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Food Processing, Handicrafts and Clothing for the Rural Women Entrepreneurs
A Hands-on training program for Rural Entrepreneurs on “Mushroom Cultivation” was organised jointly by BioNEST Bioincubator Facility and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tura on December 08, 2021 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Tura with more than 27 participants from different parts of West Garo Hills district. The training program on mushroom cultivation was organised to make the rural entrepreneurs aware about the nutritional and economic benefits of Mushroom Cultivation. Dr. Suman Nandy, CEO of BioNEST Bioincubator, NEHU Tura Campus warmly welcomed the gathering and briefed them about the BioNEST Bioincubator Facility and its purpose in facilitating employment generation especially in the field of Agriculture, Nutrition or Food Processing by supporting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that would help them to ease their day-to-day life activities. Dr. Joyoshree Mahanta, Senior Scientist and Head i/c of KVK, Tura discussed about the various types of edible mushroom that can be grown in North East Region with special attention about mushrooms that is suitable to the climatic condition of Garo Hills. Mr. Cherak B Marak, Master Trainer in Mushroom Cultivation, briefed about the growing techniques, various precautions and management that is needed to be followed in mushroom cultivation, and economic importance of Oyster mushroom cultivation based on his long experience in this field. In the second half of the session, a step-by-step procedure of cultivation of Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) was demonstrated to the entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs themselves also prepared the mushroom cultivation stack. The program has ended on a good note with the distribution of Mushroom Spawns and High-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags to each participant as an encouragement to initiate mushroom cultivation.
Intellectual Property Rights: Safeguarding Innovation
A webinar on “Intellectual Property Rights: Safeguarding Innovations” was arranged by BioNEST Bioincubator Center at NEHU, Tura Campus on November 29, 2021 in online platform with more than 83 participants across India. Dr. BK Mishra, the Project Leader of the BioNEST Bioincubator Centre had warmly welcomed the gathering. Prof G Singaiah, Campus I/C, NEHU, Tura Campus encouraged the participants to initiate startups and to be aware of the benefits of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for a fair return on their investments in the research and development fields. Mr Asutosh Nanda, Head-TEC, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar have broadly discussed about the type of Intellectual Properties (Ips), how Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) grants exclusive rights to the creator/s on their creation, secure their benefits and advantages from their creation and also enlighten about the limitations in terms of duration, scope and geographical extent. He had also discussed about the IP facilities that promotes awareness among creators about IPR. Beside the theoretical discussions, a practical session to review the existing patient has also been demonstrated. This was followed by a huge doubt clearing session and finally the vote of thanks by Dr. Suman K Nandy, CEO, BioNEST Bioincubator Facility, NEHU, Tura Campus.
Inauguration Ceremony of Birac BioNEST Bioincubator Center, NEHU, Tura Campus
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