One day seminar on ‘Bio-entrepreneurship- Opportunities and Challenges organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering on 6th February 2020. The core team from AEKA Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd- the first fully women-owned Biotechnology Company in Kerala, addressed the undergraduate students in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering regarding the various aspects of Biotechnology based entrepreneurship. Ms. Sinu Sunny unveiled the incessant career prospects in the field of biotechnology research and development and indicated that Kerala is already a hub to biotechnology start-ups. The students also had an interactive session with Ms. Sinu and Ms. Parvathy, who briefed them about the various aspects of the research and production units of a biotechnology firm. Active participation was noted from the students throughout the session and the students had raised several queries to the resource personnel regarding the upcoming opportunities in the field and the stages in the growth of a start-up.
The talk was followed by the official signing of an MoU between the Department of BT & BCE and AEKA Biochemicals Pvt. Ltd to foster the spirit of bio-entrepreneurship and skill development in students. Dr. S Suresh Babu, Principal SBCE Pattoor and Ms. Sinu Sunny, Operations head of AEKA Biochemicals, signed the MoU on behalf of SBCE Pattoor and AEKA Biochemicals respectively. The MoU will open up exciting possibilities for the students in BT & BCE to pursue internships and project works in the industry and will accelerate an active industry-academia atmosphere.