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Entrepreneur IN RESIDENCE

Bio-CPS Entrepreneur-In-Residence (Bio-CPS EIR) is an umbrella program under the entrepreneurship development vertical of BITS BioCyTiH Foundation to encourage and support young innovators and budding entrepreneurs in the interdisciplinary area of Bio-CPS.

Bio-CPS EIR is a six-months’ long intense program of rigorous training, handholding and nurturing Bio-CPS focused innovators through their early-stage entrepreneurial journey.

The program facilitates the fellows with monthly fellowship of Rs. 50,000/- for the duration of six months to partially de-risk their entrepreneurial journey and provides crucial offerings for the early-stage start-ups. In addition to monthly fellowship, Bio-CPS EIRs will also be eligible for a cash prize award up to Rs. 5,00,000/- on successful completion of the program or upon highly promising progress of the project during the program.

Three Bio-CPS EIRs selected for the first cohort of the Program and their respective projects are as follows:

Munjid Maryam
PhD Scholar, Soil and Water Engineering, Sher-e-Kashmir

Automated Indoor Aeroponics Cultivation of Saffron

Narendra Dhele
Cofounder, T3 Molecular Genetics Private Limited

Peptides as New Therapeutics against Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Amandeep Srivastava
M.Tech. Computer Science

AGRIMO – An Eye on Agriculture

Two Bio-CPS EIRs selected for the second cohort of the Program and their respective projects are as follows:

Saaraj Gupta

M.Tech, Bio-Technology

Microfluidics for anti-microbial resistance (AMR)

Pahal Garwa

M.Sc. Environmental Sciences

Blockceuticals – optimizing the pharma export supply chain

First call for proposals under EIR
First call for proposals was launched until 14th November 2022

Link for the First Call     

Second call for proposal Bio-CPS EIR
The second call for proposals was launched on May 10th, 2023, with an application deadline of June 1st, 2023. This program aims to support young entrepreneurs in the field of Bio-CPS, with a focus on inventions and product development in the Healthcare, Agriculture, Water and/or Environment sectors.

Link for the Second Call     

Third call for proposals under EIR
Selected startups will be offered monthly assistance of INR 50,000 for the complete duration of 6 months.

Application Deadline: Before 6pm, 8th Feb 2024

Link for the Third Call