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TBI@BITS Hyderabad aims to provide a low cost and resource intensive sandbox where entrepreneurs can develop their product, services or process ideas towards commercialization. TBI@BITS Hyderabad provides office and lab space equipment, seed funding and vitally, mentorship from an international network of successful business leaders.
 
Prospective entrepreneurs, BITS students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to engage with TBI in a friendly and hassle free environment. Professional staff will quickly gauge your requirements and provide custom-made services and solutions in a timely manner.

  • Major Thrust Areas

    The major thrust areas identified for the TBI are :
    • ICT for healthcare; web, smartphone and tablets for diagnostics and telemedicine.
    • Microelectromechanical devices (MEMS); devices with miniature and precision components for diagnostics, POC healthcare, etc.
    • Other ICT: Social media, edutainment, e-commerce, etc.
    • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals.

  • Services

    Empanelled and vetted professionals have been engaged to provide the following services:
    1. Company registration and liaison with ROC
    2. PAN cards, digital signature, etc.
    3. Partnership firm deed preparation and registration
    4. Financial and advisory services
    5. Utilization certificates for funds/grants
     
    Short courses to prepare first generation entrepreneurs:
    1. Business and marketing plan writing
    2. Financial management
    3. IP management
     
    Consultancy on mutually agreeable terms:
    1. Biological Sciences
    2. Chemical, Civil, Mechanical engineering and EEE
    3. ICT
    4. Library Access on paid basis.

  • Infrastructure

    Office Infrastructure :
     
    • 35 individual work-stations, meeting room and conference room
     
    • Biotech/Pharma lab of 2000SFT, with 5 individual lab spaces and a 1000 SFT common area and Common equipment's are industrial grade centrifuge, table top centrifuges, mammalian cell culture room, etc.
     
    • MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) lab of 2650 SFT . Common equipment are high–end circuit design software, silicon wafer processing equipment such as spin coater, wet bench, probe station, thin-film depositor, etc.
     
    • “ICT for Healthcare” lab of 1200 SFT has smart-phones for app development and diagnostics applications, high-end servers etc.
     
    • Common facilities like Photocopiers, Scanner, Fax machine, High speed internet, Printer, Telephone Line, Teleconferencing facilities, Meeting/Conference room with projection equipment.
     
    Biotech Labspace : 
     
    MEMS Lab :
     
    MEMS clean room with MEMS design S/W, automated thin film deposition system, spin coater, baking oven, wet bench, photolithography, furnace, etc.
     
    Thrust Area Equipment Lab Facility
     
    • Highend Servers and workstations for ASIC design
     
    • Tablet PCs/Smartphones for Telemedicine (android/windows)
     
    • Desktop PCs for telemedicine software development
     
    • PDK and cost of chip fabrication
     
    • ARM-based Development Boards and Tools for mobile diagnostics
     
    • Logic Analyzer for IC testing
     
    • Spectrum Analyzer for IC function
     
    • Automated Thin Film deposition system
     
    • Furnace with 4 tubes and temperature controller for MEMS
     
    • Spin coater
     
    • Baking oven (MEMS)
     
    • Wet Clean station with Fume hood
     
    • Probe Station
     
    • Photolithography equipment
     
    • Polymer molding facility
     
    • Liquid nitrogen plant
     
    • BS2 sterile room
     
    • Industry scale centrifuge 
     
    3D Printing Zone:

  • Startups

    Paxport Web Services Pvt. Ltd. :
     
    Applytics develops software and hardware for preventing counterfeit drugs and other merchandise at the retail level. A manufacturer controlled central database holds unique IDs of all items. A text message or 2D scan from a consumer quickly checks for authenticity and alerts the consumer before he or she makes the purchase. Applytics is also developing a miniature 2D scanner meant to be an accessory for a smartphone.
     
    Idea 3D :
     
    Idea3D is developing alternative filaments for 3D printing. Currently the Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printing industry uses ABS and PLA for filaments. ABS is petroleum based and not environment friendly, and PLA is bio-degradable only under controlled conditions. Idea3D is developing much cheaper filaments from starch and vegetable proteins that are completely environment-friendly. Idea3D is funded by Department of Biotechnology’s Biotech Ignition Grant Scheme. The key founder is a chemical engineering researcher from BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus.
     
    XBITS Pvt Ltd :
     
    XBITS is developing cutting edge and affordable diagnostic technologies. The initial products in their pipeline are 
     
    (i)a novel diagnostic kit to detect Urinary Tract Infections which provides results in 3 hours as compared to the traditional 48 hours and 
     
    (ii)Glucose detection kit which is an order of magnitude cheaper than current commercial options.
     
    Funded by Department of Biotechnology’s SPARSH grant scheme, xBITS’ founders are accomplished researchers from Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus.
     
    Digipartment Pvt Ltd :
     
    Digipartment is developing a suite of tools that help (i) hospitals manage patient flow, doctor schedules, etc and (ii) real estate and construction companies manage site visits, apartment bookings, etc.
      
    PSPR 3D Tech TM :
     
    PSPR 3D Tech TM (Prosthetic Solutions for Productive Rehabilitation through 3D Printing TechnologiesTM), is a trademarked brand for affordable and innovative artificial limbs for patients in India and other developing countries. So far the company has successfully innovated an affordable below-knee prosthesis using reverse engineering and 3D printing technologies thus completely eliminating the use of the environmentally hazardous plaster of Paris. The company's standard version of below-knee prosthesis costs less than Rs. 15,000/-, which is way below the other brands available in the market, while having superior quality of fit and improved durability. This product has already successfully completed fourteen clinical tests, all these patients having reported the best comfort given by PSPR 3D TechTM product as compared to other brands of prostheses that they wore previously. Extended clinical tests of the product are in progress. The below-knee prosthesis research of this startup company is supported by a grant from DBT-BIRAC through IKP Knowledge Park under BIG-5 scheme. The company is hosted in Room No. 4, TBI, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus and has collaboration with Share-India/Mediciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Medchal, Hyderabad. The company has been jointly founded by Prof. Srinivasa Prakash Regalla (BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, 9010202879, regalla@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in) as Director, Prof. Prakash N. Shrivastava (University of Southern California, USA & MIMS, Hyderabad, pshriva@usc.edu) as Director, and Mr. P. V. Shyam (Alumnus of BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, 1993shyam@gmail.com) as Research Manager. The company has so far provided several BITS students the opportunity to work in an industrial product oriented research environment while studying. For more details of the company's cutting edge research and products, please visit www.pspr3d.com
     
    GeneSys Biologics Pvt Ltd :
     
    GeneSys Biologics is a science-based Biopharmaceutical company focussed on targeted development of biosimilars (recombinant proteins) and other fermentation based products. Scientific and technical expertise in Biosciences and Chemistry combed with global regulatory capability is the solid foundation for GeneSys. GeneSys key management team consists of successful scientists with exceptional scientific capabilities, advanced proficiency in Bioprocess sciences, in-depth knowledge on characterization analytics, technology transfer, scale-up, quality assurance and demonstrated global regulatory (US, EU, Rest of World) success from clinical development through global approval for biologic molecules. Shared expertise of leadership team is the critical foundation for GeneSys.
     
    Yogee’S BioInnovations Pvt Ltd :
     
    Y’S is focused on preclinical drug discovery and diagnostics covering a span of therapeutic areas including cancer, neuropathic pain including diabetic neuropathy, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases including TB and ESKAPE infections and neurological disorders. For disease diagnosis, the current focus is on oncology. Y’S is founded by accomplished research professors from the Department of Pharmacy, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. For more information click here.
     
    Naturlich Global Beverages Pvt Ltd :
     
    Naturlich Global beverages, a health drink company founded by University of Sheffield grads,  has its first product named PureSoul, a non-alcoholic novel functional beverage, naturally fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, produced by microbial fermentation of natural raw materials such as grains, fruits, etc. Health drinks are the future of the global beverage market as  many people are shifting towards healthy lifestyle, leading to increase in demand for health drinks or Nutraceuticals market as a whole, giving it a CAGR of 21 %. PureSoul is a prebiotic product developed using our innovative technology, to encounter obesity, diabetes and vitamin B-12 deficiency.Naturlich is funded by the Department of Biotechnology’s Biotech Ignition Grant Scheme.
     
    WeMakeScholars.com :
     
    We Make Scholars (WMS) is an online study opportunities search and discovery platform providing information on scholarships, internships & educational service providers globally. We aim to connect the world through education by providing the right opportunities. WMS is a Not-just-for profit startup having its roots developed in accordance to a social entrepreneurship model building the whole venture in a community-oriented way, taking value inputs of students who supported the project sharing their experiences and needs that required to be addressed. The growth of our portal accelerated due to the fact that students couldn’t find a single place where opportunities like scholarships, internships, courses, universities are accessible via smart sorting based on the user preferences. Even before the launch, the idea had a backing of at least 160K students via communities, providing great support & involvement while in the development process of the website, helped to shape it up to meet the needs of prospective students relative to their personal experiences
     
    BoneGraft Technologies :
     
    BoneGraft, founded by an orthopedic surgeon, is developing bone substitute matrix material that is impregnated with bone growth factors. The team is funded by Department of Biotechnology’s Biotech Ignition Scheme.
     
    MLPA Tech :
     
    MLPA Tech is developing a device that enables inexpensive and quick genetic diagnostics of copy number variants.The team, funded by the Biotech Ignition Grant Scheme, comprises a faculty researcher from the Dept of Biological Sciences as well as experts in optics and healthcare IT. 

  • Team

    Mr. Prashant Sinha 
     
     
    Over 9+ years of experience in various capacities in the domains of Business Development, Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Negotiation, IPR management, Start-ups and Technology Transfer. Has identified, cultivated, and solicited support for incubation efforts, and lead entrepreneurial education programmes. Promoted incubation services and capabilities to external audiences and succeeded in in raising funds for refinement and propagation of technologies. 
     
    Proactively organized several events to promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship & IP awareness among students, SMEs, innovators and industry experts. Has been instrumental in soliciting and evaluating proposals for fundraising for innovative technologies and institutional grants/funds. Evaluated proposals for proof of concept funding, and assisted in the formation of Startups. 
     
    Researched and coordinated strategies to support entrepreneurial efforts in targeted areas, including compiling and analysing data. Successfully managed media for various Startups and innovative technologies and, thereby, created measurable traction.
     

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