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Job Opportunity:

Program Executive

(Seed Fund Investments)

ASPIRE-TBI is looking for a dedicated and dynamic Program Executive (Seed Fund Investments). If you are passionate about the startup ecosystem and meet the criteria, we invite you to apply.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resumes to:
– admintbi@uohyd.ernet.in
– aspiretbi@gmail.com

Application Deadline:

July 31st, 2024

Grab this opportunity to join ASPIRE-TBI and make a significant impact in the startup ecosystem!

 Join ASPIRE-TBI and make a significant impact in the startup ecosystem!

“Advancements in

LCMS & OMICS Applications”

ASPIRE-BioNEST, in association with Waters, is delighted to announce a workshop designed to provide a brief overview of Waters’ advancements in LCMS systems and the technologies they offer for omics platforms.

📅 Date: 24th May 2024
📍 Venue: Seminar Hall, School of Life Sciences, University of                  Hyderabad.


ASPIRE in collaboration with IIFL Finance, is conducting a seminar on the “Glory of the Indian Economy” covering various areas including an overview of the Indian economy and stock market, financial planning, a brief update on investment opportunities, do’s and don’ts of investments, and an overview of startup companies.

📅 Date: 21st May 2024
🕞 Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
📍 Venue: Seminar Hall, School of Life Sciences, University of                  Hyderabad.

“Basics of the BIG Program” & “How to Write Grant Proposals”!

📅 Date: Wednesday, May 8th
⏰ Time: 2:00 PM

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your grant writing skills and understand more about funding opportunities. Reserve your spot now!

“Exploring Funding Opportunities for Start-Ups”

🚀 Get ready to fuel your entrepreneurial dreams!

Join us for an insightful session on Exploring Funding Opportunities for Start-Ups.

📅 Date: 22nd February 2024
🕞 Time: 3:30 PM
📍 Venue: Seminar Hall, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad

This event provides significant opportunity for start-up founders and business leaders to:
§ Engage with financial experts about various funding avenues
available to start-ups.
§ Understand the role of banks in facilitating start-up growth
through strategic funding.
§ Explore grant and loan opportunities specifically aimed at
fostering innovation.
§ Gain insights from the journey of a successful start-up.

Our distinguished panel includes:
Mr.Satyanarayana Kuchibhatla, Co-founder & Director, Latent heat2comfort technologies
Mr.PremShankarJha, General Manager (MSME), UCO Bank – A Government of India Owned Public Sector Bank
Mr. Srikanth N, Deputy General Manager & Zonal Head (Hyderabad), UCO Bank
Dr.Viswanadham Duppatla, Vice President, IKP Knowledge Park

✅ RSVP: https://lnkd.in/gjiGAepv.
📧 For more information, contact us at uohbionest@uohyd.ac.in or smehub.hyderabad@ucobank.co.in
📞 040-29881897 / 9494781966 / 9600006376

Impurity Insights

USP India, in partnership with ASPIRE and Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), is delighted to host the ‘Impurity Insights’ initiative on January 24, 2024, at the University of Hyderabad. This seminar will focus on the management of organic and inorganic impurities in pharmaceuticals, featuring distinguished speakers Dr. Ravi Reddy and Antonio Hernandez-Cardoso. This event presents a unique opportunity for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to gain invaluable insights and network with peers. We encourage interested parties to register promptly to ensure participation.

🌟 Discover the Future of Bioprocessing and Biopharmaceuticals 🌟

Are you at the forefront of biotechnology and eager to stay ahead of the curve? Join us for an enthralling seminar that promises a deep dive into the dynamic world of bioprocessing and biopharmaceutical production!

🗓️ Mark Your Calendars: November 8, 2023
⏰ Set Your Alarms: 2:00 PM Sharp

📍 Destination Innovation:
Networking Area, ASPIRE BioNEST, School of life sciences, University of Hyderabad

🎙️ Hear from the Visionaries:
🔹 Charles MY Lim from LISURE Science, a titan in bioconsulting, will unveil cutting-edge developments in “Downstream Processing Technologies and Continuous Buffer Management System.”

🔹 Professor-Emeritus E.K. Lee, a revered figure at Puriogen, Inc., will illuminate “Bioprocess Chromatography & Membrane Separations” and their pivotal roles in biomanufacturing.

Embark on a journey of discovery with industry pioneers and amplify your expertise. Don’t miss out on this nexus of innovation and networking!

Dreaming of Entrepreneurship?

  Concept Competition 3rd Call is NOW OPEN across all domains!

Hey University of Hyderabad students!
Got an innovative idea? Want to test its potential? Dive into the world of entrepreneurship with @ASPIRE exclusive offer.

🚀 Why apply?
1️⃣ Secure a FREE co-working space at ASPIRE for 6-months.
2️⃣ Receive essential consumables to test your idea’s feasibility.
3️⃣ Gain invaluable training, mentorship, and guidance on developing your business plan.

Whether you’re solo or have a team, this opportunity is tailor-made for your entrepreneurial aspirations.

🗓️ Hurry! Application closes on 15th NOVEMBER 2023.

Unleash your potential. Let’s shape the future together!

“4th Conference of Clinical Scientists
on Research in Basic Medical Sciences”

Molecular Genetic Screening of Inborn Errors in Infants
“Current Trends & Challenges in Reproductive Health”

ASPIRE-BioNEST is hosting the 4th Conference of Clinical Scientists on Research in Basic Medical Sciences in association with National M.Sc Medical Teachers’ Association (NMMTA).

🗓️ Date: 8th & 9th September 2023

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility & Seminar Hall (School of          Lifesciences)

Are you ready to turn your innovation into BIG success? The moment has come!

ASPIRE BioNEST, in collaboration with BIG-Partner IKP Knowledge Park, hosting a seminar on “Investing in Innovative Ideas,” on 10th August at the ASPIRE-Network Area.

Uncover the secrets of the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG), get insights on application, funding, and incubation, and take the essential leap toward turning your concept into a life-changing product.

Mark the date and be part of this pivotal moment in biotech innovation.

🗓️ Date: 10th  AUGUST 2023

⏰ Time: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility

“Dream BIG!”

How to crack Biotechnology Ignition Grant

One-on-one session

🗓️ Date: 1st AUGUST 2023

⏰ Time: 10:00 AM to 13:30 PM

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility

Dear Biotech entrepreneurs, it’s BIG time! Secure up to ₹50 lakhs in funding via DBT-BIRAC’s Biotech Ignition Grant (BIG). Join us for a one-on-one session at the ASPIRE-Networking Center on August 1st, and let’s strategize on cracking BIG together. Don’t miss out!


🗓️ Date: 20 JULY 2023

⏰ Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

“Unlock the potential of your innovative ideas and give them wings with the right funding!

KIIT-Technology Business Incubator and ASPIRE-BioNEST are jointly organizing a session on “Understanding BIG-23 Call: A Guide to Successful Grant Writing.” This session aims to help you navigate the maze of grant applications and prepare a successful proposal for the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG).

Join us on July 20th for this insightful session where, Our team will be on hand to guide you through the application process, funding mechanisms, and incubation support.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your transformative idea to life. Register now at:


“Road Show”

🗓️ Date: 30 MAY 2023

⏰ Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility

ASPIRE-BioNEST, in Association with BIO-RAD, is Organizing a “Road Show” on 30th May 2023, from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. 

“Seminar on Hollow Fiber Modules in Downstream Application by Asahi Kasei Corporation Japan”

🗓️ Date: 30 MAY 2023

⏰ Time: 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility

Microza™ UF and MF industrial Membranes and Systems

Advanced ultrafiltration and microfiltration hollow-fiber membranes and systems developed and produced by Asahi Kasei are at the forefront of the filtration process and materials technology. Microza™ UF and MF – serving industry and the environment, around the globe, through water treatment, separation, purification, and refining, in automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and other fields of production and processing.

“Knowledge Culture Seminar”

🗓️ Date: April 25th, 2023

⏰ Time: 2:30 PM

📍 Location: ASPIRE Networking Facility

Accelerate your downstream purification and lot release testing with Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, in collaboration with ASPIRE-BioNEST, cordially invites you to a seminar focused on the latest innovations in chromatography resins and pharmaceutical analytical testing technology on April 25th, 2023, at the ASPIRE Networking Facility, as we explore cutting-edge advancements designed to enhance the efficiency of your downstream processing. The event will commence at 2:30 PM, and we look forward to your valuable participation.

ASPIRE Foundation Day Celebrations


7th March 2023, 11:30 AM onwards

Association for Scientific Pursuits in Innovative Research Enterprises (ASPIRE), is a Not-for-Profit Section 8 Company founded by the University of Hyderabad in 2018 to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem on the campus. ASPIRE provides an enabling resource platform for budding entrepreneurs in diverse areas of science and technology.  Currently, three incubation centers (ICs) are functioning under ASPIRE, i.e., ASPIRE-BioNEST, ASPIRE-TBI, and ASPIRE TIDE, providing incubation support in the areas of Life Sciences, Pharma & Chemistry, Materials, and IT & Electronics. It is the largest incubation ecosystem for sciences in Hyderabad. ASPIRE supported over 85 start-ups to translate their ideas into technologies. ASPIRE is celebrating its 5th Foundation day.

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Universities-Opportunities & Challenges

3rd & 4th February 2022

ASPIRE in Association with University of Hyderabad is Organizing a two day conference “Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Universities: Opportunities & Challenges” on 3rd & 4th of February, 2023.

Guidance session for BIG 22nd call in association with SINE-IITB

January 10th , 2023 | 4:00PM to 5:30PM

Invited Speakers:  Dr. Debashis Das (BIG REVIEWER) & Dr. Lini Basil ( BIG GRANTEE)

 in association with ASPIRE BioNEST is conducting a webinar session to provide guidance for BIG 22nd call

Stem Cell Therapy –The Future of Medicine?

August 23rd, 2022


Dr. Sairam Atluri is a pioneer of stem cell therapy in the US. He published the first ever controlled trial using stem cells to treat severe low back pain. Also has written highly cited, review articles regarding treating Covid-19 with stem cells. Dr. Atluri is the Co-Editor of the largest textbook regarding Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management. He was also part of the team which wrote guidelines for the treatment of low back pain with stem cells. He is a regular speaker at the annual meetings of ASIPP, TOBI, and IOF which are the premier stem cell organizations in the US.


August 24th & 25th 

ASPIRE BioNEST in association with Cytiva is organizing a two-day workshop to discuss different aspects of Biopharmaceutics manufacturing. The workshop discusses the standard practices followed by industry leaders with case studies on troubleshooting. This will help you speed up your research with technical advances and accelerate the development, manufacture, and delivery of bio-therapeutics. The workshop also includes hands-on training on the UNICORN™ platform with an emphasis on advanced features to achieve optimal performance from your system.

EMBO Lecture Course

August 10th, 2022

Centre for Predictive Human Model Systems at Atal Incubation Centre – CCMB Hyderabad has received a grant from EMBO to conduct an India | EMBO Lecture Course titled, “Micro physiological Systems: Advances and Applications in human-relevant research” from 31st Oct-4th Nov 2022 (physical meeting). This Lecture Course is targeted at Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty, teachers, physician-researchers, and industry personnel who are interested to know about organoids and organs-on-chip models and want to employ these systems in their area of research.
Applications for the lecture course are open until August 10th, 2022. More details can be found on the website here – https://lnkd.in/dSHYpBxC


August 30th, 2022

ASPIRE-BioNEST is calling all the innovators! at the University of Hyderabad for a “CONCEPT COMPETITION” in all the areas. This competition is open only to UoH Community & alumni. Participation of TEAMS is encouraged over individuals, shortlisted applicants will be called for a pitch deck to the expert committee.

Please apply on or before 30th August 2022


July 27th, 2022

Voyagerx a top utility app startup in Korea is visiting the UoH campus to interact with the students as part of the Campus Engagement Program. The students also get an opportunity to become paid interns, and student ambassadors to the company as the Voyagerx (vFlat) team has focused on the Indian market and evaluating setting up a team/office in India.
The event is on 27th July from 3 PM onwards at Seminar hall, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad

An Interactive session for the 21st call of BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG)

July 26th, 2022

ASPIRE BioNEST BIG Partner in collaboration with the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) organizing an Interactive session for the 21st call of BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme in association with its ecosystem partners.
This webinar is Featuring a discussion on the do’s of the BIG program and how to write grant proposals.

BIG GRANT Writing Webinar Series

July 21st, 2022

ASPIRE BioNEST, in collaboration with BIG Partner KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, is organizing a webinar on GRANT writing. This webinar is aimed to help researchers submit high-quality proposals to funding agencies.

Guidance Session for BIG 21st Call

July 22nd, 2022

ASPIRE-BioNEST BIG Partner in collaboration with Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship -SINE IIT Bombay Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay organising a guidance session for the 21st call of DBT BIRAC‘s Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme in association with its ecosystem partners.
SINE IITB is one of the BIG Partners for executing and monitoring the BIG Scheme across all biotech domains.

BIRAC’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

June 9th & 10th, 2022

@Biotech start-up Expo – 2022

ASPIRE-BioNEST Participated in Biotech start-up expo-2022 which is part of 10 Years celebration of the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) held at Pragathi Maidan, New Delhi. It was an honour to attend this power-packed event which was inaugurated by Honourable Prime Minister  Narendra Modi. On this special occasion, ASPIRE-BioNEST showcased a few innovative products developed by incubating start-ups and received applauds from the delegates and dignitaries who visited the stall. Some of the notable visitors includes Dr. Chintan Vaishnav , Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission ,  NITI Aayog , Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, the Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Manish Dr. Diwan Head – Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC and others.

As a Biotech incubator, ASPIRE-BioNEST has been adjudged as the Best Emerging Bio incubator in the country by BIRAC, 2021. We supported 50 life sciences start-ups to translate their ideas into technologies, with our vast supporting infrastructure and knowledge pool.

Visit of Dr. Thirumalachari Ramasami, Former Secretary, DST to ASPIRE

May 16th, 2022

It’s a great fortune for us to have visited ASPIRE-BioNEST, Padma Bhushan Shri Dr.Thirumalachari Ramasami, Former Secretary, Department of Science and Technology. Team BioNEST had a fortune of interacting with him and his visionary inputs are precious and invaluable. He enjoyed interacting with some of our start-ups and knowing about their technologies. Such an energetic and inspirational scientist!! it’s an honour to have you with us sir.

ASPIRE 4th Foundation Day Celebrations

March 12th, 2022

ASPIRE Foundation Day celebrated
Chandrasekhar Srivari, Secretary, DST, Government of India inaugurated a new TBI facility.
Dr Krishna M Ella, CMD of Bharat Biotech International Limited delivers the ASPIRE foundation day lecture.
Chintan Vaishnav, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog delivered a special lecture.
Basuthkar Rao(B J Rao), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, ASPIRE foundation day opening remarks.
A few products developed by the ASPIRE start-ups were also launched. Grus & Grade Private Limited an Agri Tech company with a focus to bring in complete traceability in Agri value chain, 30M Genomics is started with the vision of making genetic diagnostics more affordable and accessible, @UR Advanced Therapeutics a pioneer in the development of highly sensitive custom-designed Tagged molecular probes for the diagnosis of cancer, infectious and non-infectious diseases. Transcell Oncologics Private Limited developed NeuroSAFE by combining Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Technology with Robotic Process Automation digital platform impregnated with AI and ML tools.
The program was attended by several dignitaries from the nearby institutes, CEOs and staff coordinators and staff of the ASPIRE incubation centers, faculty and staff of the University of Hyderabad, and nearby scientific organizations. Association for Scientific Pursuits in Innovative Research Enterprises (ASPIRE).