DBT BioNEST Incubator

Mizoram University- Bio incubator Nurturing Social Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies in the field of Bio-prospecting and Environmental Management(MZUBioNEST- BEM)

Name of Project Leader

H. Lalhruaitluanga (Coordinator)
Department of Biotechnology
School of Life Sciences
Mizoram University (A Central University)
Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004, Mizoram

Lalnilawma(Co-coordinator)
Dept. of Extension Education and Rural Development
Mizoram University (A Central University)
Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004, Mizoram

N. Senthil Kumar (Co-coordinator)
Department of Biotechnology
School of Life Sciences
Mizoram University (A Central University)
Tanhril, Aizawl – 796004, Mizoram

The proposed MZUBioNEST- BEM will focus on both:

  1. Initiate, expand and deepen the incubation service and related Social entrepreneurship initiatives in the area of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Community based rural livelihood resources at Mizoram University.
  2. Creation of state-of-art entrepreneurship environment and IPR for budding entrepreneurs.

The proposed incubation centre fulfils the Mizoram University’s vision of “The Cutting Edge Science Technology that engages students, researchers, faculty and others in the region”. The Bio-Incubator at MZU is expected to be a collaborative activity between a team of high quality researchers in the institution and researchers or research-users in several companies or organizations in and around MZU, where the nature of research is related to production or improvement of natural resources employing life science and entrepreneurship tools. The proposed Bio-Incubator at MZU (MZUBioNEST- BEM) will focus on new and emerging technologies, multidisciplinary and translational research in the areas of Biological Sciences/ Biotechnology. The rationale for setting up Bio-Incubator at MZU is to harness and bio-prospect the rich Biodiversity cum Bioresources in Mizoram through Social Entrepreneurship and also to judiciously utilize the skillful manpower resources available in the State. More importantly, Mizoram does not have any Industry or Company in the field of natural resources and biodiversity and this Incubation Centre will provide ample opportunities for the growth of the State as well as provide job opportunities to skilled people.

Vision of the project is to support and nurture for start-ups in the area of bio-prospecting, environment, biology and biotechnology and promotes social entrepreneurship.