Department of Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is an Indian government Department set up in 1986 under the Ministry of Science and Technology facilitating research, capacity-building, technology and enterprise development in the field of biotechnology in the country. The DBT has 16 autonomous institutes all over the country working on R&D in frontier areas and two public sector undertakings promoting bio-entrepreneurship and commercialisation of technologies. In attaining its mission, the DBT actively collaborates with more than 20 countries globally and has enabled efforts of more than 15000 Indian scientists resulting in about 6000 key publications and IP; over 250 technologies.


Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

BIRAC is a Section 8 "Not-for-profit Company" set up by Department of Biotechnology, under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, as an interface agency to promote Industry-Academia interface. Mandate of BIRAC is to nurture and empower the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem in India. To serve various dimensions, BIRAC operates mainly in 3 verticals i.e. Investment schemes, Entrepreneurship Development & Strategic Partnerships. BIRAC works closely with all partners - National and International to leverage the strength and expertise, mobilize resources and extend the outreach of its activities for innovative affordable product development addressing the unmet need.




The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded in 1895, India's premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 276 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII charts change by working closely with Government on policy issues, interfacing with thought leaders, and enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and business opportunities for industry through a range of specialized services and strategic global linkages. It also provides a platform for consensus-building and networking on key issues.

Extending its agenda beyond business, CII assists industry to identify and execute corporate citizenship programmes. Partnerships with civil society organizations carry forward corporate initiatives for integrated and inclusive development across diverse domains including affirmative action, healthcare, education, livelihood, diversity management, skill development, empowerment of women, and water, to name a few.

India is now set to become a US$ 5 trillion economy in the next five years and Indian industry will remain the principal growth engine for achieving this target. With the theme for 2019-20 as 'Competitiveness of India Inc - India@75: Forging Ahead', CII will focus on five priority areas which would enable the country to stay on a solid growth track. These are - employment generation, rural-urban connect, energy security, environmental sustainability and governance.

With 66 offices, including 10 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 355 counterpart organizations in 126 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.


ABLE-Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It was launched in April 2003, after industry leaders felt a need to form an exclusive forum to represent the Indian Biotechnology Sector. ABLE is a founding member of the International Council of Biotechnology Association (ICBA).

ABLE has approx. 250 members representing all verticals of the sector like agribiotech, biopharma, industrial biotech, bioinformatics, investment banks, Venture Capital firms, leading research and academic institutes, law firms, equipment suppliers and students.

The primary focus of ABLE is to help accelerate the growth of the Biotechnology sector in India to attain 100 billion USD by 2025, through partnering with the Central and State Governments in their biotechnology initiatives to deliver optimal policies and create a positive regulatory environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment, providing a platform for domestic and overseas companies to explore collaboration and partnerships, forging stronger links between academia and industry and by showcasing the strengths of the Indian biotech sector.

ABLE thus catalyses a symbiotic interface between the industry, the government, academic and research institutes and domestic and international investors.

ABLE's objective is to work in consensus with all stake-holders, towards ensuring an effective, enabling and supportive environment for the Indian biotechnology sector to substantially contribute to India's economic and social growth by providing access to affordable healthcare, food and clean and sustainable energy.

ABLE uses a multi-pronged strategy to deliver its objectives that includes Advocacy, Promoting entrepreneurship, industry-Academia linkages, International outreach through showcasing Indian public and private biotech sectors and Organizations at International fora, among others.


Invest India is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India and act as the first point of reference for investors in India.

As the national investment promotion and facilitation agency, Invest India focuses on sector-specific investor targeting and development of new partnerships to enable sustainable investments in India. In addition to a core team that focuses on sustainable investments, Invest India also partners with substantial investment promotion agencies and multilateral organizations. Invest India also actively works with several Indian states to build capacity as well as bring in global best practices in investment targeting, promotion and facilitation areas.

Invest India, set up in 2009, is a non-profit venture under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

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  • Market expansion strategy
  • Expansion advisory

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  • Market entry strategy
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  • Expansion advisory
  • Policy impact analysis
  • Facilitation