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National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

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Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has unveiled a National Biotechnology Development Strategy -2015-2020.

Aim – To establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub

Mission – Creation of new biotech products, to create a strong infrastructure for R&D and commercialization and empower India’s human resources scientifically and technologically.

National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020The 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 MissionsHealthcare, Food and Nutrition, Clean Energy and
  • 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.