2 Day's NASI workshop on Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Programme at Different level of Society was inaugurated at Hotel Pacific Dehradun on 20th June, 2022 - Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology

2 Day’s NASI workshop on Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Programme at Different level of Society was inaugurated at Hotel Pacific Dehradun on 20th June, 2022

2 Day’s NASI workshop on “Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Programme at Different level of Society” was inaugurated at Hotel Pacific Dehradun on 20th June, 2022.
A two-day workshop under the theme ‘Science and Technology based Entrepreneurship Programme at Different Levels of Society’ was jointly organized by The National Academy of Sciences (NASI), Prayagraj, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) and Uttarakhand Council for Biotechnology (UCB) under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav at Hotel Pacific, Dehradun on 20 June 2022. The program was organized in a hybrid mode. Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Director General, UCOST delivered the welcome address and introduced various programs conducted by NASI and UCOST. He said that startups should tune their innovations with changing times as it is an integral part of entrepreneurship development. He talked about the importance of marketing research and technology management for startups.
Dr. Manju Sharma, Former President of NASI gave a brief introduction of the various programs of the academy and talked about opportunities for entrepreneurship in the sector of science and technology. She said the economy can be boosted by the bioresources of the country. She also said that the motive of the workshop is to introduce more young scientists and researchers into the entrepreneurship sector.
Dr. Purnima Sharma, MD BCIL, talked about the agroclimatic diversity of the country and increasing demand for biotech products, and various entrepreneurship opportunities in the sector of pharmaceutical, biofertilizers, and the development of the medical device. She also talked about various proactive government policies for startups.
Dr. Anurag Sharma from IIT Bombay delivered the presidential address and talked about the importance of incubation in enterpreuship development and various activities and programs initiated by IIT Bombay for students. Prof. V. P Kamboj gave a brief introduction of various startups which developed in the COVID Era. A vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar, NASI, Prayagraj.
The keynote address of the first technical session of the day was delivered by Dr. Rohit Srivastava, IIT Bombay. He introduced various technologies which were commercialized and transferred to industries by IIT Bombay. Dr. Purnima from BCIL, New Delhi delivered a talk on entrepreneurship Opportunities in India and she talked about process simplification for encouraging startups and various segments of the biotechnology industry in India.
Another lecture was delivered by Prof. K. N. Badhani, Dean of Administration, IIM Kashipur. Prof Badhani talked about various types of funding schemes for entrepreneurs.
The second Technical session was chaired by Dr. Rajendra Dobhal and the co-chair was Dr. Purnima. The theme address of the session was delivered by Shachindra Pandey. He talked about IPR Rights, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and geographical indication and their importance in IP protection. He also talked about the complete process of patent filing. Ms. Hiresha Sharma, a successful entrepreneur also shared her experience with students. She talked about her journey from IT Professional to medicinal mushroom producer and entrepreneur.
The third technical session was chaired by Prof. Rohit Shrivastava. The theme address was delivered by Prof. Pralay Maiti, BHU, and Varanasi on the topic Development of Healthcare Materials and the way forward to commercialization.
Prof. Azam Ali Khan, IIT Roorkee talked about innovation and entrepreneurship support. In this session, Dr. A. K. Singh, CEO of Biotechpark shared his experiences related to entrepreneurship.A special address was delivered by Dr. Ram Gopal Rao, IIT Delhi. In this workshop, Scientists and officials of Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Uttarakhand Council for Biotech, members of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), and students from different colleges were present. The Report of NASI, India, 2019- 2021 was also launched during this workshop.