Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Life Sciences Workshop at IIM Bangalore


Are you planning to startup a life science business? Here’s opportunity for all those interested in this space. The N S Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) along with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) is hosting a workshop on Entrepreneurship Opportunities in LIFE SCIENCES on the 1st September 2012 at IIMB.

The workshop is targeted at start-ups in life sciences as well as aspiring entrepreneurs who plan to start up a life sciences business. Eminent entrepreneurs, corporate managers and academics will come together at this workshop, share their experience and answer questions from the participants.

The workshop will be preceded by an announcement of a joint initiative by IIMB and C-CAMP, NCBS in the presence of Dr. Renu Swarup, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

The programme for the workshop is presented below:


09:30 - 10:00                     Networking and Registration

10:00 - 10:45                     Plenary talks:

- Entrepreneurship as a way of life - Prof K Kumar, IIMB

- Prospects for and challenges facing BT entrepreneurship

in India- Dr. Satya Dash, Senior Consutant, IIMB & IISc

- C-CAMP's lessons of experience in BT entrepreneurship

in India- Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed, Director and COO,


10:45 - 11:15                     Joint Announcement from IIMB/NCBS:

Address by:

Dr. Renu Swarup, Advisor, DBT and MD -BIRAC

Prof. S. Ramaswamy, CEO, C-CAMP

Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIMB

11:15 - 11:45                     Tea and Networking

11:45 - 13:15                     Panel discussion: Starting up and growing BT businesses in


Moderator: Dr. Vijay Chandru, Founder & Managing

Director Strand Life Sciences


Dr. Suri Venkatachalam, CEO, Connexios Life Sciences

Dr. Raman Govindarajan, Head, R&D, Sanofi

Aventis India

Rajesh Rai, CEO, IKP Investment Management


Prof. Chirantan Chatterjee, Corporate Strategy and

Policy, IIMB

Date: Saturday, 1st Sep 2012

Time: 9:30AM to 2:00PM

Venue: Auditorium, IIMB

To register, take a look at their website.


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