ABLE has decided to organize BEST 2019 program this year using the latest communication technologies for interaction instead of a physical bootcamp. Here is the schedule*.
February 07, 2020: Last date of Submitting Concept Notes & Executive Summary (Each college can send a maximum of TWO (2) entries.
February 12, 2020: Top 12 teams will be shortlisted for the finals.
February 15, 2020: Commencement of webinars
February 29, 2020: Top 12 Shortlisted Students teams will make 15-minute presentation to the jury over a teleconferencing facility
March 12-13, 2020: Announcement of winners and prize distribution during ABLE BioEconomy Conclave at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
*Note: Certain information provided herein and Dates may be subject to change: Check the website for regular updates.
Applicants must be necessarily enrolled as students who are currently pursuing their UG or PG (including 5 year integrated post graduate degree), doctoral degree, BE or B.Tech courses, 4yr BSc. Agri programme and other four/three year professional courses in the areas of life sciences (bioscience/ biotechnology/ biochem/ microbio / biophysics/ bioengineering/ food and/ or related subjects) from Indian universities/Institutes.
There should be 5 members in a team
Please note that Each college can send a maximum of only TWO (2) entries. Top 12 teams will be shortlisted for the finals.
At least two members in the team of five should have Lifescience background. In case where all the 5 team members are pursuing masters in other discipline/s (say Management), minimum two members should hold a life science undergraduate degree.
Each team will submit only one entry. A participant can be a member of only one team.
The proposals could be either for product, service or an application.
Important: The proposals will be screened stringently for plagiarism. If plagiarism is found at any given stage of the programme, the team will be debarred & the head of the institution will be notified.
Candidates selected in any of the previous BEST programs are not eligible for applying in current BEST edition.