“We are science students and had no idea about Business. BEST taught us how we can transform a scientific idea into an impressive Business proposal. There were a lot of things that we learnt and those sleepless nights were definitely worth it. ”, said a team member who attended the innovative science programme at Bengaluru earlier this month. They were among the top 20 applicants and participated in the 9th edition of the BEST ABLE competition from 12th to 16th February.
Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Student Teams (BEST) programme is an innovative talent search programme that aims to encourage entrepreneurship in the field of life sciences by identifying student teams and encouraging them to come up with scientific ideas that have commercialization potential.
A team of five students consisting of Uma Shankar Upadhya, Pratibha Thakur, Prakrati Garg, Aaliya Ali and Kepika Thapa submitted their project on the topic, ‘Removal of toxic dyes and heavy metals using Moringa Oleifera’. The team credited this opportunity to their guide, Prof. Saurabh Kulshrestha for motivating them.