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Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Students Team (BEST) 2017 Workshop starts in Bangalore

The ninth edition of the four-day workshop of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Students Team (BEST) 2017 Workshop got off to an exciting start in Bangalore. The workshop was inaugurated by ABLE President-elect Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan and ABLE General Secretary Dr Goutam Das.

By Team ABLE

The 2017 edition of BEST workshop was inaugurated on February 12, 2018 at Clarks ExoticaConvention Resort & Spa in Bengaluru. The workshop is being attended by 100 gradate ,post graduates and PhD Scholars from across the country. 

Conducted by the Association for Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), BEST is an innovative talent search program promoted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to encourage entrepreneurship in life sciences. The program involves 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 graduates, 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. This edition of BEST has student teams from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Assam.

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