C-CAMP wins DST’s National Technology Business Incubator Award

C-CAMP has a portfolio of 5 licensed/spin-off technologies fostered by its translational research program incubated out of C-CAMP Bioincubator.

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New Delhi: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has won the prestigious National Technology Business Incubator Award instituted by the Department of Science & Technology, (DST) Govt of India.
In a prize ceremony to mark India’s 23rd National Technology Day in New Delhi on 11th May, 2022 C-CAMP CEO and Director, Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed received the award in presence of Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr Jitendra Singh, Department of Biotechnology, GoI secretary, Dr Rajesh Gokhale, DST secretary, Dr S. Chandrasekhar and Techonology Development Board, GoI secretary, Shri Rajesh Pathak.
Dr Saiyed in acceptance of the award on behalf of C-CAMP team said – “This recognition is a tremendous validation of the value the Bioincubator program at C-CAMP has been adding to India’s bio-innovation ecosystem. It underlines our success in nurturing cutting-edge research, innovation & entrepreneurship in Life Sciences in India, and leveraging this science to create societal impact.”
The Bioincubator established at C-CAMP with support from Bionest, BIRAC, NITI Aayog-AIM, Ktech-Govt of Karnataka, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India currently has 40 resident incubatees, 10 non-resident incubatees across India and the globe and has supported 25 graduated incubatees over the years.
C-CAMP has also been leading the deep-science bio entrepreneurship ecosystem in India with several portfolio innovations breaking new ground in healthcare, agriculture and environment at a global scale. A significantly high percentage of them have also overcome the typically long gestation period in this high-risk sector with 45 of these, including 20+ COVID care related products, already reaching market. A few gamechanging technologies are in advanced stage, set to hit the market in the coming year.
C-CAMP has a portfolio of 5 licensed/spin-off technologies fostered by its translational research program incubated out of C-CAMP Bioincubator.
The award which is C-CAMP’s second after the National Entrepreneurship Award 2017 by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India is given by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST to recognize “outstanding contribution in techno-entrepreneurship development.”
Dr Jitendra Singh in his address had stressed on the need to boost science to society linkages for making the S&T ecosystem responsive to societal needs.
Dr. Saiyed added – “These national recognitions are a result of amazing work put in by the team, our partners, well-wishers and friends over a decade and these motivate us to do more, create bigger impact in leveraging science for the society.”
C-CAMP is an initiative supported by the Department of Biotechnology Govt of India.