UP COMING EVENT!
Emerging trends in Biological Sciences: A North East India Perspective Feb28 to March 01
It gives us immense pleasure to invite you all to visit the Bioentrepreneurs Exhibition organised as a part of the National Seminar on "Emerging trends in Biological Sciences: A North East India Perspective" from February 28 to March 01, 2023 at NEHU, Shillong.Â
Your gracious presence and support will ignite young minds and boost the entrepreneurship avenue for the future.
2 Days webinar on Fermentation: Interplay of Microbes, Immunity and Nutrition
It is a Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production, NEHU, Tura Campus initiative supported by BIRAC, Government of India Enterprise. Do not miss out. Get yourself registered by the link https://forms.gle/fqL4kpn5Thd231jZ9.
IDEA PRESENTATION SEMINAR FOR MSME IDEA HACKATHON 2.0
October 11, 2022: An â€˜Idea Presentation Seminarâ€™ was organised jointly by Branch MSME-DFO, Tura, Ministry of MSME, Govt of India, and BIRAC BioNEST Bioincubator (B3I) Facility, NEHU, Tura on October 11, 2022 at NEHU, Tura Campus in view of the ongoing call for proposal titled â€˜MSME Idea Hackathon 2.0â€™. A total of 33 enthusiastic in-house participants including students, research scholars and faculty members from different academic departments of NEHU, Tura campus joined the program. Dr. B.K Mishra, Head, Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Production (RDAP) and Project Investigator, BioNEST Bioincubator Facilty, NEHU, Tura campus had warmly welcomed the gathering and presented the news of securing Host Institute status by NEHU, Tura campus from Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India. Prof. Sujata Gurudev, Campus-in-Charge, NEHU, Tura Campus, Meghalaya detailed the objective of the program and emphasized building and promoting a culture of innovation within the campus. Prof. Gurudev had also expressed her joy on obtaining the host institute status and voiced her faith in the finest minds of the campus in submitting multiple ideas to the Idea Hackathon 2.0. Shri Nilesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, Branch of MSME-DFO, Tura briefed the initiatives of MSME, the sectors and schemes under MSME, the benefits of UDYAM Registration and other opportunities available through MSME. Mr. Trivedi elaborately explained the categories of eligible candidates for Idea Hackathon namely, students, MSME & others; the specific themes of the Idea Hackathon, evaluation process for approval of Ideas through HI, and the Financial Assistance to HI for prototyping the incubatee ideas and capital funding for setting up the instrumentation facility. In the last session, Dr Suman Kumar Nandy, Chief Executive Officer, BioNEST Facility highlighted the handholding program provided by the facility to transform an innovative idea into a sustainable and profitable business and ongoing funding schemes available in B3I Facility. Dr. Nandy had also discussed the objectives of MSME Innovative scheme, different sectors of HI 2.0 and clarified the budget allocation. He had also given a quick view of the Biotechnology Ignition Grant for the North Eastern Region (BIG-NER), its eligibility criteria and the funding opportunities. Both the sessions were followed by elaborate, interactive and informative doubt clearing sessions. The program ended with concluding remarks & vote of thanks from Dr. Arindam Barman, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, NEHU, Tura Campus.
Food Processing, Handicrafts and Clothing for the Rural Women Entrepreneurs
A Hands-on training program for Rural Entrepreneurs on â€œMushroom Cultivationâ€ 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 â€œIntellectual Property Rights: Safeguarding Innovationsâ€ 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
Writing the BIG GRANT