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.
Webinars will be conducted by ABLE’s leadership team providing motivational talks to improve students skills to convert ideas into an effective business plan and introduce students to aspects like proof-of-concept, IPR, managing funds, licensing and strategic alliances for starting a venture through online.
The names of Shortlisted Top 12 teams will be announced on Wednesday, 12 th February 2020. Selection of the teams will be based on the following criteria:
Techno-economic feasibility / viability of the business idea.
The scientific merit of the idea.
Innovativeness of the idea
Clarity of communication
The Top 12 shortlisted teams will have to prepare a standard 10-slide Presentation for the final round before the jury members. ABLE leadership, program coordinators and others will assist the shortlisted teams to prepare these presentations.