Thursday, 23 February 2012

WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOTECH IN BANGALORE?

A decade ago, biotechnology was being hyped as the next big thing in Bangalore, India. Building on the successes of the IT sector, BT (biotech) was, it was argued, going to provide a platform for growth, innovation, job creation and more. So what happened next?

A recent seminar (programme here) jointly convened by the Centre for Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, the Association for Biotechnology Led Enterprises and the STEPS Centre, and supported by UKIERI, explored this question.

Debates focused on the trajectory of biotech businesses and the challenges of regulating biotechnology. This work builds on the long-running work by STEPS Centre members on the politics of policy surrounding biotechnology across the world. Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre director, who was at the workshop, has written some longer pieces about the issues (see below).

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1 comment:

Viren Konde said...

Thank you for very much for the up-to-date happenings in and around Biotech-India. Hopefully, yesterday's promises would become tomorrow's realities.

 
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