A national symposium on Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology -"Biohorizon-2005" was organized at IIT Delhi. The event focused on identifying opportunities for sustained industry-academia interaction and creating a scenario conducive to innovation. It also served as a platform for providing an insight into relevant cutting-edge research activities.
Prof Saroj Mishra, head, Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi addressing the inaugural session of BioHorizon 2005.
The two-day event featured technical and business sessions. The business sessions saw panel discussions on IPR issues in biotechnology, opportunities in biotechnology careers; and a focus workshop on bioentrepreneurship– bioventures.
The objective of the symposium was to promote greater awareness and interaction amongst the young biotech community about the new and emerging areas in the field. The forum served as an opportunity for the new generation of biotechnologists to exchange their concepts, views, knowledge and ideas. Participants from over 250 institutions across the country participated in the event.
The symposium was jointly organized by the Biochemical Engineers and Technologists Association (BETA) of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).