VISION GROUP ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Karnataka is the premier state which has constituted Vision Group on Biotechnology (VGBT) in the year 2000, an apex advisory body, consisting of stalwarts from academia and industry. Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited as the Chairperson of VGBT along with the Principal Secretary, Department of IT BT and S&T and other experts in the group have contributed immensely in formulating biotechnology policy documents in order to take up the right initiatives for growth of Biotechnology sector. Karnataka has the training and Knowledge base necessary to drive innovation and even has a critical mass of biotech companies and the best research institutions. The immediate challenge is to find ways to further nurture the fast growing innovation climate, promote entrepreneurship and facilitate effective technology transfer for the benefit of end users.
The main objectives of VGBT are as follows:
a. Advice Government of Karnataka on policy initiatives.
b. Spearhead various initiatives to facilitate development of the biotech industry in the State and beyond.
c. Meet frequently to discuss progress and launch of new initiatives.