Special Interest Group
Date : 26-Mar-2012
Venue : Praj Industries, Pune
Highlights of the Activity :

Genepool - A discussion forum that brings together members of Biotech fraternity on a platform that is open, informal and facilitates exchange of ideas and sharing of experience and anecdotes.

ABLE organised its second Genepool Meeting atPraj Industries in Pune,on 26th March 2012.

35 participants from all verticals of bioscience sector like Krishidan research foundation from Bio- Agri, Serum Institute from vaccine producing sector, Praj matrix, Rasa Life science informatics, IBPL, Beker technologies, V Life sciences, and even institutions like DY Patil and MITCON alsoattended the discussion forum. The forum was addressed by Dr. Premnath Venugopalan, Head,NCL Innovation. The theme of the forum was ‘Value Creation by fostering innovation and development of technology’.

Dr. Premnath highlighted the importance of how to move to an innovation driven economy froma efficiency driven economy and what are the steps to foster innovation.

He emphasised that an ecosystem is required to nurture innovation from labs to technology commercialisation, like identifying capabilities to manage risk, proper infrastructure and incubators, accessto funding, bridging the gap between academia and industry and stages of technology commercialisation.

The talk was followed by a round of question and answer.The meet concluded on a successful and enthusiastic note. Delegated who attended the meeting wanted to establish a platform in Pune. ABLE looks forward to arrange such platforms and conduct more of such discussions in the near future in order to promote and encourage positive developments in the Indian biotech industry.

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