Industry Academia Network

Punjab State Biotech Corporation identified the agro processing industry clusters based on their geographical presence in the state and networked them with the eminent R&D institutions . The R& D institutions were tasked to identify the prominent unmet needs of the Fruits &Vegetable and Cereal & Grains processing industry in the state.

  5 Major Food processing clusters identified: Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Patiala

  Clusters networked with Research/Technical Institute

  Agri-innovation fellow provided to each cluster

  Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

  Sant Longowal Institute of Engg. & Tech.

  Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

  Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

  MRS Punjab Technical University, Bathinda

Unmet Need Identification

Team SAEN identified the challenges, technological gaps, and training requirements of the food processing clusters of the state by conducting brainstorming sessions with members of Food Processing Association as well as Industrial Heads followed by expert visits to 350 individual Industrial Units under fruits & vegetable and cereal & grain processing sectors. These meetings led to meticulous mapping of the needs of the agro-processing industries of Punjab.

Industry Academia Collaboration

To address the unmet needs and plug the technological gaps, Punjab State Biotech Corporation with the help of national level expert committee rigorously evaluated the project proposals received to address the unmet needs of the industry and sanctioned 10 short term industry oriented projects with funding of more than 85 lakhs to PAU, GNDU, NABI and CIAB with financial aid from DBT-BIRAC. Unlike usual research projects, the partner industries in SAEN have offered their units for demonstration and implementation of the outcome of research which would encourage the commercialization of the research leads. With focus on Fruits & Vegetable and Cereals & Grain processing sector, the projects sanctioned under the Network shall focus on waste to wealth generation, novel health foods/ingredients, shelf life extension and addressing the needs of our traditional Murabba and Papad Manufacturing Units of the state.

  • Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali
    S. No. Name of Project Industry Partner

    Production of D-allulose, a functional ingredient, for development of low-calorie food products-Dr Sudir P Singh

    M/s Aamztofaamz Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Mohal


    Extraction of starch from potato peel and transformation into resistant starch molecules-Dr Sudir P Singh

    M/s Aamztofaamz Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Mohali


    Development of water soluble curcuminoids powder for use as a health additive- Dr Bhuwan B Mishra

    M/s Klorofil Scientific, Mohali

  • National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali
  • Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
    S. No. Name of Project Industry Partner

    Development and quality evaluation of papads prepared from cereals and underutilized crops-Dr Amritpal Kaur

    M/s Bansal Group, Amritsar


    Development of cattle and poultry feed: utilization of various by-products of food industry-Dr Narpinder Singh

    M/s Delux Food products & Kulwant Nutrition Industries, Amritsar


    Resolving issues and implementing improved technologies for ‘Murabba’ manufacturing industry of Punjab-Dr HS Gujral

    M/s Harbhajan Singh & Sons, Amritsar