Sci-Tech Min, Steel Min to inaugurate first ‘Global Bio-India Summit’ by DBT, GoI, BIRAC

New Delhi: Union Minister for Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan, and Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan will inaugurate the Global Bio-India Summit 2019 in New Delhi on 21 November.

The three-day event has been organized by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Ministry of Science & Technology along with its Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). The associated partners for this event are Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)  and Invest India.

Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology & Chairperson BIRAC, said the Government has taken this initiative to hold one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders conglomerates in India for the first time.

“Global Bio-India is being organized for the first time in India and will bring academia, innovators, researchers, startups, and medium & large companies together on the same platform which will facilitate acceleration of the innovation ecosystem in the country,” said Swarup at a media briefing today.

Biotechnology is recognized as the sunrise sector – a key driver for contributing to India’s $5 trillion economy target by 2025.

The Summit will provide an opportunity to showcase the potential of India’s biotech sector to the international community, identify, create opportunities and deliberate on the key challenges in the areas of Bio-pharma, Bio-Agri, Bio-Industrial, Bio-Energy and Bio-Services and allied sectors.

Salient components of Global Bio-India 2019 will include events such as CEO Roundtable, Global Regulators Meet, Investors Roundtable, Exhibitions and Pavilions including Country, Ministries, Departments, States, Startups, and others.

The event has been structured to bring together global biotechnology stakeholders, including national and international bodies, central and state ministries, regulatory bodies, SMEs, large industries, bio-clusters, research instiutes, investors, incubators, start-ups and others.

Two international level side events, the ‘NanoBioteck-2019’ and ‘Nano for Agri 2019’ will be organised. These events will cover the most recent researches and developments in the fields of Nano Agriculture and Nanomedicine.

This 3-day event will help harness synergies, discussions, and brainstorming among stakeholders to identify an actionable roadmap to catapult India’s biotech sector to the global map, said a release from the Centre.

It will also help in further aligning with the Government’s vision and mandate to boost translational research, product development and commercialization, building new partnerships, long term collaborations and investment opportunities.

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