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DBT to organise two-day ‘Global Biotechnology Summit’ in New Delhi

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To celebrate 30th Foundation Day on February 26, 2016

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will organise a two-day ‘Global Biotechnology Summit’ on February 5 and 6, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The event will showcase India’s biotechnology strength and capacity and will be an opportunity to bring together all stakeholders to discuss opportunities, collaborate and prepare a joint action plan for achieving the target for its biotech sector of $100 billion by 2020.

The summit will focus on the priority themes – Make in India, Nurturing Bio entrepreneurship, Skill India, Biotech opportunities and action for Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat, Biotechnology cooperation, Biotechnology Innovation for inclusive development, Biotechnology and Society. Plenary talks, panel discussion are scheduled for this. The discussion will also help to align the goals of the biotech strategy with the policies of state governments and prepare joint action plan. It will also help to create opportunities for students and researchers by giving them an exposure to the best experts in the field.

Around 1200-1500 participants are expected to attend the event including eminent scientists from national and international public and private sector organisations, universities, delegations from state governments, representatives and delegations from other countries with which DBT partners, students, research fellows, biotech start-up entrepreneurs, policy-makers, civil society and all stakeholders. In addition all DBT ex-secretaries will also be present.

DBT will celebrate the 30th Foundation Day on February 26, 2016. A series of scientific activities including town-hall lectures, debates and other interactions with scientists as well as from overseas will be organised in association with autonomous institutes and star colleges.

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