PM Modi to inaugurate Biotech Startup Expo – 2022

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The two-day ‘Biotech Startup Expo – 2022’ was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. He addressed the gathering after the inauguration.

The expo is being organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) to mark the completion of ten years of setting up of BIRAC.

The theme of the Expo is ‘Biotech Startup Innovations: Towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.

The Expo will act as a platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, scientists, researchers, bio-incubators, manufacturers, regulators, government officials, etc.

At the expo, about 300 stalls were set up which will showcase the applications of biotechnology in various fields such as healthcare, genomics, biopharma, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, waste-to-value, and clean energy.

BIRAC is a Public Sector Enterprise, set up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The two-day Biotech Startup Expo – 2022 was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
  • The expo is being organized by the Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) to mark the completion of ten years of setting up of BIRAC.
  • The theme of the Expo is ‘Biotech Startup Innovations: Towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat’.
  • The Expo will act as a platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, scientists, researchers, bio-incubators, manufacturers, regulators, government officials, etc.
  • BIRAC is a Public Sector Enterprise, set up by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs.
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