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VC-ABLE Events Summary Table

15 July 2022 – BioPune Seminar Series Public Health Impact via Biotech: Leadership During the COVID Pandemic | Flyer | Event Report

08 February 2023 – ABLE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in Pune | Flyer | Event Report

29 January 2024 – BioPune Seminar Series Public Health Impact via Biotech: Felicitation of Leaders | Flyer | Outline | Event Report

06 February 2024 – BioPune Seminar Series on the Triple Helix Model of Innovation Learnings for Pune from Boston and other Developing Countries | Flyer | Outline | Event Report

BEST- ABLE: The Pune Chapter | New Competition Announcement !!!

As West Zone Chapter for ABLE India, Venture Center is happy to announce BEST-ABLE: The Pune Chapter, a competition for biotech Undergrad, Masters or PhD students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and present their thesis as a business idea in front of an eminent jury.

BEST-ABLE: The Pune Chapter Guidelines



Application form

NOTE: This competition has been put on hold at the moment. No registrations being accepted!

ABLE- West Zone Chapter

Visit of Mr. GS Krishnan, President, ABLE India on 17 Feb 2022
About this site:
This website is the home page of the West Zone chapter of  Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) (link to ) . This Regional Chapter is hosted by BIRAC BioNEST (link to ) at Venture Center (link to ) , Pune.
About ABLE:
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises – ABLE is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It was launched in April 2003, after industry leaders felt a need to form an exclusive forum to represent the Indian Biotechnology Sector.
ABLE has over 400 members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector like Agribiotech, Bio-pharma, Industrial biotech, Bioinformatics, Investment banks and Venture Capital Firms and Equipment Suppliers.
The primary focus of ABLE is to accelerate the pace of growth of the Biotechnology sector in India, through partnering with the Government in their biotechnology initiatives to deliver optimal policies and create a positive regulatory environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in the sector, providing a platform for domestic and overseas companies to explore collaboration and partnerships, forging stronger links between academia and industry and showcasing the strengths of the Indian biotech sector.
What does the West Zone Chapter of ABLE do?
— Organize periodic meetings of chapter members
— Organize events of interest to the members
— Advocacy for industry issues via ABLE India HQ
Regions covered by the West Zone:
— Maharashtra
— Gujarat
— Goa
— Madhya Pradesh

Venture Center features in ABLE Monthly Newsletter- April 2024 | Issue 0015

Launch event for ABLE: West Zone Chapter

ABLE 20th Anniversary: Curtain Raiser Event

Ravi Sarangapani, Consultant & Mentor for Biomedical Product Startups at Venture Center, participated & represented Venture Center in the ABLE India 20th Anniversary Curtain Raiser event in Bengaluru on 16 November 2022. The topic was Scale Up of MedTech Startups. He is also associated with BIRAC Regional Bioinnovation Center (BRBC) at Venture Center, as a business mentor for MedTech and healthcare startups.

ABLE 20th Anniversary Celebrations in Pune!

ABLE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with Western Regional Partner, Venture Center was held on 08 Feb 2023 in JW Marriott, Pune. The event hosted two panel discussions on “What’s next for Pune Biocluster” and “Selected Emerging Themes & Opportunities in Research & Innovation” respectively. Dr Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries was the Chief Guest while Dr Prashant K. Dhakephalkar, Director, Agharkar Research Institute was invited as the Guest of Honour.

Quick links — West Zone Chapter of ABLE India
— Events and events archive (Link to be added)
— Photo album (Link to be added)
— Directory of ABLE members in West Zone (Link to be added)
__ ABLE India 20th Anniversary Curtain Raiser event (16 November 2022) | LinkedIn
Contact person:
Dr. Smita Kale
Lead Person for the Chapter