Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, Bengaluru
Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC) is envisioned to be a state of the art incubation centre catering to the needs of startups in the broad areas of Life Sciences. BBC is an initiative of Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS), Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka with a liberal funding support from Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. It is located within Bangalore Helix Biotechnology Park at Electronic City. The Centre is a world class Incubation Centre with Central Instrumentation Facility in a 10 acre campus with total built up area of above 50,000 sq ft.
Key Features: 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. Thus, the centre provides a crucial link within the developing Biocluster, the Bangalore Helix Biotech Park. 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.
“Innovation and novel technologies that can address the issues of healthcare, food and environment are the keys to human welfare. However, the seamless flow of ideas and research into productor technology development relevant and viable with respect to the social and market need is itself a challenge. BBC is a unique set up with an objective to nurture”, points out Dr Jitendra Kumar, MD, BBC.
● 100 per cent occupancy with 30 incubatees as of now.
● BIRAC grant of Rs 4.5 crore received for setting up Med Tech Accelerator under BioNEST programme.
● Seed Fund Support of Rs 1 crore received to support promising incubates on equity sharing basis.
● About 10 products/ technologies having huge social impact ready for launch (tentatively during BTS 2018).
● Around 15 patents filed and 40 more in process.
● Rs 3 crore grant received for K-SAP 50 mentorship programme in association with C-CAMP.