rajpurohit                                   

 

Assistant Professor 284, Division of Biological & Life Sciences,

Ahmedabad University,

Central Campus,

Navrangpura, Ahmedabad,

Gujarat, India

Prof. Debi P Sarkar Professor;
Director (Biological Sciences)
IISER, Mohali
Knowledge city, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306

BioNEST Incubatee

“Barley Water”
Mr. Ashok Upadhya
Website: www.barleywater.in

“Barley water” is a known brand in Ahmedabad. This business was started with the concept of producing barley water. “Barley water” company also provides various other instantly made fresh natural health drinks like ‘Panch-amrut’, ‘Jaljeera’, ‘Blue berry’ etc.

 

Barley water has various health benefits. It acts as a diuretic and helps in flushing out toxins from body through urine. It is a non-alcoholic beverage and has similar health benefits as that of beer. This could be an interesting concept in dry states of India.

“Brook & Bloom”
Mr. Yash Bhatt
Mr. Arjun Thakkar

There are approximately 600,000 religious places in India with 2,000 in Ahmedabad itself. This city generates approx 20,000 Kg of floral waste every day. Once discarded in rivers it causes severe water pollution. Brook and Blooms people have developed an interesting method of preparing fertilizer from this kind of floral waste. The method is effective for organic agriculture (Flower cultivation) as well. The company plays an important role in waste management and reduction of water pollution.

“Vaishali Hair Treatment”
Mrs. Vaishali Mehta
 

Vaishali Hair treatment range consists of 4 types of treatment which has been done using 4 different types of hair packs made by Ms. Vaishali Mehta. These formulations are 100% natural and effective on hair problems especially for white hair. She has packaged hair oil, hair wash soaps (2 varieties- Shikakai and Neem) and natural hair coloring powders. Vaishali hair treatment products are natural with no added colors or preservatives.

 

Vaishali Mehta is a single mother who is true representation of women empowerment. She overcame family problems and became an entrepreneur. It teaches us to become independent and move forward in life. She conceived the idea of hair treatment when she gave birth to her daughter with hair problems. Now she has established her formulations for various hair problems. Today she has a solid customer base that comes to her frequently for beauty treatment and products.

 

“KAPS Care”
Mrs. Hiral Parikh
Mrs. Pratibha Mathwara

Chemical free herbal hair products and other beauty products like H Grow (Hair pack, Shampoo, Hair oil, Face and body pack, Aloe Vera gel moisturizer (Turmeric & Saffron, Rose, Aqua ) and Shower Gel are the specialty of “KAPS Care”.

 

“KAPS Care” claims pure herbal and chemical free H Grow hair pack. There are several secret ingredients which is confidential and cannot be disclosed by them for any possible misuse. Their customer’s positive feedback is their biggest strength.

 

“Algallio Biotech”
Mrs. Amee Patel
Website: https://algalliobiotech.business.site

The ‘Algallio Biotech’ people are working on blue-green microalgae, Spirulina. The company has a range of Spirulina-based products like Spirulina capsule, powder, tablet. Another instant health drink powder ‘Ocean Mist’ which is made up of lyophilized powder derived from coconut water and Spirulina powder is also gaining popularity in the market. The company is also manufacturing several Spirulina-blended soups to meet current market demand.

 

“Mom’s Café”
Mrs. Neela Nagar
Miss. Krishna Nagar

“Mon’s Café” is specialized in making Farali Food products with a special ‘Atta’ by replacing regular ‘maida’ (Fine wheat flour). This atta is mainly used in making fasting foods that are consumed during fasting. Other Gluten-free daily consumable bakery food items are also available.

 

The special ingredient of her product is a flour which is a mixture of Moraiya (Echinochloa colona, commonly known as jungle rice, is a type of wild grass originating from tropical Asia.), Rajgira (amaranth grain) and Sabudana (Sago).

FAQ's

01. Why SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNESThas been setup?

SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s BioNEST is a business incubator, an entity funded by BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. Of India), where innovations based on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, traditional knowledge, innovations at the grassroots level, innovations by university students and even children are supported for successful product development and commercialization. We support innovations from both formal and informal sectors. The incubator caters to sectors like biotechnology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, food technology, medical science and technology, nanotechnology, pharmacy, rural development and allied areas.The bioincubator will promote technology and innovation driven start-ups and follow a virtual incubation model providing in situ and ex situ incubation. In situ incubation will be for grassroots innovators providing them support at their existing locations. Mentorship on diverse needs of the incubatees, like business planning, mapping skill and technology gaps, fabrication, IPR etc. will be provided.  

 

02. What are the activity domains of SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s Bio-NEST?

We support incubatees whose ideas or products fall under areas like Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food technology, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Veterinary sciences, Bio-medical science, nanotechnology, Environmental science and allied subjects. The web link: http://www.sristi.org/bionest/has more details.

 

03. What are the services SRISTI Innovations-BIRAC’s Bio-NEST can provide?

We provide the incubatees with mentoring, business networking, office space, lab facility etc as per the business/ project requirements. Our centre is specialized in giving multi-dimensional support to the incubatees. We help our incubatees in setting up their businesses by:
Identification of correct product / process
Product/ Process development
Manufacturing plant designing andappropriate machinery selection
Vendor network development
Also, we help in plant site selection, installation of machinery, technology transfer and training. 
We help current businesspersons in making their products more competitive,while considering items like quality, pricing, process modification, waste reduction and value addition.

 

04. What is the “Service Package” provided to incubatee?

Service package depends on the requirements of the incubatees and their business plan. SRISTI Innovations BIRAC’S BioNEST provides customised service package to the incubatees after considering all aspects of the entrepreneur. Our experts will help the incubatees in idea refinement for product/ process selection, product development, plant set up, market research, networking with quality testing labs etc. We provide the incubatees with physical office space, cafeteria and conferencing facility, business networking, shared resources, technical support at nominal costs.

 

05. Who can apply to be an incubatee?

Grassroots innovators with brilliant ideas/products, Business personswho have already established their business but require assistance for legal compliance/ quality control/business development, students/persons who have innovative, ‘out of the box’ project ideas but require assistance to start their business, business persons who require a platform for networking and need specialized mentoring,can apply to become an incubatee.

 

06. How is an incubatee inducted?

Incubatee selection process varies depending upontheir business model, mission, vision, future plan and social impact of their businesses.Our expert review committee evaluates the incubatee’s idea/product/ process and then takes its decision. The selection process is always incubatee friendly.

 

07. Time period for which an incubatee can be assisted?

The incubatee will be assisted for one year from the date of the signing of the MoU between Innovations BIRAC’s BioNEST and the entrepreneur/ innovator. However, the agreement can be extended on mutually agreed terms and conditions.

 

08. Where is SRISTI-BIRAC’s Bio-NEST located?

Currently, SRISTI Innovations BIRAC’s BioNEST is located in Gujarat University AES Boys hostel campus, near university library, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380009, Gujarat, India.

 

09. Who should be contacted to become an incubatee?

You can use the following contact details to take your first step in becoming our business incubatee.

E-mail: bionest@sristiinnovations.com
Phone: 09879004079
For more details and updates please follow http://www.sristi.org/bionest/