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BIRAC REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE (BREC)                                                                                          

The Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in partnership with Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has set up the BIRAC REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRE (BREC) with an objective of encouraging the spirit of bio-entrepreneurship, facilitating the creation of life science start-ups and mentoring start-ups to increase their chances of success. 

Need for Amplification of Bio-Entrepreneurship

The surge of innovation-led bio-entrepreneurship across India has laid the foundations of a biotech startup nation and it is imperative to build on this towards amplifying entrepreneurship related activities, which can bridge the identified gaps such as: 

  • Expanding entrepreneurship related awareness in colleges, universities and research institutions
  • Providing focused mentorship to start ups and entrepreneurial individuals including academics
  • Providing access to networks

 Aims & Objectives of BREC

The aim of BREC would be to foster and facilitate bio-entrepreneurship including imparting bio-entrepreneurs necessary knowledge and skills for transforming innovative biotech ideas into successful & sustainable ventures, which create national and global impact. 

 Objectives:

  1. Create and inculcate a spirit of bio-entrepreneurship
  2. Facilitate and catalyze the journey of biotech ideas of bio-entrepreneurs towards commercialization
  3. Enable and empower bio-entrepreneurs through business and technology advice and mentorship covering all aspects of business such as Finance, Legal, IP, HR, Business model, Business plans, Go-to Market strategy and others

Activities of BREC

Activities of BREC are divided into five main verticals:

1. National Life Science Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme
2. BIRAC C-CAMP National Life Science Entrepreneurship Challenge Programme
3. Entrepreneurship Development Boot Camp Programme
4. Meet the Investors Series Programme – Dragon’s Den
5. Entrepreneurship Development Workshops