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Past Events and Workshops

BITS BIRAC BioNEST regularly organizes events and workshops on various aspects of business process and lifescience trainings.
Web series: A 3-lecture series was delivered by eminent inventors, whose contributions are enriching the Indian Biotech-Healthcare space.
The invited speakers were as follows:
1. Prof. Suman Chakraborty, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, IIT-KGP and pioneer of paper-based microfluidics in India. His recent invention of “Covitrap”, a simplified RT-PCR test for Covid-19 has obtained nod from ICMR and he enlightened us about the same.
The webinar was conducted on 6th November 2020
2.  Adarsh Natarajan, CEO, Aindra Systems. He has developed image-analysis based products for early detection of cancer and Covid-19. A winner of many entrepreneurship competitions and IUSSTF grant, he was also featured in Harvard Business Review. The title of his talk was "AI in Healthcare. Hype or reality?"
The webinar was conducted on 9th November 2020
3.  Dr. Milind Choudhari, CEO, WeInnovate Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd.; an infection prevention and control startup, who recently raised seed funding from Chiratae Ventures. Those who are in mainstream bio-entrepreneurship know why raising seed funding from a private VC should be considered as a big achievement. The title of his talk was “Nuts and Bolts of bio-entrepreneurship”
The webinar was conducted on 12th November 2020


Webinar:  “Enhancing Research and Teaching through Design Thinking for Sustainable Development”Google Meet with Prof. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Tenured Professor- Mathematical Sciences, George Mason University, Virginia and Director- STEM Accelerator Program, GMU College of Science. The session was useful for the faculty and Research Scholars with respect to design systems and thinking.
The webinar was conducted on October 01, 2020 via Google meet.


Webinar: "Devising Effective Lab to Land Strategies for Scientific Discoveries in Biotech"The webinar was conducted on August 26, 2020 via Webex platform with Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, Director & CEO; C-CAMP (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms), Bangalore. The participants included faculty, researchers and students.
This session was of great help to the participants with the focus on converting their scientific discoveries into successful businesses.


Virtual Sensitization Session for 17th BIG Call
In collaboration with SINE, IIT Bombay Incubator, a virtual sensitization session to the BIG Scheme was conducted on August 13, 2020.
The session was held to discuss guidelines and expectations from innovators interested in applying for the BIG grant.


Webinar:  "Building Vibrancy in Entrepreneurship in Goa"
The webinar was held on July 15, 2020 with Prof. Mrutyunjay Suar, CEO, KIIT-TBI. The participants included Institutional & incubator heads, aspiring entrepreneurs and students.
The session provided an insight to the business & entrepreneurship aspect.


Sensitization workshop for 18th BIG (Biotechnology Ignition Grant) Call













"Hands-on training: Application of Spray dryer"

"Applications of RT - PCR"

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Roundtable of Startup Promotion Cell and Incubation Managers in Goa


"Inauguration Ceremony - BITS BIRAC BioNEST"  


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