Bhubaneswar, Mar 15: Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik inaugurated DBT-ILS Bioincubator established with the support from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Odisha and BIRAC.
While appreciating the initiative of ILS, Chief Minister hoped that the Bioincubator will promote research and development in the area of Biotechnology and encourage the youth to take up entrepreneurship in biotechnology sector and will be of importance to Odisha and other regions. He said that Govt. of Odisha has developed start up policy for encouraging business opportunity in the state.
Ashok Panda, Minister Science and Technology, Odisha said that with impressive infrastructure and dedicated scientific manpower ILS is well placed for taking this initiatives. Secretary, DBT, Dr. RenuSwarup in her remark mentioned that Govt. of India and DBT are taking many initiatives for promoting startups and entrepreneurship in Biotechnology and hoped that ILS Bioincubator will play a major role in this aspects in coming days. Shri. Santosh Sarangi, Secretary. Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Odisha appreciated the steps taken by ILS in promoting research in the field of Biotechnology.
He mentioned that Odisha Govt. has a biotechnology policy for promoting research and development in the area of Science and Technology. Dr. Manish Diwan of BIRAC, complimented ILS and assured support from Bioincubator. Dr. Ajay Parida, Director, ILS said that the Bioincubator will have an operational area of 10,000 square feet incubation space and all dedicated scientific instrumentation for carrying out research in the field of Agriculture, Health care, Diagnosis, Devices & value addition and Food Processing. Dr. Nivedita Jena, COO, ILS Bioincubator mentioned that 10 entrepreneur have been selected to join the Bioincubator.