The E-YUVA programme is designed to encourage young students and researchers to engage in applied research and need-oriented (societal or industry) entrepreneurial innovation. Students at all levels, including undergraduates, post-graduates, and post-doctoral researchers, can benefit from finance (via fellowships and research grants), technical and business mentoring, exposure to the bio-incubation concept, and orientation to the entrepreneurial culture.
This BIRAC project is carried out through E-YUVA Centers (EYCs), which are specialized hubs hosted within a university/institute and supervised by a BIRAC BioNEST sponsored bio-incubator. Hence, the collaboration with GIET University. EYCs serve as anchors, providing students with the necessary support and guidance. Each EYC features a BIRAC-supported pre-incubation facility that provides infrastructure and equipment for selected students to conduct basic research and experimentation. Through bio-incubator connect, advanced research needs are met.
E-YUVA Center (EYC) of GIET University is a flagship programme supported by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs. This center is being established at GIET University on 20th Sep 2021 in School of Engineering & Technology within Biotechnology Department.
Scope of E-Yuva Centre
The E-YUVA Centre provides mentorship to BIRAC Innovation fellows who have extensive knowledge, technical, and business expertise in the industry and will support the fellows with their planned projects.
The E-YUVA Centre provides excellent office and laboratory space for the BIRAC Innovation fellows to conduct their research on a pilot scale.
The E-YUVA Centre provides legal and accounting help to the BIRAC Innovation fellows. The BIRAC Innovation fellows are also given with IPR services such as patent mapping and patent applications.
E-YUVA Centre provides access to a broad network of researchers, faculty, business people, industrialists, venture capitalists, governmental agencies, and other service providers.
The BIRAC Innovation fellows will initially get funding to help them with their study. Furthermore, BIRAC Innovation fellows can gain access to Venture Capitalists and other government entities to help them start a firm.
Workshops and Training
E-YUVA Centre will provide specialized training in the form of a workshop to help the BIRAC Innovation fellows improve their technical and entrepreneurial skills. This is open not only to incubatees but also to students who want to improve their business skills.
The Consulting E-YUVA Centre seeks to provide market research, technology development, technology validation, and other allied disciplines to the BIRAC Innovation fellows as needed.