BEST is an acronym for Biotechnology Entrepreneur Student Teams Programme.
BEST is an innovative talent search programme promoted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) - Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and managed & conducted by The Association for Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE).

BEST aims to encourage entrepreneurship in the field of life sciences by identifying student teams and encouraging them to come up with scientific ideas that have commercialization potential.

The BEST Programme consists of a ‘Call for Proposals’ that invites concepts from Post graduates, Doctoral Students and BE/BTech students in the field of life sciences from the entire country.

The Concepts are screened and 20 teams are shortlisted and invited to a four day residential fully paid for Entrepreneurship Workshop at Bangalore that would impart skills required to start a commercial venture.

From the 20 teams, top 5 winning teams are identified and awarded attractive cash prizes of Rs. 5 Lakhs, two second prizes of Rs.3 Lakhs each and to third prizes Rs. 2 Lakhs each, respectively.