Frequently Asked Questions

BioNEST BHU is the Bio-Incubator facility provided to startup companies in the biotechnology, health science, agricultural science, life science sector to enable them to grow and enter the market.

BioNEST BHU is located in the 4th floor of Central Discovery Centre (CDC Building) of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. CDC building is opposite to SBI, BHU branch beside Central Office.

You should apply if you have any one of the following related to biotech industry:
You have an innovative idea related to biotechnology business
You have a new product you want to bring to market
You want to test out a new process for existing products
You are a biotech startup registered in India.


Facilties click here include:
Office space at nominal rates
A good lab with equipped with all basic biotech instruments.
Access to other sophisticated instrumentation facilities at CDC Building of BHU.
Opportunity to interact with BHU faculty of various Institutes and students and startup companies
Other support services through partners viz. accounting, legal, company secretaryship, IP and mentorship.


Anyone with a basic background of life sciences can apply.

Office cubicles and lab benches will be allocated to each incubatee depending on the availability and requirements.
If the incubate require individual space 300 sq ft approx. will be provided
If the startup requires only a desk space that can also be availed.

Applications are judged on based on the 5 criteria
Technical merit
Business model
Team size/strength
Initial fund
Feasibility to BI

Not necessarily, but there should be some source of funding before you can start incubating. Since you need to pay some rental for the bioincubator and sustain your company for the initial stage. You may apply to have some seed funding from one of the funding agencies like BIRAC or some venture capital or bootstrapping after applying to BioNEST also.


Yes, we will maintain confidentiality for the concept and all incubatees are required to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement.


Get in touch

+91 7985818983

4th Floor, CDC Building, Opposite Central Office, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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