‘Lack of role models affecting Indian entrepreneurship scene’

Dr Jitendra Kumar is the head of Life Sciences Incubation Centre (LSI), which is currently running its operations from the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB), Bangalore.

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Dr Jitendra Kumar, head, Life Sciences Incubation Centre

In his exclusive interview with BioSpectrum's Raj Gunashekar, he shares that incubation centres like IBAB's Life Sciences Incubation Centre can position themselves as ideal nucleation hubs for lifesciences innovation.

According to Dr Kumar, BIRAC's schemes like BIG and BISS have revived the biotech entrepreneurial scene in India.

He observes that low-risk appetite and lack of role models, and adverse social milieu are major contributing factors among Indian students who hesitate entering the unlimited world of entrepreneurship.

Excerpts:

Q: What strategies are you implementing to attract the industry to take advantage of the talent pool that you produce? How do you bridge the gap between industry and academia?

 

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