Bengaluru-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), a technology and innovation hub, has launched an accelerator programme for Life Sciences – healthcare, med-tech, agri-biotech and industrial biotech – startups.
The four-month programme will focus on productisation, market validity, go-to market strategy and business model.
The programme will include mentoring as well. At the end of the programme, the startups will pitch themselves to angel and seed fund investors as well as HNIs. With the launch of the accelerator programme, CCAMP has added one more initiative and can now offer a customised programme for each startup based on their requirement.
“We realised that very exciting biotech innovations are being developed which are technology driven. They , however, need to understand how to get these products or technologies to the market. In the absence of this, their potential and application is not realised,” said Taslimarif Saiyed, director of C-CAMP .
“The call for applications is open. We are looking to start the first programme in May-June and are looking at eight to 12 ventures who have already established proof-of-concept and have a prototype ready” said Nandita Chandavarkar, who is coordinating the accelerator programme.