Dr. Alka Sharma (Scientist G, DBT) and Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, (Chairperson & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park), joined us on the fifth instalment of the interactive webinar series from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. This webinar was on promoting translational and industrial research through research facilities, resources and technology platforms.
0:00 Welcome and Introductions
3:25 Audience Poll 1
4:55 Address by Dr. Alka Sharma
7:19 National Biotechnology Development Strategy
8:34 Translational and Industrial Development — DBT’s Schemes
10:12 National Biopharma Mission
11:05 Bio-clusters, Biotech Parks and Incubators
13:13 Biodesign Programmes
Healthcare and Innovation Centre, IIT‑M: https://www.iitm.ac.in/htic
Centre for Bio-design and in-vitro diagnostics, THSTI: http://dbtindia.gov.in/centre-biodesi…
Bioengineering and Bio-design Initiative, IISc, Bangalore: http://dbtindia.gov.in/biodesign-bioe…
16:22 Policies and Schemes
16:37 StartUp India Action Plan: https://www.startupindia.gov.in/
17:28 India’s Biotech Startups
18:59 Schemes supporting innovation and translational research
20:15 Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG): https://www.birac.nic.in/big.php
20:43 Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI): https://www.birac.nic.in/webcontent/S…
21:50 Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP): https://www.birac.nic.in/desc_new.php…
22:28 Promoting Academic Research Conversion to Enterprise (PACE): https://birac.nic.in/desc_new.php?id=286
23:18 BioNEST: Launchpads for Startups
25:38 Grand Challenges India: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/anno…
28:17 Audience Poll 2
30:06 Address by Deepanwita Chattopadhyay
30:06 Life Science Innovation Ecosystem
34:31 Innovation funding landscape
36:40 Partner in Fostering Innovation Ecosystem
38:56 Biotechnology Ignition Grant: the Game Changer
40:08 The Spread
41:05 Startup Successes in Pharma, MedTech and IKP
43:10 Startup Success: Agri, Industrial Bio
45:37 Question & Answer
46:37 What is the technological support available when we have a proof of concept, to take an idea to commercialisation?
49:13 Are biomedical applications favoured over agri-based applications? What are the reasons why a project may not be funded under SBIRI scheme?
54:20 Are there special schemes for biotech projects in North East India?
55:23 For projects where industry and academia collaborate, which is the right place to apply for funding and what is the share between industry and academia?
57:10 What causes doubts in translating technology?