Biotech Parks & Incubators
The Department of Biotechnology has established Biotechnology Parks/Incubators across the country to translate research into products and services by providing necessary infrastructure support. These Biotechnology Parks offer facilities to Scientists, and Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) for technology incubation, technology demonstration and pilot plant studies for accelerated commercial development of Biotechnology. The Department so far, has supported 9 Biotechnology Parks in various States. These are:
- Biotech Park, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh;
- Biotechnology Incubation Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana;
- Tidco Centre For Life Sciences (TICEL) Biotech Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu;
- The Golden Jubilee Biotech Park For Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu;
- Biotech Park Technology Incubation Centre, Guwahati, Assam;
- Biotechnology Incubation Centre, Cochin, Kerala;
- Biotechnology Park, Bangalore, Karnataka;
- Industrial Biotechnology Parks (IBTPs), Jammu & Kashmir UT; and
- Chhattisgarh Biotech Park, Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
These Parks are successfully accelerating the commercialization of new technologies, nurturing and maintaining emerging ventures and assisting new enterprises to forge appropriate linkages with other stakeholders of biotechnology sector including academia and Government. The Department has come up with ‘National Biotechnology Parks Scheme’ in which it is proposed to create an ecosystem to absorb the start-ups which have graduated from the incubators and give them a platform for further scaling up their R&D activities in collaboration with the state government and industry.
Biotech Park, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Biotech Park at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh is the first technology incubator. This has been set up jointly as a partnership between Central and State governments i.e. the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and Government of Uttar Pradesh. The Park is continuously striving to achieve its mission to develop knowledge – based economy in biotechnology and assure benefits of biotechnology to all sections of the society. The Park aims to expand its activities by exploiting current infrastructural support besides adding resources appropriately wherever required, acquire dynamic capabilities and exploit the entrepreneurial opportunities with an endeavour to develop a sustainable ecosystem around the Park. Leveraging the human resource pool, knowledge base and facilities of the nearby Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and Indian Council of Agricultural Research institutes, like Central Drug research Institute, Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, National Botanical Research Institute etc, the Park provides incubator facilities to entrepreneurs to perfect their technologies, up scale the products and even produce small quantity for testing and quality control at the Park. The Park has attracted 29 companies out of which 19 graduated out and presently Park is home to 10 companies. Another focus of the Park is to assist knowledge creation and promote biotech entrepreneurs through a service driven framework. The Park has several programs for Human Resource Development in Biotechnology to generate adequate and appropriate skilled manpower required for Biotechnology sector in the country. Biotech Park is an active partner with UP Skill Development Mission, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and is providing training in the areas of Flavor, Fragrances & Perfume and Agriculture. Biotech Park is providing useful services to society by providing bio-agriculture products, biofertilizes, biopesticides and human resource. Under the partnership with Institute of Bioresource and Sustainable Development, Imphal, Park has started joint projects on “Propagation of diseasefree varieties of selected banana species of North- East India through plant tissue culture for enhancing lively hood of local farmers” and “Skill Development in Biotechnology in North India” by which most of the Famers and students from North East are being benefited.
Biotechnology Incubation Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana
This Incubation Centre has been established by CSIRIICT and Govt. of AP with support from DBT and is owned by the Society for Biotechnology Incubation Centre (SBTIC). World class facilities have been created for use by entrepreneurs on use and pay basis. DBT has provided support for current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) compliance for Pilot plant facilities, required for quality manufacturing and for minimizing contamination. The biotechnology incubator facility incorporates research laboratories, knowledge based service centres and utility generation facilities. It is mainly designed for development and scale up of bio processes and technologies. With its state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure, furnished laboratories & office space, utilities, support services and amenities, the BTIC has emerged as the best incubation center not only in genome valley but also in India, in two years of its operation. The existing infrastructure has successfully attracted more than 10 new companies in the cluster; most of them being startup/early stage companies. To provide analytical services to the biotech and allied industries, The Advanced Analytical and Characterization Resource (AACR) facility is established as a joint initiative of
- BIRAC, SBTIC and CSIR-IICT.
- TIDCO CENTRE FOR LIFE SCIENCES (TICEL)
Biotech Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The Park was established by Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (TIDCO), an undertaking of the TN State Government with support from DBT. This Park has created infrastructure for Biotech R&D on 5 and has now achieved 100% occupancy with National and International clients. The tenancy area has 74 modules, available for clients to develop their own customized R&D labs of BSL2 standards, upgradeable to BSL3, in accordance with GLP standards. Clients can install their facilities appropriate to perform their independent research. TICEL is offering the equipment for utilization by companies/scientists/entrepreneurs on nonexclusive basis for their scientific activities / process & product development / sample analysis. The consumables and chemicals / reagents for the operation of the equipment are being sourced by the clients as per their specifications and requirements. The charges for utilizing equipment will be collected from the clients. TICEL clients and external companies/scientists are using the equipment at BTCIF for their scientific activities. The detailed brochure on BTCIF, charges for utilization of equipment and booking form are available in our website, www.ticelbioPark.com.
The Golden Jubilee Biotech Park For Women, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
The Park was established by Govt. of Tamilnadu at Siruseri, Kanchipuram District with support from DBT and is fully functional since 2001 with a seed funding of Rs. 4 Cr from the Department of Biotechnology. Since its inception the Park has turned over 500 skilled women entrepreneurs, technocrats and workers; presently the Park has close to 200 women entrepreneurs & technocrats and workers with 40% of them being skilled. Presently it houses 13 companies inclusive of 5 start-ups and three incubatees. Over the last few years the Park had more than 500 interns who have benefitted from the Park and there is an increasing interest among faculty and students who desire refresher programmes and internships. The new addition to the Park is the establishment of a Incubation centre with the support from BIRAC under its BIONEST programme.
Biotech Park Technology Incubation Centre, Guwahati, Assam
The Biotech Park Technology Incubation Centre (GBPIC) has been sanctioned by the DBT in 2009 for a period of three years. An interim facility for the Incubation Centre has been built in an existing building of IIT Guwahati. This facility now has 8 modular laboratories, specialized & support facilities ready to be used. A common instrumentation facility is being equipped with sophisticated instruments. This incubator is now trying to attract companies and incubates to develop commercial products based on the rich natural products of the region. Assam Govt. has extended budgetary support for procurement of land in proximity to IIT, Guwahati and for construction of perimeter fencing and land development cost for the permanent campus of Guwahati Biotech Park.
Biotechnology Park, Bangalore, Karnataka
The project was sanctioned at a total Project Cost of Rs 32.26 Cr; with contribution from Karnataka Biotechnology & Information Technology Services (KBITS), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC) is envisioned to be a state of the art bioinnovation centre catering to the needs of startups in the broad areas of life sciences and facilitate innovation driven research. BBC is located in 10 Acre campus with total built up area of above 50,000 sq ft. It houses a state of art Central Equipment Facility as well. The Centre is nestled between thriving Academic Institutions like Institute of Biotechnology and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Centre for Human Genetics and the upcoming area for anchoring Big Companies/MNC’s. The Centre caters to the broad areas of Life Sciences i.e. Healthcare (MedTech/ Pharma/Bio-Pharma), Agriculture, Food/ Nutrition, Industrial Biotechnology and Environmental Biotechnology.
Kribs Bionest, Kochi, Kerala
The Department of Biotechnology has set up a Biotechnology Incubator Center (BTIC) at Kerala Biotechnology Park in 4 acres of land with a total built up area of 50,000 sq.ft. It has been established for accelerating and supporting the research process of entrepreneurs. A common facility lab in an area of 8000Sq.ft is also set up for the entrepreneurs as well as incubates in the biotechnology Park. Rajeev Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is the Institutional Partner of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) for operating the Lab. At present, Kerala Startup Mission (KUSUM) and RGCB are managing the facility. The BTIC was made operational in the year 2009 and there are 16 start-ups currently housed in the centre, five companies have graduated in the Business Enterprise Zone (BEZ). A common facility lab is being used by entrepreneurs as well as incubates.
Industrial Biotechnology Parks (IBTPS), Jammu & Kashmir UT
The two Industrial Biotechnology Parks (IBTPs) in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir” (one IBTP at Jammu and another at Kupwara, Kashmir Valley) have been sanctioned by the DBT at a total cost of 8466.00 lakhs (IBTP-Jammu: Rs. 4200.00 lakhs + IBTPKashmir: Rs. 4266.00 lakhs) to be shared between DBT (Rs. 6000.00 lakhs) and Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir UT (Rs. 2466.00 lakhs) in June 2018 for a period of three years. The establishment of these IBTPs will boost the bio-enterprise development along with employment generation for youth and students in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir. The project is being executed through CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM), Jammu for setting up to IBTPs and on completion, the facility will be handed over to J&K Industrial Biotech Parks Society. The thrust areas for IBTP, Jammu have been prioritised for the current phase to include three areas: Micropropagation; Medicinal plants extract preparation and Enzymes/value-added biomolecules.
Biotechnology Park, Chhattisgarh
The Biotech Parks in the State of Chhattisgarh has been sanctioned by the DBT at a total cost of 2968.39 lakhs to be shared between DBT (Rs.1473.05 lakhs) and Govt. of Chhattisgarh (Rs. 1495.34 lakhs) in July 2018 for a period of two years. The project is being executed through Chhattisgarh Biotech Promotion Society and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. The State is one of the richest bio-diversity hotspots in the country with 44% of its geographical area under forests. The Biotechnology would facilitate innovation and product development through the optimal utilization of bioresources available. The Biotech Park is expected to play a key role in promotion of startups leading to commercialization of biotech products. The thrust areas for Chhattisgarh Biotech Park are:
- Medicinal plant extract,
- Molecular diagnostics and industrial biotechnology.
During the year a two days event on Startup Samvaad, a workshop on Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship has been organized in association with Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (a-IDEA), National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad and Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur. Total 15 startups presented their ideas and the best two ideas has been selected and awarded. 200 participants participated in the event.
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|Program Head||Shri C.P. Goyal, Joint Secretary|
|Program Officer||Dr. Manoj Modi, Scientist E|
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