Post-Master’s Fellow: Mr. Deepak Bhajantri (2016-19)
Project Title: Reclamation of Oil Palm Industry Wastes towards Bio-energy Generation and Development of Value Added products Like Cosmeceuticals, Agricultural Palm Fibre Mats and Animal Feed supplements.
Company Name: Krimmi Biotech LLP
I am Deepak Bhajantri, have completed Mtech in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering. I am proud to say that I have over 10 years of experience in product development & commercialization. Being UIC Post Master’s Fellows at UIC, Dept. of Biotechnology, UAS Dharwad, was one of the initial steps of my entrepreneurial journey and it boosted me in exploring my potential! I have also been a proud recipient of Entrepreneur Award from Sir. MVIT and received grants form M/o.MSME, KSCST, VGST, Idea2PoC-KBITS, BIRAC-SBIRI and BIG-BIRAC.
Our company Krimmi Biotech LLP, caters to different product lines ranging from certified commercial chawki production, Bio-energy products, waste-to-value conversion etc. Along with being the Founder and CEO of our company I personally have handled several Projects related waste-to-value conversion, guided UG-PG students for their academic projects and is serving as a consultant for some Biotech companies, NGO’s and FPO’s.
Post-Master’s Fellow: Mr. Abhinav J V (2016-19)
Project Title: "Enhancement of Withanolides, the magical compound from Withania somnifera"
Company Name: Nisargam Private Limited
My journey starts at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad with the support of BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) under the scheme UIC. Under this scheme, I worked as a BIRAC Innovation fellow from 2016-2019 at UAS, Dharwad, and developed a unique foliar fertilizer for Ashwagandha to enhance withanolides content. Later I started the company Nisargam Private Limited at Dharwad.
For further studies of the fertilizer, our company was selected for Elevate -100 from Govt, of Karnataka. Under this project, we validated the fertilizer at different locations of India, mainly - Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.
Along with the fertilizer, we developed many aromatic products for migraine, stress, sleep pain and many other therapeutic purposes. We also developed and natural pest repellent products for mosquitos, rats, Ants, Heel fly, Horsefly, Housefly, Horn fly, Stable fly, honey bees, Spiders, lizard & other deadly pests. Currently, our products are available under the brand name Nisargam and oioils.