Business Development, Promotion & Network Activities (BD, P & N)

Business Development, Promotion & Network Activities (BD, P & N) are meticulously planned to facilitate business growth, promote innovation, connect with industry leaders, showcase incubatee products, forge alliances with strategic partners, and strengthen networking within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The active participation of over 200 innovative entrepreneurs from Meghalaya and the North-Eastern Region (NER), showcasing their ventures in 91 stalls during the inaugural edition of MEGHA START-UP EXPO 2023 demands a special mention.

Awareness & Sensitization Events

Awareness & Sensitization Events: With a focus on spreading awareness on critical aspects of entrepreneurship and the vast opportunities available in the NER, multiple events have been orchestrated to engage and educate participants.

Skill Development Programs (SDP)

Skill Development Programs (SDP) are organized regularly, tailored to the needs of budding entrepreneurs, to equip them with essential skills crucial for success in their entrepreneurial endeavours. Our capacity-building initiatives encompass a wide range of areas, including food processing, fruit and vegetable processing, mushroom cultivation, fermentation and microbiological techniques, as well as handicrafts. Additionally, we offer training in entrepreneurial skills, business development, and financial management to empower individuals with comprehensive knowledge and expertise.

Grant Writing Assistance

Acknowledging the significance of securing funds for innovative ventures, we are committed to offering comprehensive support in the art of grant writing, with a specific emphasis on securing grants from entities such as BIRAC, MSME, and other State and Central Government agencies.

IPR Awareness Events

To empower innovators and protect their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), B3I Facility organizes a series of awareness programs, workshops, and certificate courses throughout the year. These sessions cover various aspects of IPR, including Process & Design Patenting, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Geographical Indicators, and more.

Outreach Activities

The BioNEST Team at NEHU conducts outreach activities, extending beyond the B3I Facility to engage with state academic institutions, fostering collaborations and extending mentorships. This includes organizing sensitization and awareness campaigns, roadshows, Ideathon, Idea clinic, all designed to identify and support talent from diverse backgrounds, including remote and underserved areas of the North-Eastern Region (NER).

Incubate Meet

Meeting and engaging with Industry leaders, enthusiastic Entrepreneurs, Startup founders & budding Innovators and facilitating them in every possible manner is the prime objective of Team B3I. We used to perform these activities throughout the year as per the convenience of the both parties often guided by the snowball effect.

Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Support

All-round assistance in grant application for entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas is always on-board. This includes refining ideas, identifying suitable grant opportunities, providing guidance with grant writing, preparing robust business plans, conducting market surveys, consulting with experts, and assisting with idea pitching to secure the necessary funding for scaling ventures.