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 potentially huge 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 bio-innovators in India to showcase their deep science driven ideas and has created significant impact in the startup ecosystem. It has brought to the forefront 41 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.
C‑CAMP announces call for applications for the fifth edition of the National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition, #NBEC 2021 under the BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre (BREC) program as a joint effort by C‑CAMP and BIRAC, to identify and reward such deep tech ideas from all domains of the Life Sciences.
Due to the adversities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, this year NBEC 2021 would be going online. The competition has seen a rousing response from industry Partners this year too. C‑CAMP BREC team is delighted to welcome its new Partners who also believe in its vision. Partners from previous years continue to support NBEC, for which C‑CAMP is deeply grateful.
While all rounds and the Grand Finale would be virtual this year, the same enthusiasm and dedication as have been seen for the past four years, are expected from all participants.
National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition (NBEC) 2021 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 Agriculture; 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
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 Chemistry