Welcome to Central Food Technological Research Institute, A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, Mysore - 570 020, INDIA.


Bioincubators Nurturing Entrepreneurship For Scaling Technologies (BIONEST)

Mysuru - 570 020, INDIA




The BIRAC-BioNEST incubator facility at CSIR-CFTRI is designed to nurture entrepreneurial talent in food bioprocessing and biotechnology research. The state-of-the-art facility supports advanced research, scale-up, and efficacy studies, pertaining to food bioprocessing and biotechnology. It creates an accessible avenue for startups and SMEs involved in postharvest technology and food technology. It facilitates startups to convert innovative concepts into commercially viable technologies.

Vision : The goal of CFTRI BioNEST is to establish a unified platform for addressing and transforming key technological challenges in the realms of bioprocessing and biotechnology.

Objectives : The objective is provide an ecosystem to entrpreneurs that fosters innovation and growth that cater to industries involved in food technology, post-harvest technology and biotechnology. The objectives of BioNEST incubation facility at CSIR-CFTRI include:

  • Supporting Startup Ventures
  • Providing Infrastructure and Facilities
  • Facilitating Collaboration and Networking
  • Access to Mentorship and Expert Guidance
  • Training and Workshops
  • Assistance with Funding and Investment
  • Commercialization of Innovative Ideas
  • Regulatory Support and Compliance