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Department of Biotechnology has prepared a roadmap for accelerating the
pace of growth of Biotechnology to meet the targets of achieving $100 billion
by 2025. The Department launched “The National Biotechnology Development
Strategy 2015-2020 (Biotech Strategy-II)” in December, 2015 with an aim to
establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub. The Strategy-II intends
to launch a major mission, backed with significant investments for creation of
new biotech products, create a strong infrastructure for R&D and
commercialization, and empower India’s human resources scientifically and
The envisaged mission is:
➢ Provide impetus to utilising the
knowledge and tools to the advantage of Humanity
a major well directed mission backed with significant investment for generation
of new Biotech Products
➢ Empower scientifically and
technologically India’s incomparable Human
➢ Create a strong Infrastructure for
R&D and Commercialisation
➢ Establish India as a world class
Meet was organized by DBT on 31st August,
2015 at NCR Biotech Science Cluster, Faridabad.
Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan
presided over the meeting. The meeting was attended by the Directors and Senior
Faculty of DBT aided Autonomous Institute’s, Senior Experts across the Country
and Senior Members of the Civil Society. Secretary and all Officers of DBT were
present. At the end of the meeting after detailed deliberation a clear road map
for the future was prepared. The targeted mission is to “Accelerate the pace of
growth of Biotechnology Sector to achieve a target of $100 billion by 2025”.
agreed to focus on:
Building a skilled workforce and leadership.
Encouraging basic and discovery
research and connecting this to our society.
Nurturing innovation, translation
and entrepreneurship to transform our society.
Ensuring a transparent and
globally best regulatory environment.
Building and fostering
partnerships both at National and International level.
a follow up of the discussion held the department has taken action and major
programmes & initiatives launched to address the above identified priority
key elements are being implemented in collaboration and partnership with Other
Ministries, Departments, State Governments and international agencies towards
➢ Making India ready to meet the challenge
of achieving US$100bn by 2025
Four Major Missions – Healthcare, Food and Nutrition, Clean Energy and
a Technology Development and Translation network across the country with
global partnership-5 new clusters, 40 Biotech incubators, 150 TTOs, 20 Bio-
and focused investment in building the Human Capital by creating a Life
Sciences and Biotechnology Education Council
The Department of Industrial Policy and
Promotion, Government of India launched “Make in India” initiative on 25
September 2014 and “Startup India” initiative in January, 2016. The Department
prepared an action plan to contribute to both the initiatives for speeding the
growth of Biotechnology Sector and Entrepreneurship Development.
The Department has taken several forward looking and proactive measures
since the launch of the National Biotechnology Development Strategy -2015-2020.
The Department is an active participant in Make in India and Startup India
initiatives for promoting biotechnology research & development,
entrepreneurship development and startups. The Department has also supported
programs for human resource development in the area of Life Sciences.
In the Strategy Meet-II on 29-30th April, 2017, the experts from Biotechnology Sector will
discuss the current status of Research & Development, Mission programs,
HRD, Entrepreneurship Development and International Cooperation programs of the
Department and also suggest a roadmap to strengthen these programs further with
an aim to achieve $100 billion Indian biotechnology sector by 2025.