National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020
National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

The National Biotechnology Development Strategy -2015-2020 was unveiled by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi today.  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.

The envisaged mission is:

•      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

The Key elements of the Strategy are:

•      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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