About Us

MZU BioNEST – BEM (Bioincubator Nurturing Entrepreneurship for Scaling Technologies in the field of Bioprospecting and Environmental Management) is a biotechnology incubator to assist start up enterprises in accelerating development and commercialization of new technologies by providing incubator space and state of the art “Plug & Play” laboratories. BioNEST is a facility funded by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to provide infrastructure and scientific support to researchers, investors and entrepreneurs looking to transform innovations in life sciences, medical technology and environmental sciences into viable and successful enterprises.

The incubation centre fulfils the Mizoram University’s vision of “The Cutting Edge Science Technology that engages students, researchers, faculty and others in the region”. The Bio-Incubator at MZU is a collaborative activity between a team of high quality researchers in the institution and researchers or research-users in several companies or organizations in and around MZU, where the nature of research is related to production or improvement of natural resources employing life science and entrepreneurship tools. The Bio-Incubator at MZU will focus on new and emerging technologies, multidisciplinary and translational research in the areas of Biological Sciences/ Biotechnology.

BioNEST focuses on

  1. Initiate, expand and deepen the incubation service and related Social entrepreneurship initiatives in the area of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Community based rural livelihood resources at Mizoram University.
  2. Creation of state-of-art infrastructure and intellectual resources, IPR and Social Entrepreneurship environment for budding entrepreneurs
  3. Provide training programs in emerging technologies for incubates.

The facility at MZU BioNEST spans over 10,000 square feet at Mizoram University with state of the art instrumentation facilities including – Microbiology Laboratory, Animal Cell Culture Laboratory, Multi-Functional Laboratory, Co-working space, Conference Room and Offices.

Advisory Council

Prof  K. R. S. Sambasiva RaoVice-Chancellor, MZU
Dr. VanlalthlanaMember of Legislative Assembly
Dr. F. LalnunmawiaMember of Legislative Assembly
Dr. Elizabeth SaipariDirector, Department of Horticulture, GoM
Dr. C. LalrinchhanaSecretary, EDC Board
H. LalchhandamiSPD & Chief Executive Officer, FOCUS, GoM
R. K. NithangaState Project Director & CEO, MzRLM
Dr. H. LalhruaitluangaCoordinator & Assistant Professor
Prof. N. Senthil KumarCo-Coordinator & Professor, MZU
Prof. LalnilawmaCo-Coordinator & Professor, MZU

Board Members

Dr. H. LalhruaitluangaCoordinator & Assistant Professor, MZU
Prof. N. Senthil KumarCo-Coordinator & Professor, MZU
Dr. LalnilawmaCo-Coordinator & Associate Professor, MZU
C. LalruatsangaChief Executive Officer, MZU BioNEST
Dr. John ZothanzamaNodal Officer, MZU
Dr. Laldinliana VarteAssistant Professor, MZU
Dr. Chhungpuii KhawlhringAssistant Professor, MZU