1st Bio-Innovators Meet and 6th Yesummit, 2022 at Adamas University, Kolkata
Innovators and Entrepreneurs across the country gather at Adamas University for 1st Bio-Innovators Meet and 6th Young Entrepreneurs Summit
Adamas University has taken a big stride towards promoting innovators and entrepreneurs through the 1st Bio-Innovators Meet and 6th Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2022 held from 16th to 18th Aug 2022. More than 150 participants across 14+ states of India participated in the summit. The program was organized jointly by the E-YUVA Centre, Adamas University (Supported by BIRAC), and Youth Aid Foundation.
The amalgamated initiative was focused on the development of youth and bio-Innovators in regard of economic prosperity, social inclusion, and the future of science, technology, and innovation. Through this program ideators /start-ups/ innovators/ incubates were provided training through workshops and funding assistance for prototype development, marketing assistance, business plan development, sustenance, and accelerated growth. The participants were mostly grassroots-level entrepreneurs ranging from tech-based to social start-ups.
The Kolkata Chapter of Falling Walls Lab was also hosted where several bio-innovators pitched their ideas. The Champion of Falling Walls Lab Adamas University, Kolkata is going to be sponsored to present the innovation in Global Falling Walls Lab in Nov 2022 at Berlin, Germany.
The inaugural session was graced by Prof. Samit Ray, Chancellor, of Adamas University, Prof. Deependra Kumar Jha, Vice-Chancellor Adamas University. Dr. Subhra Ranjaan Chakraborti, Director-Operations, BIRAC Govt. of India was the Chief Guest, and Mr. Sudipta Porel, Joint Secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal was the guest of honour. Prof. Ujjwal Kr Choudhury delivered the keynote address. The program was also attended by Mr. Mathew Mattam, Chairperson, Youth Aid Foundation, Dr. Swapnil Sinha, CEO Bio_NEST, IIT Guwahati and Dr. M.Z. Ansari, founder Miraj Bioscience. The speakers for various plenary sessions were Ms. Mahua Hom Chaoudhury, Scientist C, DSTBT, Govt. of WB, Mr. Arijit Bhattacharya, CEO, Coinnovate Ventures, Dr. Nayan Mitra, President Sustainable Business Council, Ms. Sujata Chatterjee, Founder and MD, Twirl Store, Dr. Amalesh Mukhopadhyay, Scientist G DST, Govt. of India (Retd) and many more.
Prof. Ray, in his speech, emphasized the role of academic institutions in bringing innovation and entrepreneurial culture among the youth of the country. Prof. Jha emphasized the role of the creation of a conducive ecosystem for Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Dr. Chakraborty from BIRAC explained the role of incubators and various schemes and support available from BIRAC towards bio-innovation and entrepreneurship. Mr. Porel appreciated the leading role of Adamas University in such initiatives and the status of IPR of West Bengal. Prof. Chowdhury elaborated on the factors leading toward the creation of unicorn start-ups in India. Dr. Saptarshi Chatterjee, Chief Coordinator of the E-YUVA Centre elaborated on the various initiatives of Adamas University in creating Job Givers rather than Job Seekers. Mr. Mattam made the audience aware of social entrepreneurship and the role of grassroots entrepreneurs in the Indian economy.
The program also provided scope for innovators and entrepreneurs to showcase their products through an exhibition cum sale. 19 awards were given away in various categories from ideation to incubation, acceleration to bio-innovation, etc.