Guwahati Technology Incubation Centre (GBPIC) at Biotech Park, Assam
The project of setting up of Guwahati Biotech Park Technology Incubation Centre has been sanctioned by the DBT at a total cost of Rs.27.99 crores in 2009 for a period of three years.
Government of Assam (GoA) has recently allotted a land measuring 17 acres to Guwahati Biotech Park in proximity to IIT Guwahati for setting up of GBPIC. Another 7.5 acres of land near the allotted land has been identified and likely to be allotted soon to GBP. GoA has given a budgetary support of Rs 3.82 Cr for procurement of land and 2.2 Cr for construction of perimeter fencing and land development cost for the permanent campus of Guwahati Biotech Park in the F.Y. 2013-14.
Existing building of IITG has been renovated to make it suitable for housing the sophisticated instruments (purchased with the funding from GBPIC project). Facilities include 8 Modular Laboratories, Specialized & Support Facilities. NECTAR N/E application centre-Nest programme is being proposed. Ecosystem needs to be created using natural products built on strengths. The progress of the park is regularly monitored by GBPIC Management Committee and Technical Advisory Committee. 9 incubatees are currently associated and 6 are graduated. The Incubator has 94 common facilities.