Bangalore INDIA BIO 2015, Indias most sought after and premier Biotech Forum concluded on a upbeat note with progressive outcomes for the Biotech Fraternity. The three day conference brought together global leaders from the Life Sciences, Biotechnology and AgriBiotech sectors for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly changing industry envisaging India as a 100 Billion US Dollar Biotech Hub. The event is jointly organized by the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Vision Group on Biotechnology, MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications.
The star studded Crystal Edition was graced by several dignitaries including, Shri Siddaramaiah, Honble Chief Minister, State of Karnataka; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honble Minister of State, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India & Shri Piyush Goyal, Honble Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India; Shri S.R. Patil, Honble Minister for IT, BT and S&T and Planning & Statistics, Government of Karnataka; Shri Dominic Jermey, Chief Executive, UK Trade & Investment; Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, World Food Prize Laureate 2014; Prof K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology and (Additional Charge), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on Biotechnology; Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Limited.
Says, Mr. Srivatsa Krishna, Secretary to Government, Department of IT, BT and S&T and DPAR (e-Governance) Government of Karnataka, Bangalore INDIA BIO is not only a forum for the best minds in the industry to come together for creating a sustainable future in Biotechnology, Life Science & Agri Biotech, but a dais for several start-ups, emerging business and student enabling access to the industry stalwarts. 15 years of Bangalore INDIA BIO has seen several opportunities being created and sustainable collaborations being sealed. We are committed to the cause of creating Biotech for better tomorrow and plan to take the events to newer heights in the coming years.
Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw - Chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on Biotechnology; Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, said, Bangalore INDIA BIO is a unique interactive platform for business and science. Over the years, Bangalore has emerged as a hub of biotech and has shown huge promises for the start-ups as well. The industry needs to focus on innovation to accelerate growth, which is being well supported by the growing number of start-ups. Karnataka State Government has been the aegis for this sector fostering a steady growth-rate.
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honble Minister of State, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, We should foster a sense of Co-operated Competition amongst key players in the industry to ensure an accelerated growth for the sector. The importance of generating green and renewable energy is paramount and Biotech has a very important role to play regarding the same. Read more