Biotechnology Young Entrepreneur Award (BYE)

A programme to promote commercialisation of bioscience ideas among graduate/post graduate students in Biotechnology and to encourage them to develop biotechnology entrepreneurship. This is an annual competition organized along with a workshop. The participants, after the workshop, shall develop a Business Plan which will be judged by a panel of experts.

Applications are invited twice every year during January and June.

  • Cash award for winners - first prize Rs. 1,00,000/-, the second prize Rs. 50,000/- and third prize Rs.25,000/-
  • The awardees will be encouraged to establish start-ups through facilitation and support after evaluation and recommendation by an Expert Committee

Students who are pursuing post-graduate programmes (including integrated PG degree programmes), doctoral degree, B.E. or B.Tech. in Biotechnology or in the area of life sciences related to biotechnology (bioinformatics/Molecular biology/microbiology/biochemistry/Genetics and/or related subjects) from universities/Institutes in the State of Kerala are eligible to apply.

The Advisor Kerala Bio-Technology Commission Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004 Telephone: (0471) 2548406, 2548259 E-mail: