Business Innovation and Incubation center (BIIC), Mahatma Gandhi University Programme Report 2019

BIIC is the institutional innovation platform meant for the improvement of the overall ecosystem of Mahatma Gandhi University. From 2016 onwards,  BIIC is playing  key role in translating  the faculty and student innovation activities to ideas, services and products for diverse applications. The BIIC is supporting vibrant ecosystem for students startups and entrepreneurship within the campus through student start-up policies, technology transfer, incubation facilities, patent filing etc.

Patent Filing Details

The centre supported 8 Patent filings during the year 2019. Patent application number has provided to the 8 patent applicants.

Details of MoU

As per the initiatives of Mahatma Gandhi University a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 04/07/2019 represented by Hon. Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Mahatma Gandhi University with. Keralaagri Development and Sustainable Producer Company Limited (KADS PCL) through the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC).

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 19/09/2019 represented by Hon. Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Mahatma Gandhi University with National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) through the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC).

Student Mentor Interface

A Student Mentor Interface was organised by Business Innovation and Incubation centre on 10-01-2019 at various departments within Mahatma Gandhi University. The programme was conducted with the intention of bringing together all the student start-up holders of BIIC and various external experts of BIIC.

Details of Technology Transfer

  1. Research Team: Mr. Sreejith S and Dr. Radhakrishnan E.K.
  2. Research Team: Ms. Aswathy Jayakumar and Dr. Radhakrishnan E.K.

Company Name: Agri Biotech Research Centre Limited (ABTEC), Kottayam, Kerala Technology transfer agreement was signed on 14th January 2019 represented by the Hon. Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Mahatma Gandhi University with Agro-Biotech Research Centre Limited (ABTEC) through the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) of Mahatma Gandhi University.

Boot camp 2019

A boot camp was organized on January 18-23, 2019 at School of Environmental Sciences. The programme was aimed to strengthen University research tie up and interaction with international experts. The lead of boot camp was Dr. Ryan Baidya from USA. As part of this programme start-up grant of Rs 10000 were distributed to 18  start-up holders selected by the evaluation committee.

BIIC-TechFest-2019

A competition for innovations in agriculture and food processing was carried out at GREEN FEST-2019 from 25th April – 5th May 2019 in association with Kerala Agriculture Development Society (KADS), Thodupuzha at Municipal Stadium, Thodupuzha

Invited talk Series on “Herbal and Food Innovations-IPR Management”

Invited talk Series on “Herbal and Food Innovations-IPR Management” was organized by BIIC on 3rd and 4th May 2019 at School of Biosciences. Dr. Sunil Pareek (National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management), Dr. K. B. Ramesh Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute) and Adv. Benoy Kadavan (Legal Consultancy BIIC) were invited as speakers for the programme.

Review Meeting of Start-up Holders

A review meeting of start-up holders was conducted on 29th June 2019 at BIIC of M.G. University. Twenty start-up holders were presented their progress of work in front of the expert committee. The expert committee consisted of Dr. N. K. Sasidharan, Professor of Agronomy (Retd), Kerala Agricultural University, Dr. Pushpalatha K. P., Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Smt. K. J. Geetha Former Project Director, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Kottayam.

Young Innovators Programme (YIP)

The centre completed the registration process to expose young students to the cycle of innovation to create a deeper imprint on the academic system in Kerala through Young Innovators Programme (YIP) organized by Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC).

Inauguration of Start-up Incubation Facility at BIIC

The Inauguration of BIIC Start-up Incubation Facility Inauguration was conducted on 19th August 2019 afternoon by Dr. K. T. Jaleel, Hon. Minister for Higher Education and Minority Welfare in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Sabu Thomas, Hon. Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University.

START UP COMPANIES

  1.  Interious BioResearch Centre    Sreejith S, Shibil Shad K, Aswani Raveendran
  2.  A-GRADE TOOLS

  Jisho George,  Shaji K Varghese

              3.  CALABURA LABS Renjith Mahasenan, Abudahir

4. Eco Loving Advancement (ELA)

Balu Balachandran, Shabeer Shajahan, Gopikrishna V G, Abdul Shukkur M, Arun   Sasi S, Aswin Rajan Varghese

Innovatia 2019

The centre conducted “INNOVATIA 2019”, a one day programme to generate new steps for the development of business ecosystem in Kerala on 11th October 2019 in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).  This one day program mainly includes inaugural function, invited talk and panel discussions with industrial experts from Nanotechnology, Chemical Science, Physics, Environmental Science, Biosciences, Computer Sciences and Management and Tourism. Main goal of the program was to encourage innovations and technological leads that can be generated through industry academic interactions.

1. Mr. Sobins Kuriakose

    Head-State Government and

    Citizens Engagement (South)NSDC

2. Mr. Ajay George Varghese

    Managing Director

    Bipha Drug Laboratories Pvt Ltd

3. Mr. Bobby Issac

    Director, Lacon Institute

4. Mr. Neelkanth Pararath

    Managing Director

    CRS Technologies India Pvt Ltd

5. Mr. Dinesh Thampi

   Vice President

   Tata Consultancy Services

6. Mr.Pradeep P

    Sr. Business Analyst and Project Coordinator

    Fingent Technology Solutions

7 .Dr. Girinath G Pillai

    CEO, Zastra Innovations Pvt Ltd

8. Dr. Krishnendran,

    Head Molecular Genetics Department

    DDRC, Kottayam

Start-up Screening

On 25/11/2019 BIIC organised a Start-up Screening of the new  start-up ideas presented by the applicants. Mr. Prathik Lenin, Chartered Accountant and Mr Anil Raghavan, CEO Saint Gits group of Companies wrere the invited external experts of the screening committee. 7 Applicants presented their innovative projects before the committee.