28th-29th September 2022 - Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar

Organized by Institute of Life Sciences (DBT ILS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Supported by: BIRAC, Startup Odisha


Odisha Biotech Startup Summit is the flagship biotech startup summit featuring thought-provoking keynote sessions, panel sessions, personal interactions with thought leaders, and networking opportunities. Interest in the biotech industry has grown exponentially since the Covid-19 pandemic, presenting new opportunities for investors. This year's Biotech Summit will bring together industry, startups, experts, scientists, executives, and investors from across the nation to discuss the latest developments shaping the biotechnology industry, focusing on eastern Odisha. The summit will also connect participants with emerging biotech companies at the expo.

Odisha Biotech Startup Summit is a one and half-day event that will cover the trends of innovation and opportunities in the Biotech sector across the sectors of Agriculture, Health care, Food Processing, and Industrial Biotech and Biopharma for startups. It will also cover the essentials for entrepreneurship for the startups.

DBT ILS is pleased to invite you to our Odisha Biotech Startup Summit 2022.

Please join us to explore and learn about the biotechnology startup ecosystem in the east. We look forward to meeting you!

Domains/Sector: Agriculture, value-added products, Industrial Biotechnology, Waste management companies, Medtech device and diagnosis, BioIT, BioPharma, Ayurveda products, Nutraceutical, Chemical, food, and wellness products, drug discovery, Manufacturing etc.

Connectors: Start-ups, Experts, Scientists, Executives, Industries, and Investors.

Supporters: BIRAC, Startup Odisha

Dr. Nivedita Jena

Organizing Committee
Dr. Soma Chattopadhyay
Dr. Rajeeb Swain

Prof. Dr. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee


Startup Summit

Discuss the latest developments shaping the biotechnology Industry with a particular focus on Odisha.


Presentations for discussing about technology trends, research gaps and startup opportunities


Promote cutting edge technologies and products of Biotech Industries-link biotech startups and investors support.


Last date of registration is 25th September 2022.

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Day 1, September 28

Inaugural Session

Welcome to the participants' - Briefing of the program

11.30 AM – 11.35 AM

Lighting of the lamp

11.35 AM - 11.40 AM

Welcome Address
Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee, Director (Additional Charge), ILS

11.40 AM - 11.50 AM

Address by Dr. Garima Gupta, Scientist F, DBT

11.50 AM – 12.00 PM

Chief Guest –Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister of Science and Technology, Government of Odisha.

12.00 PM – 12.15 PM

Special address by Sri Bhaskar Jyoti Sharma*, IAS, Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, Science, and technology department

12.15 PM – 12.25 PM

Special address by Smt Ranjana Chopra *, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt. SC &ST Dev Dept, Odisha

12.25 PM – 12.35 PM

Address by Dr. Manish Diwan, Head – Strategy Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC

12.35 PM – 12. 40 PM

Biotech Potential of Odisha
Dr. Amulya Panda, Ex. Director NII, Associate Director, Panacea

12.40 PM - 12.50 PM

Product Launch and Certificate distribution to Skill Vigyan Students

12.50 PM - 12.55 PM

Vote of Thanks

12.55 PM - 01.00 PM

Lunch Break

01.00 PM - 02.00 PM

Session 1 - Health care

02.00 PM - 02.20 PM

Challenges in Marketable product development in emerging technology areas of Medicine


  • Dr. Amit Dinda, AIIMS, Delhi

Emerging Trends in Healthcare Domain: Opportunities, Challenges

02.20 PM - 02.40 PM


  • Dr. Satyaprakash Dash, CEO, BITS BioCyTiH Foundation (online)

The Current State of Stem Cell and Cell-based Products in the Health Care System

02.40 PM - 03.00 PM


  • Dr. Sujata Mohanty, AIIMS, New Delhi

Session 2 - Agriculture and value addition

Advancement of the Food Processing Sector

03.00 PM - 03.20 PM


  • Mr. Sriram Panda, MD, MITS mega food park
03.20 PM - 03.40 PM

Opportunities: Food Processing Sector in Odisha


  • Shri Ashit Mahapatra, MD & CEO, Agri- link Food Processing Pvt. Ltd.

Session 3 - Biopharma and Biosimilars

03.40 PM - 04.00 PM

Current Status and Future Direction of Odisha Biotech-based Innovative Research and Start-up in Health-care and Biotech/Biopharma area


  • Dr. Gopal Kundu, Director R and D, KIIT University
04.00 PM - 04.20 PM

Biosimilars – A global perspective and Indian opportunities


  • Dr. Sankaranarayanan Srinivasan, Senior Director, Biosciences Corp LLC

Tea and Networking

04.20 PM - 04.30 PM

Session 4 - Herbal Drugs and Opportunities

04.30 PM - 04.50 PM

Herbal Product Development: Industry and Scientific Perspective


  • Dr. Arun Gupta, Director, Ayu Swasth Pvt Ltd.
04.50 PM - 05.10 PM

The Key Stakeholders of MAPs Sector - Their Role and Challenges


  • Dr. Ramesh Uniyal (online), Head, Bioresources Development, Emami Ltd., Kolkata.
05.10 PM - 05.30 PM

Product Development and manufacturing of herbal drugs: Regulatory & technology perspective


  • Dr. Subhash C Mandal, Former Dy. DDC Govt. of West Bengal Secretary, Society for Ethnopharmacology
05.30 PM – 05.50 PM


  • Dr. C. K Katiyar, CEO, Emami Ltd
05.50 PM - 06.10 PM

Opportunities and challenges in Botanical products. Exports and domestic market.


  • Dr. Lal Hingorani, Managing Director, Pharmanza Herbal Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat
06.10 PM - 06.30 PM

Himalayan Bioresource Mission towards Bioeconomy


  • Dr. Mohd. Aslam, Consultant (DBT-ILS), IBSD-ILS Joint Centre, NER-BPMC
06.30 PM
  • Visit the Innovative product Exhibition

Day 2, September 29

Entrepreneurship Sessions

09.40 AM- 10.00 AM

Promoting Entrepreneurship: Start-up Odisha.


  • Dr. Sanjukta Badhai, Evangelist, Start-up Odisha
10.00 AM- 10.20 AM

Role of AI and ML in Drug discovery.


  • Dr. G. Narahari Sastry, Director, CSIR - North East Institute of Science & Technology (CSIR-NEIST)

How to Set up MSME (Govt. Formalities, rules & regulations, etc) MSME Officials/NSCI Officials

10.20 AM – 10.50 AM

Tea Break

10.50 AM – 11.50 AM
11.00 AM – 11.30 AM

Know-how of Investment readiness and How to Scale your start-up?


  • Sanat Mondal, Indian Angel Network, New Delhi
11.30 AM – 11.50 AM

Patents and Tech Transfer in Life Sciences


  • Dr. Lipika Sahoo, CEO, Life Intellect Pvt Ltd.
11.50 AM – 12.10 PM

IP - Q and A


  • Dr. Pavan Kumar, Scientist, IMMT

My story Sessions (5 min each) from Start-ups from Odisha 7 stories

12.10 PM – 01.00 PM

Vote of Thanks and Closure of Event.

01.00 PM – 01.10 PM


1.10 PM

Stall/Expo of Startups from all biotech domains 40 stalls.



Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) NALCO Square, Bhubaneswar
Odisha, India Pin Code: 751023

Contact Details

Dr. Nivedita Jena, incubation@ils.res.in, 9556716477