BioVoice News December 2016-January 2017 Issue 8 Volume 1 - Page 29

of Rs 30,000 and six months training was awarded to the winner while the runner up got Rs 20,000 and six months internship respectively . The participation certificates to all the contestants from different zones were also presented to the eight participants . These eight speakers had made it to the grand finale after a grueling contest in their respective regional selections – West , South , North and East .

The Minister of State for Agriculture , Farmers welfare and Panchayati Raj , Mr Parshottam Rupala , was the Chief Guest during the evening function and presented the first eN-ABLE Startup Awards to 6 promising entrepreneurs . These awards were given to honor start-ups for propelling the engines of BioEconomy in an extraordinary way . The Award Winners were
Bugworks Research India Pvt Ltd , Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd , Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd , Molqbits Sensors and Data Pvt Ltd , Mapmygenome India Ltd , String Bio Pvt Ltd .
The 2nd part of event on November 30th too witnessed intense deliberations on various topics , especially the sessions on boosting innovation ecosystem in the country was the key highlight of the day . The sessions on need for awareness on patents was well appreciated by the audience . The growing importance of genomics and its role in next phase of bioscience revolution was discussed by the eminent panelists . Sharing his unique perspectives with audience , Dr Mugasimangalam C Raja , Founder and CEO , Genotypic Technology mentioned , “ 75 percent of the biotech or biopharma companies apply genomics . Even agriculture has got huge applications of genomics for quality product outcomes . The miniaturization of genome sequencing tools has made the job easier . Genomic Technology will decide the future of the industry . We are staring at GT revolution rather that BT revolution . Democratization of genomics will come from awareness which is happening at a huge speed in India .”
In his concluding remarks , the Chief Operation Officer of ABLE , Mr Narayanan Suresh remarked , “ To reach the $ 100 billion industry by 2025 , we have decided to create awareness at the massive scale and the Delhi chapter of BioEconomy Conclave is just the beginning .” Suresh thanked all the stakeholders and welcomed them to be a part of the 2nd chapter of the conclave planned next year at Bangalore .