DBT- Biotechnology Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award

DBT-Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award

Purpose

Due to the efforts of the Department of Biotechnology, many of the Indian companies are coming forward for the development of biotech products, based on indigenous research. Considering these aspects and to encourage more innovators and entrepreneurs to join this revolution, five Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization award was instituted from 2001 onwards. Purpose of this award is to give recognition of outstanding contributions of scientists / innovators / entrepreneurs/ Indian institutions & companies both in public as well as private sector for a new process, product development and commercialization of a technology or a product in the areas of biotechnology and biological sciences including agriculture, biomedical and environmental sciences.

Nature of the Award:

Upto five awards shall be given every year. Each award will carry a cash amount of Rs 2.00 lakh along with a citation. Rs 5.00 lakh would be given if the product is commercialized and has much higher impact of utilization in the country.

Eligibility:

The applicants should be a citizen of India, or an Indian institution or an Indian company and be actively involved in the development of biotechnology processes, products and commercialization of technologies or product based on indigenous research.

Nominations:

The scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs, institutions and companies engaged in the areas of biotechnology and biological sciences including agriculture, biomedical and environmental sciences can be nominated by the members of Scientific Advisory Committee of the Department of Biotechnology (SAC-DBT), Standing Overseas Committee (SAC-O) of the Department of Biotechnology, Vice-Chancellors/Directors of Universities/Deemed Universities; Chairman, UGC; Director-Generals/Heads of agencies such as CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, DRDO, etc; Directors of National Research Institutions/Laboratories, Presidents of scientific societies and academics of all India character; Secretaries of S&T departments/user-ministries such as DST, DSIR, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Environment & Forests, New and Renewable Energy, Atomic Energy, Space, Commerce, Industry, Agriculture, Rural Development, Health & Family Welfare, HRD, etc., Advisor/Member (Science) Niti Ayog, Heads of Industry/Biotech/Pharmaceuticals Associations such as FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, AlBA, IDMA, etc. and reputed voluntary non-government organizations. Nominations will have to be sent in the prescribed proforma. The nominations from individuals/institutions/companies sponsoring their own names will not be considered.

Achievements

In last 5 years, 14 awards have been conferred for the promising technologies/processes developed by the awardees in the following areas of Biotechnology :- Medical Diagnostics, Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioenergy, Agriculture Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Fisheries/Aquaculture and Horticultural process.

Concerned Officer for more information

Programme Head Dr. Sundeep Sarin, Scientist G
Email sundeep[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
Phone No. 011-24361035
Programme Coordinator Dr. Manoj Singh Rohilla, Scientist E
E-mail manojsrohilla[dot]dbt[at]nic[dot]in
Phone 011-24363726
Attached Officer Dr. Deo Prakash Chaturvedi, Scientist C
Email deo[dot]prakash[at]dbt[dot]nic[dot]in
scheme
S. No.TitleDetails
1Corrigendum for nominations for Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award 2018View (97 KB) pdf
2Advertisement for the nominations of awardees for the year 2018 View (37.56 KB) pdf
3Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award 2019 has been extended till April 15, 2019 View (108.24 KB) pdf
4Advertisement for receiving nominations for 2020 (last date 15/02/2020)View (501.02 KB) pdf
5Result - Biotech Product, Process Development and Commercialization Award 2020View (276.99 KB) pdf