The aim of Westzone Bionest Cluster is to enhance interactions, provide opportunities for peer to peer learnings and build synergies based on the geographical proximities. Currently The West Zone BIRAC Bionest Cluster includes the following members:

Sr. NoName of the IncubatorDescriptionLink to the website
1Venture Center, NCL, Pune (Lead Incubator partner)The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology startups offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the “Pune region” in India. The Venture Center aims to empower and enable scientists and engineers in pursuing technology, innovation and entrepreneurship objectives.Website Link
2SINE-IIT Bombay (co-lead partner) Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), is an umbrella organization at IIT Bombay for fostering entrepreneurship and nurturing tech start-ups. It administers a business incubator which provides ‘Start to scale’ support for technology-based entrepreneurship and facilitates the conversion of research activity into entrepreneurial ventures.Website Link
3Savli Technology Business IncubatorThe State Government of Gujarat, to promote ‘Biotechnology’, has established ‘Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM)’ under Department of Science & technology. To promote, support and facilitate the overall development of Biotechnology in the state. To provide institute, legal financial and policy support. To facilitate networking among stakeholders at Regional, National and International level. To facilitate the infrastructure development and R & D activities. To create scientific awareness, sensitization, socio ethical acceptance and adoption to the potentials and application of biotechnology.Website Link
4RiiDL, Somaiya VidyaviharRiidl is an incubation centre which provides nurturing environment to early based startups by providing them work space and mentoring which enables them to contribute to the community. We also create focused groups who wants to work on projects and technology-based business ideas.Website Link
5NIPER AhmedabadNIPER Ahmedabad aims to establish a state-of-the-art incubator in the field of Discovery & Development of Pharmaceutical Products and Development of Biomedical Devices. Generate ideas and promote innovation. Nurture start-ups and their sustainability. Develop strong business models on biomaterial devices and drug Website Link
6Ahmedabad University–Venture StudioVentureStudio is a startup incubator and accelerator established in 2011 in collaboration with Stanford University’s Centre for Design Research. VentureStudio assists entrepreneurs in creating innovative and scalable ventures by providing access to pre-seed funding support from a variety of grants and schemes. It also provides support from a network of expert mentors and domain experts, access to engaged angel and VC investors and facilities such as state-of-the-art maker labs for engineering prototyping and a bio incubator.Website Link
7BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus
BITS BIRAC BioNEST incubator, an initiative of CIIE of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in Health & Environment. BioNEST Goa is supported by BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council), a Non-profit organization under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. BioNEST aims to help entrepreneurs to ideate, incubate and accelerate their innovative early stage start ups into successful ventures through infrastructural support, mentoring, networking and business advisory. The incubator brings entrepreneurs, mentors, researchers and academicians together to create a vibrant startup ecosystem. Be a part of our network to participate in stimulating conversations, innovative thinking and create forward-looking startups. Website Link
8SIIE-SRISTI BioNEST, AhmedabadSRISTI Innovation visions to become a sanctuary of knowledge of the marginal people but not with a marginal mind, who have done extraordinary innovations and provided a breakthrough solution for society’s day to day problems; and supplement these with inclusive innovations from formal sectorWebsite Link
9B. V. PATEL PERD CentrePERD Centre has nurtured various start-up companies & entrepreneurs so as to assist them develop new product or a service or a concept in the area of Pharmaceutics or Life Sciences, into a marketable commodity. Such sharing of the infrastructure & facilities at PERD Centre are undertaken as part of incubator facility, which was initiated in 2006. With the aim of providing offices, well-equipped laboratory space and state-of-art facilities to more start-up companies & entrepreneurs, PERD Centre received financial support from DBT-BIRAC to set up bioincubator facility specifically for biotechnology based innovations.Website Link


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Wednesday 17 – June -2020 Follow-up Discussion Meeting (Call) of West Zone Bionest Cluster Online

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Neha Khaladkar