The entries will undergo a short listing process and shortlisted proposals (10 proposals for innovation award and 5 proposals for young minds) will be announced by end of December for exhibiting their presentation at the BioAsia Venue. Winner in each category will be selected by an expert team at the venue and the awards (INR 1 Lac for innovation award and INR 50,000 for young minds award) will be given away at Valedictory Ceremony of BioAsia 2013, the 10th edition of a successful and broad-spectrum global platform on Biotechnology and Lifesciences. BioAsia 2013 will be held from 28th to 30th January in Hyderabad.
Prof. KV Raghavan, Chairman-BioAsia Organizing Committee & Vice-President FABA, INAE Distinguished Professor & Former Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has stated that these annual awards have become a prominent feature at BioAsia and are aimed at encouraging and motivating contributions, initiatives and innovations in the biotech and life sciences arena. The awards that will be presented at BioAsia 2013 will also be an ideal platform for nominees to showcase their work to the global audience.
Dr. Mohan Rao, Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology commented “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations [FABA] to organize the Innovation & Young Minds Award 2013. We strongly feel that these awards have gained high recognition and response over the years and indeed are playing a great role in motivating Young Scientists to take up innovative research.”
Award Categories and Eligibility:
BioAsia Innovation Award recognizes Young Scientist/Students across Asian members of FABA countries pursuing their research in any of the areas of biotechnology/
BioAsia Young Minds Award recognizes students of class 10th, 11th & 12th classes who have created a product of applied value or generated a product of utility for the industrial or public utility. Top five innovators will be invited to demonstrate their innovations at the BioAsia 2013 conference venue and the best amongst them will be awarded the BioAsia Young Minds Award and cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand rupees, approximately 1000 USD).
Rules for Entry
BioAsia Innovation Award: Only participants below the age of 35 years as on 31st Dec, 2012 is considered eligible for this award.
BioAsia Young Minds Award: Only students of class 10th, 11th & 12th can participate.
All research work submitted must be the original work of the participant.
Each participant should send an Undertaking to effect that the research work sent to the competition is his/her original. The organizers have the right to cancel the award/awards, if found otherwise.
The organizers of BioAsia reserve the right to use the accepted entries for publications/
The last date for the receipt of the entries is Dec 20th. Entries received after the due date will not be accepted.
About BioAsia: BioAsia is born with a vision to enhance, enrich and encourage newer innovations, path-breaking discoveries and effective solutions in the biotechnology industry by offering a vibrant global platform for convergence of the key stakeholders - Biotech & Biopharma Companies, research institutions, academia, investors, service providers, policy makers, regulators and analysts. BioAsia is focused in its efforts - to drive the growth of the industry by enabling an effective environment for fostering collaborations, JV’s M&A’s;
About FABA (Federation of Asian Biotech Associations):
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