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National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020
Feb 12, 2016

The National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020 was recently unveiled in New Delhi.  The Strategy aims to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub.   It intends to launch a major mission, backed with significant investments, for the creation of new biotech products, create a strong infrastructure for R&D and commercialization, and empower India’s human resources scientifically and technologically.

Aims of the Strategy

  • Provide impetus to utilising the knowledge and tools to the advantage of Humanity.

  • Launch a major well directed mission backed with significant investment for generation of new Biotech Products.

  • Empower scientifically and technologically India’s incomparable Human Resource.

  • Create a strong Infrastructure for R&D and Commercialisation. 

  • Establish India as a world class Bio-manufacturing Hub.

Key Elements of the Strategy

  • Building a Skilled Workforce and  Leadership

  • Revitalizing the knowledge environment at par with the growing bio-economy

  • Enhance Research opportunities in basic, disciplinary and inter-disciplinary sciences

  • Encourage use-inspired discovery research

  • Focus on biotechnology tools for inclusive development

  • Nurturing innovation, translational capacity and entrepreneurship

  • Ensuring a transparent, efficient and globally best Regulatory system and communication strategy

  • Biotechnology cooperation- Fostering global and national alliances

  • Strengthen Institutional Capacity with redesigned governance models

  • Create a matrix of measurement of processes as well as outcome

The key elements would be implemented in collaboration and partnership with other Ministries, Departments, State Governments and international agencies towards achieving:

  • Making India ready to meet the challenge of achieving US$100bn by 2025

  • Launching Four Major Missions-Healthcare, Food and Nutrition, Clean Energy and Education

  • Creating a Technology Development and Translation network across the country with global partnership-5 new clusters, 40 Biotech incubators, 150 TTOs, 20 Bio-connect centres

  • Strategic and focussed investment in building the Human Capital by creating a Life Sciences and Biotechnology Education Council


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