ABLE to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary with Awards for Outstanding Contributions in Biotechnology Sector in India
January 29, 2013 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
-- Theme of 10th year celebration - ‘Building a Bio Economy’
-- Ten awards in six categories will be given to honour key stakeholders for their outstanding contributions to the growth & development of Biotechnology in India during last ten years from 2002 to 2012
-- Last date of receiving entries for the award - February 10, 2013
The Executive Council of the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), the apex body of the biotech sector in India announced that it will be identifying and awarding select players for their Outstanding Contributions to the Growth & Development of Biotechnology in India for the ten year period from 2002 to 2012. The finalists will be awarded at the gala event being planned on March 11 and 12 in Delhi to commemorate 10 years of ABLE.
The theme identified being “Building a Bio Economy”, dignitaries from the government and the industry are expected to present their views on Indian Biotechnology – through the decade, Government Initiatives for developing Science & Technology in India and The Technological Imperative in the growth and development of India to provide a conducive environment for the growth of the sector. Mr G Steven Burrill, a renowned biotech visionary and CEO, Burrill & Company, USA will give the keynote address on The Global Biotechnology Industry – Challenges and Opportunities.
Biotechnology has the potential to bring in transformational change that enables well-being of the people and the world economy. A whole eco-system is required for biotechnology to flourish and to be translated into real benefits for the society. These awards are being conferred in an endeavor to showcase commitments of various stakeholders in improving the biotechnology landscape in India.
As part of this award function, there will be ten awards in six categories which will be shortlisted on various parameters. This is a unique opportunity for the Indian biotech professionals and organizations to showcase their best work over the last 10 years from 2002 to 2012 and compete at a national level. The categories for the awards are: Companies, Public Sector (Central government level), Public Sector (State government level), Financial Sector, Educational Sector and Park/Incubators.
Dr. P M Murali, President, ABLE India said, “ABLE’s ten successful years in India has been a great journey to boost the biotech sector in the country which has grown many fold over the years and the domestic industry is now recognized globally in terms of its talent and research prowess. We are very happy to announce awards for outstanding contribution to the Indian biotech sector which will encourage all stakeholders to enable the industry to grow exponentially.”
For more information on the award and entries, you can visit http://ableindia.in/tenthanniversary/
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises - ABLE is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It was launched in April 2003, after industry leaders felt a need to form an exclusive forum to represent the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It has over 270 members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector like agribiotech, bio-pharma, industrial biotech, bioinformatics, investment banks and Venture Capital firms, leading research and academic institutes and law firms and equipment suppliers.
The primary focus of ABLE is to accelerate the pace of growth of the Biotechnology sector in India, through partnering with the Government in their biotechnology initiatives to deliver optimal policies and create a positive regulatory environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in the sector, providing a platform for domestic and overseas companies to explore collaboration and partnerships, forging stronger links between academia and industry and showcasing the strengths of the Indian biotech sector.
In the past decade ABLE has played a significant role in catalyzing the growth of the biotech industry by facilitating advocacy, collaboration, investment and encouraging entrepreneurship. Some of the milestones that ABLE has achieved are those related to Dr. Mashelkar Committee report on recombinant product, Innovative programs of the DST viz. BIRAP and BIPP , Vision document for the Indian Biotech industry, Roadmap for the biotech Industry, building the Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Students team ( BEST) and North East Life Science Entrepreneurship (NEST) programs, the BioInvest Program and the International promotion of Brand India through organizing the India Pavilion in various BIO Shows.
Source: Business Wire India