On 15th May 2017, Dr. Renu Swarup, Managing Director, BIRAC, launched Phase 2 of the BIRAC-supported Bioincubator at Venture Center in the presence of Dr. Satya Dash and Mr. Pramod Chaudhuri, chairman of Praj Industries. Phase 2 of the Bioincubator is spread over 4900 sqft of space, and was completed 6 months ahead of schedule. With an increase in the space dedicated for bioenterprises, Venture Center is looking to tap into the emerging biotech potential in Pune.
During the event, two resident startups, WeInnovate Biosolutions and Green Pyramid Biotech, launched their products. WeInnovate Biosolutions launched an antimicrobial spray for disinfecting hospital surfaces, while Green Pyramid Biotech launched their bio-surfactant-based cleaning solution for fruits and vegetables. After the launch, a poster session was organized to showcase some of the innovative technologies being pursued by the entrepreneurs and startups at Venture Center.
IBPL CSR Support to Venture Center
On 23rd March 2017, Pune-based International Biotech Park Limited (IBPL) extended its CSR grant to NCL Venture Center to support clean energy initiatives and incubation. The support includes setting up a plug-and-play test rig for multiple clean/renewable power technology ideas and prototypes. The grant is also being used to set up a solar panel farm to reduce the incubator’s carbon footprint.
Snapshot of some other events