CAMPUS III: RGCB BIO-NEST

A FACILITY MANANGED BY RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY OWNED BY THE KERALA INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (KINFRA), GOVERNMENT OF KERALA

BioNest a facility managed by RGCB serves (a) to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies (b) to nurture emerging ventures (c) to assist new enterprises to forge appropriate link with other biotech companies, academia and government. BioNest aims to provide a viable mechanism for licensing new technologies to upcoming biotech/pharma companies, to start new local ventures and to achieve early state value enhancement of the technology with minimum financial inputs. The deliverables of BioNest are technology packages, new product portfolios, techno economic feasibility and project reports for new products, process/product patents, prototypes of new equipment and rich management experience. BioNest will also be a creator of new jobs in technology development, scale-up and transfer fields. The precise objectives of BioNest can be categorized as:

Development Centered

  • To usher in economic development in Kerala based on accelerated applications of innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology.
  • To evolve strategic partnerships between innovators for R&D institutions, entrepreneurs and biotech companies.
  • To provide world class facilities and services for conception, feeler investigations, process standardization and scale up of biotechnologies through RGCB-KINFRA interface.
  • To serve as a nodal point for facilitating the efforts of entrepreneurs in translating their technological breakthroughs into commercially successful ventures by providing ready to use facilities for refinement, up gradation and up scaling of biotechnologies for production of plant based value added products and biopharmaceuticals. In addition, tissue culture facilities would be set up for micro propagation of quality planting materials, apart from their conversation and multiplication through green houses.
  • To provide business support to entrepreneurs in the form of information on technologies, markets, patent search etc. by setting up a Technology Ventures Center.
  • To identify, develop and adapt, spin off technologies from India and overseas R&D institutions for commercialization.

Resource Centered

  • To promote use of plant and bio-resources of the region to develop commercially important products and processes employing environmentally benign and cost effective technologies.
  • To serve as a center for promoting sensitivity to entrepreneurship to catalyze acquisition, scale up and transfer of biotechnologies.
  • To identify, train and support new entrepreneurs to establish start up ventures in biotechnology.
  • To develop human resource for undertaking a variety of knowledge based services and techniques relevant to biotechnology.
  • To assist the entrepreneurs in protecting the newly generated intellectual property.

Business Centered

  • The assist entrepreneurs and their new biotech enterprises to get financial support from venture capital, financial, banking and government agencies.
  • To provide business expertise to entrepreneurs by experts and well established financial and management companies through consultancy assignments.