BioGoa 2008 – ‘Entrepreneurship & Technologies in Biotechnology’

BioGoa 2008
‘Entrepreneurship & Technologies in Biotechnology’

GSIA jointly with Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Panaji is organising BIOGOA 2008 – “Entrepreneurship & Technologies in Biotechnology”. The main aim of the seminar is to create Entrepreneurship Skills in Biotechnology sector among local youth and thereby generate gainful employment which is a win-win situation for industry as well as entrepreneurs.

We would be glad to have you participate in the seminar to be held on Saturday, 01st March, 2008 at Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji, Goa.

The main aim of the seminar is to “Create Entrepreneurs in Biotechnology Sector”. GSIA has taken the onus on itself to create awareness & facilitate in creating entrepreneurs.

Shri Dayanand Narvekar, Hon’ble Minister for Finance & IT, Govt. of Goa has consented to be Chief Guest. Mr. Srinivas Dempo, Chairman & Managing Director – Dempo Group of Companies will be the Guest of Honour and Dr. Purnima Sharma, Biotech Consortium India Ltd., New Delhi will be the Keynote Speaker for the Inaugural function.

Speakers from across the country namely Dr. Bosco Henriques, Dr. Siddhivinayak Barve & Dr. K.M. Shankar are invited to enlighten the delegates on various topics like ‘Natural dyeing of textiles’, ‘Biotechnology of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants’, ‘Marine Diagnostics’ etc. A special session on ‘What Entrepreneurs need to know’ from the point of view of Financial aspects & Risk Awareness would also be held by Mr. Sandeep Bhandare and Dr. P.D. Nare. Finally an interaction will be held with the audience by Dr. Nandkumar Kamat

We are showcasing a highly successful entrepreneurship story in the field of ‘Diagnostics & Healthcare’, situated within Goa. Another highlight of this seminar would be a special “GSIA Award of Excellence” which will be presented to a unit in Goa for showcasing high entrepreneurship skills and growth in the field of Biotechnology

Certain areas have been identified which should be nurtured by the State Government, Private Entrepreneurs and Corporates for promoting Biotechnology in the State. Focus will be on selective and niche areas as well as creation of Entrepreneurs. Experts would be talking on –

Medical and Pharma Biotechnology
Diagnostic Kits for major infectious diseases like TB, Malaria, HIV, Hepatitis etc. alongwith their Vaccines (for Humans and Animals)at cost effective prices.

Essential oils & Natural Dyes
Extracts of natural compounds for use in textiles, foods, etc.

Marine Biotechnology
Sea and River aquaculture, Seaweed and Algae culture as well as other Marine Bioproducts. Also extracts of compounds from marine ecosystem to assist human healthcare.

Agriculture and Food Biotechnology
Promotion of ventures for Biofertilizers, Biopesticides, Tissue-culture, Tropical Floriculture and Horticulture to be considered. Cultivation of Auyurvedic Medicinal and Herbal Plants along with Mushroom and Food Biotech Ventures to help mass scale Rural Employment.

With the aim of the seminar in long term to “Create Entrepreneurs”, the audience will be exposed to the ‘reality-check’ mechanism when speakers will let know the risks involved, their management as well as views of finance experts in approaching their prospective projects.

Showcase of some entrepreneurial products will also be displayed during the seminar. Audience of around 180 people will include Entrepreneurs, Corporates & Students (local as well as international).

During December 2004, GSIA alongwith Department of Industries, Trade & Commerce, Govt. of Goa conducted seminar on “BIOGOA 2004 – Opportunities in Biotech Industry for SSI Sector”. This led to the formation of Biotech Policy for the State of Goa.

Delegate / registration fees inclusive of tea, snacks and lunch are as given below;
Corporates / Entrepreneurs/ Others- Rs. 300/-
Faculty – Rs. 200/-
Students – Rs. 100/-

Registration form to be duly filled and sent to GSIA office is attached herewith.

Looking forward to you participation to making this event a grand success. Itinerary is attached for your information.

With kind regards,

Registration Form

Seminar on BIOGOA 2008
‘Entrepreneurship & Technologies in Biotechnology’
09:00 hrs. – 18:00 hrs: 01st March, 2008: Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji-Goa.

Goa State Industries Association
(An Apex Association for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises in Goa)
4th Floor, Goa-IDC House
Patto Plaza,
Delegate Fee:

Corporates / Entrepreneurs/ Others- Rs. 300/-
Faculty- Rs. 200/-
Students- Rs. 100/-
Name: ___________________________________________________
Designation: □Student □ Faculty □ Corporate
College / Industry: ____________________________________________________
Address : ____________________________________________________
E-mail: ___________________________________
Tel. / Mob.: __________________________________
Fax: ___________________________________

Please find enclosed our cheque / demand draft no ___________________ for Rs ______________ in favour of ‘Goa State Industries Association’ drawn on ______________________ Bank payable at Panaji, Goa.

Signature of participant
Please note: Participation fee is non–refundable. However, change in nomination is acceptable. Seats are limited.


BioGoa 2008

9.00-9.30am REGISTRATION

9.30 – 9.40 Welcome Address by GSIA President. Mr. Atul D. Pai Kane
9.40 – 9.55 Presentation of bouquets and lighting of the lamp
9.55-10.45 Address by Keynote Speaker -” Biotech Scenario in India” – Biotech Consortium, New Delhi Dr. Purnima Sharma
10.45-11.00 Address by Guest of Honour – Chairman & Manging Director, Dempo Group of Companies Mr. Srinivas Dempo
11.00-11.10 Address by Chief Guest, Hon’ble Finance Minister of Goa Mr. Dayanand Narvekar
11.10-11.20 Presentation of GSIA Award of Excellence & Mementos
11.20-11.30 Vote of Thanks – GSIA Hon. Secretary Mr. Atul P. Naik
11.30-11.45 TEA BREAK

11.45-12.05 ‘Tulip – A Local Success Story’ – Tulip Group Mr. D. Tripathi
12.05-12.30 Diagnostics for Human Healthcare – Tulip Group Dr. N. Sriram
12.30-1.15 Natural dyeing of textiles – turning a red industry into a green industry Dr. Bosco Henriques
1.15-2.15 LUNCH BREAK

2.15-3.00 Biotechnology of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants. Dr. S.S. Barve
3.00-3.45 Marine Diagnostics Dr. K.M. Shankar
3.45-4.00 TEA BREAK

4.00-4.25 Entrepreneurs – What Banker’s Expect Mr. Sandeep Bhandare
4.25-4.50 Risk Assessment for Entrepreneurs Dr. P.D. Nare
4.50-5.15 Interaction Q&A Dr. Nandkumar Kamat

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