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March 01, 2021 Monday 12:39:21 PM IST

The second edition of Global Bio-India begins

The Biotechnology sector has emerged as an integral part of the Indian economy over the past few decades, and the Government of India is playing a transformative and catalytic role in building a USD 150 billion bio-economy by 2025. The sector is recognized as one of the key drivers for India to achieve its USD 5 trillion target.

To showcase the strength and opportunities of the India’s biotechnology sector at national level and to the global community, the second edition of Global Bio-India will be organised from 1-3March 2021 on digital platform. The theme for this year is “Transforming lives” and tag line “Biosciences to Bioeconomy”. Global Bio-India is one of the largest biotechnology stakeholders’ conglomerates that is being co-organised by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India along with its Public Sector Undertaking, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) in partnership with industry association Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) and Invest India.

The first edition of Global Bio-India 2019 at New Delhi was a huge success that sawparticipation from over 25+ countries, 190 exhibitors, 2500+ delegates, 300+ start-ups, 50+incubators, 60+ Research Institutes, 800+ Bio- partnering meetings and representation from 9 states.

Global Bio-India 2021 is expected to have representatives from 50+ countries with Switzerland being the partner country and Karnataka as its state partner till date. More partners are expected to join this biotechnology event. With participation from 200+ exhibitors, 5000+ delegates and 1000+ start-ups, the event will witness representation from academia, researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and medium and large scale Industry, Investors, Regulators, Policy Leaders, Enablers, national and organizations to facilitate the acceleration of the innovation ecosystem in India. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences will virtually inaugurate this biotechnology event.

To emphasise the role of multiple allied sectors in the growth of biotechnology in India, there are around 24 knowledge sessions across different segments that will be held over these 3days. Sessions including -India Fights COVID: The COVID 19 Vaccine Journey from Science to Delivery; Health Conclave; Start-up Conclave; Phytopharma & Traditional Knowledge; Clean Energy Conclave; Precision Medicine & Data-Driven life Sciences; Women Entrepreneurs Conclave; State sessions; International Investor’s meet and many more.

Global Bio-India is expected to facilitate recognition of India as emerging Innovation Hub and Bio-manufacturing Hub for the world. It will facilitate scaling of India’s Biotech innovation ecosystem, investments, global networking and collaborations, Make In India for the Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Innovation and the future of India is inextricably linked. We are pleased to host the second edition of Global Bio-India and through this event, we wish to showcase India's strength in the biotechnology sector and let the world know that India is the destination to invest. - Dr Renu Swarup on Global Bio-India 2021.