The government’s nodal funding agency for the biotech industry, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), will house its regional entrepreneurship centre at Bengaluru-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a biotechnology innovation incubator. BIRAC’s Regional Entrepreneurship Centre’s (BREC) aim is to increase portfolio through partnerships. We want to connect with startups. We realise it has to be through partnership.
The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms – C-CAMP, technology and innovation hub, will house the BIRAC Regional Entrepreneurship Centre (BREC) in Bengaluru. The centre has been set up with the objective of encouraging the spirit of bio-entrepreneurship, facilitating the creation of life science start-ups and mentoring start-ups to increase their chances of success. Proposed activities at BREC include biotechnology entrepreneurship awareness programmes, a national biotechnology entrepreneurship challenge, business/ strategy boot-camps and workshops with national/ international experts, investor meetings and knowledge seminars. BIRAC is the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council. BREC was officially launched recently by Prof G Padmanaban, Honorary Professor and Former Director IISc, and Prof K VijayRaghavan Secretary, Department of Biotechnology.