TNAU inks MoA with Five Start-up companies

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The Biotech Council for Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology (CoEB) was established in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. In this Centre, research and development activities will be carried out under public-private partnership mode to develop super active enzymes / biomolecules, biobased products, hormones for fruit ripening, plant growth stimulants and similar bio-inputs for the commercial benefit of farmers.

The Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology Building has been constructed with an area of 1.06 lakhs square ft, which includes knowledge and cabin space which can be occupied by start-ups, student entrepreneurs and established companies for research and development activities. The common facilities viz, conference hall, cafeteria, internet, wi-fi, instrumentation facilities etc., are accommodated in the newly constructed building.

Dr.N.Senthil, Director, Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology & CPMB&B, TNAU, Coimbatore signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on behalf of Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology, Coimbatore with five start-up companies viz., M/s.Oneomics Pvt Ltd, Ms.Jini Narayanan (Scientisit), M/s.Bhusmar Agro Foods Industries, M/s.Maha Sakthi Natural and M/s.Universe Food Products on 06.05.2024 for facilitating the cabin space to develop their research activities, in the presence of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Dr.V.Geethalakshmi.

Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director, Agri Business Development, Dr.R.Ravikesavan, Director, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Dr.E.Kokiladevi, Professor & Head, Dept. of Plant Biotechnology, Dr.A.John Joel, Professor & Head, Dept. of Plant molecular Biology & Bioinformatics, Dr.S.Mohan Kumar, & Professor & Project Director (CoEB), Mr.R.Ram Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, CoEB and the other delegates from both the parties attended the signing ceremony and graced the occasion.

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