Applications Invited for National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition 2020

Applications Invited for National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition 2020

Organization: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

Event Duration: 15 Sep. 2020 - 07 Oct. 2020

Apply By: 07 Oct 2020

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About the Organization:

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) is a not-for-profit organization mandated to enable cutting-edge life science research and innovation, and promote life science entrepreneurship. They are India’s premier innovation and technology hub as well as one of the largest and most thriving life sciences incubators in the country. C-CAMP has directly funded, incubated and mentored over 150 start-ups over the last few years and is connected to about 1000 startups and entrepreneurs across the country in healthcare, agriculture and environment.

National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition 2020

Every year C-CAMP organizes National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC), a nationwide competition to attract, identify, and nurture bio-entrepreneurs working on novel and scalable business ideas with significant societal impact. Applicants compete for attractive cash prizes and investment opportunities.

First Launched in 2017, NBEC has emerged as a flagship platform for bio-entrepreneurs and innovators in India to showcase their deep science driven ideas and has created a great impact. It has brought to the forefront 25 exceptionally promising young entrepreneurs as winners who have grabbed the attention of investors, were featured in national and global media, and went on to win many other accolades.


The National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2020 is inviting path breaking, revolutionary, and scalable business ideas in the life sciences domain spanning:

  • Agri & Allied, including conventional plant breeding, tissue culture and micro-propagation, molecular breeding or marker assisted selection, genetic engineering and GM crops, molecular diagnostic Tools, soil Health and Digital Agricutlture; Animal Health including diagnostics, therapeutics, nutrition, and other sub-domains related to veterinary applications and other related sub-domains
  • Healthcare, including Diagnostics, Drug Discovery & Development of vaccines, therapeutics, biologics and plant based therapeutics. CRO/CMO/CRAMS.  Maternal & Child Health (MCH),
  • AMR - including Tb/Malaria, Covid-19, Rare and Neglected Diseases & other Infectious Diseases
  • Digital Health, including AI & ML, imaging, wearables, healthcare IT and other related sub domains
  • Medical Devices
  • Environment including Clean and renewable energy, biofuels, clean air, and other related sub-domains. Water & Sanitation including water treatment, solid waste treatment, and other related sub-domains
  • Industrial Biotechnology, including enzymes, fermentation based products for non-pharma purposes, bioplastics, and other related sub-domains. Food & Nutraceuticals, including dietary supplements, and other related sub-domains
  • Personal Care products with emphasis on Green & Sustainable Technology, Synthetic Biology, Green Chemistry, Green Formulations, Reducing Carbon Footprint etc.


Eligibility for Student Teams:

  • Students currently in a graduate, post graduate or PhD program.
  • Students must apply as a team of four, should identify one member as the team leader.
  • Team Leader should be the main/primary applicant.
  • All student team members should have valid student ID.
  • All applicants and team members should be citizens of India.
  • If students have already formed a company, the company should not be more than 2 years old at the time of applying
  • Idea should be a Deep tech Life Science based idea

 Eligibility for Start Ups/Individuals:

  • Companies include start-ups, MSMEs and other large companies
  • Individuals can be post doc, faculty, scientist, working professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • For companies, the company should be registered in India and majority ownership should be Indian
  • Individual Applicants should be citizens of India
  • Idea should be a Deep tech Life Science based idea


Awards for Student Teams:

  • Total Cash Prizes upto INR 10 L.
  • Early Bird Gift hampers from Himalaya Wellness
  • Mentorship by key industry leaders

Awards for Start Ups/ Individuals:

  • INR 7.1 Cr cash prizes and investment opportunities
  • Winners and shortlisted candidates for Rounds 2, 3, and 4 are eligible for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate programme
  • Mentorship by key industry leaders

Deadline: 07 October 2020, 06:00 PM

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