The National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2018 is inviting path breaking revolutionary and scalable business ideas in the life sciences domain spanning:

  • Healthcare including drug discovery and development, vaccines, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, healthcare IT
  • Agri-biotech including food and nutraceuticals, soil health, and plant based therapeutics
  • Animal health
  • Industrial biotech including clean and renewable energy, water, and waste management
Eligibility
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, biotech companies, and start-ups
  • Applicant should be a citizen of india
  • If the applicant is a company, the company should be registered in india and majority ownership should be Indian
  • Idea should have a deep science based biotech element/component
  • Biotech includes: healthcare including drug discovery and development, vaccines, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, healthcare IT; agri-biotech including food and nutraceuticals, soil health, plant based therapeutics; animal healthindustrial biotech including clean and renewable energy, water, and waste management
Format of Competition

Round 1:  NBEC campaign will reach out to aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies across India. A ‘Call for Applications’ will be announced through various media. Applicants will have to apply online in the prescribed format. A panel of experts from industry academia and investor community will review the proposals and shortlist the top 100 – 150 business ideas.

Round 2: The shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a presentation to a Jury. These presentations will be held in 4 or 5 cities across the country. The jury will select the top 20 – 40 business ideas in this round.

Round 3: The selected applicants will attend a residential entrepreneurship development boot camp and intense mentoring sessions over 2 days at C-CAMP, Bengaluru. At the end of the boot camp, the finalists will make their business plan presentation before a Grand Jury, which will select the winners of NBEC.

How to apply

Register and apply online at this page.

  1. Fill up required profile details.
  2. Fill up NBEC 2018 form. The link for this form will be available on the top Menu tab AFTER you sign in.
Important Dates
  • Applications Open: August 16, 2018
  • Applications Close: September 16, 2018
  • Round 1 Review Close: October 16, 2018
  • Selected applicants for Round 2 notifications: October 17, 2018
  • Round 2 Regional Qualifiers: Oct End – Early Nov, 2018
  • Selected applicants for Round 2 notifications: Early November, 2018
  • Boot camp and mentoring sessions: December 13, 2018
  • Grand Finale – Pitching and Awards: December 15, 2018
Awards
  • Total investment opportunity up to USD $200,000 for the winners
  • Cash prizes totaling INR 38 lakh in various categories
  • Winners eligible for AWS Activate programme worth USD $25,000 Activate Credits
  • Mentorship by industry experts and investors
  • Visibility and recognition to catapult winners on the national platform
Contact

For any queries, write to brec_events@ccamp.res.in.

For official website, click here

National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition 2018

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