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.
Mahatma Gandhi University signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 04/07/2019 represented by Hon. Vice-Chancellor with
Kerala Agri Development and Sustainable Producer Company Limited (KADS PCL) through the
Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC)
19 Sept 2019
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
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.
Research Team: Mr. Sreejith S and Dr. Radhakrishnan E.K. 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 14 th 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.
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.
A competition for innovations in agriculture and food processing was carried out at GREEN FEST-
2019 from 25 th April - 5 th 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" was organized by BIIC on
3 rd and 4 th 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.
A review meeting of start-up holders was conducted on 29 th 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,
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).
The Inauguration of BIIC Start-up Incubation Facility Inauguration was conducted on 19 th 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.
The centre conducted "INNOVATIA 2019", a one day programme to generate new steps for the
development of business ecosystem in Kerala on 11 th 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.
The delegates from industries:
1. Mr. Sobins Kuriakose
Head-State Government and
Citizens Engagement (South)NSDC
2. Mr. Ajay George Varghese
Bipha Drug Laboratories Pvt Ltd
3. Mr. Bobby Issac
Director, Lacon Institute
4. Mr. Neelkanth Pararath
CRS Technologies India Pvt Ltd
5. Mr. Dinesh Thampi
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
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.