Ahmedabad University - A Liberal Education




Bio-NEST launched by BIRAC focuses on fostering the biotech innovation ecosystem in the country. Unlike startups in the IT sector, enterprising ideas in the biotech sector need incubation support of a different kind where they need a technical co-working space with high-end instrumentation, very specialized ecosystem for product development/ clinical/ regulatory/ go-to-market strategies to build their enterprise. The BIRAC Bio-NEST programme provides such support to establish bio-incubators either as a standalone entity or as part of academia.

Incubation at Venturestudio BIRAC BioNEST, Ahmedabad University


We are one of select institutions across the country approved for a BioNEST facility for bio-incubation by BIRAC, DBT. The key focus areas for the VentureStudio BioNEST are Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Biologics and Therapeutics, Agrotechnology among other areas. To know more about the facilities we offer, please visit: Click here

Selection Process


  • Applicants apply online
  • The BioNEST Screening Committee shortlists applicants based on the quality of application and eligibility criteria
  • The shortlisted candidates present their project proposal in front of the BioNEST Selection and Monitoring Committee.
  • The final BioNEST incubatees selected by the Selection & Monitoring Committee will be informed by VentureStudio of their selection

Monitoring and Review


  • BioNEST incubatees shall provide a monthly report to the Programme Manager
  • Incubatees should present their progress to the Project Management Committee every quarter
  • Incubatees should submit any other information and/ or other internal data, as requested by VentureStudio in response to granting agencies request, from time to time

Applications Open


To Apply online – Click Here
Please email the detailed presentation addressing unmet needs, technology description/ innovation/USP/value proposition, market size, revenue streams and business model, team, anticipated risks and any other pertinent information to vs@ahduni.edu.in