A FACILITY MANANGED BY RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY OWNED
BY THE KERALA INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
(KINFRA), GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
BioNest a facility managed by RGCB serves (a) to accelerate the
commercialization of new technologies (b) to nurture emerging ventures
(c) to assist new enterprises to forge appropriate link with other
biotech companies, academia and government. BioNest aims to provide a
viable mechanism for licensing new technologies to upcoming
biotech/pharma companies, to start new local ventures and to achieve
early state value enhancement of the technology with minimum financial
inputs. The deliverables of BioNest are technology packages, new product
portfolios, techno economic feasibility and project reports for new
products, process/product patents, prototypes of new equipment and rich
management experience. BioNest will also be a creator of new jobs in
technology development, scale-up and transfer fields. The precise
objectives of BioNest can be categorized as:
- To usher in economic development in Kerala based on accelerated
applications of innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology.
- To evolve strategic partnerships between innovators for R&D
institutions, entrepreneurs and biotech companies.
- To provide world class facilities and services for conception,
feeler investigations, process standardization and scale up of
biotechnologies through RGCB-KINFRA interface.
- To serve as a nodal point for facilitating the efforts of
entrepreneurs in translating their technological breakthroughs into
commercially successful ventures by providing ready to use facilities
for refinement, up gradation and up scaling of biotechnologies for
production of plant based value added products and biopharmaceuticals.
In addition, tissue culture facilities would be set up for micro
propagation of quality planting materials, apart from their
conversation and multiplication through green houses.
- To provide business support to entrepreneurs in the form of
information on technologies, markets, patent search etc. by setting up
a Technology Ventures Center.
- To identify, develop and adapt, spin off technologies from India
and overseas R&D institutions for commercialization.
- To promote use of plant and bio-resources of the region to develop
commercially important products and processes employing environmentally
benign and cost effective technologies.
- To serve as a center for promoting sensitivity to entrepreneurship
to catalyze acquisition, scale up and transfer of biotechnologies.
- To identify, train and support new entrepreneurs to establish start
up ventures in biotechnology.
- To develop human resource for undertaking a variety of knowledge
based services and techniques relevant to biotechnology.
- To assist the entrepreneurs in protecting the newly generated
- The assist entrepreneurs and their new biotech enterprises to get
financial support from venture capital, financial, banking and
- To provide business expertise to entrepreneurs by experts and well
established financial and management companies through consultancy