About India Bio @ BTS 2021

Bangalore was the first city in the country to host the IT event in 1998 and Biotech event in the year 2001. Bangalore IT.com and Bangalore India Bio thus became the most sought-after event for the global IT and Biotech community to connect with India. In the year 2017 these two flagship events of India were collocated under the Bengaluru Tech summit. Since then the reach of India Bio in its new Avatar has grown multifold as it converges with global tech community @ BTS.

The theme for IndiaBio@BTS is 'Next Wave is Innovation'. The programme will be a worldwide gathering of Industry Leaders, Top Research Think Tanks, Academics, Policymakers and will explore new frontiers in biotech research and business. The industry has had to shift its focus to meet the challenges that the pandemic has thrown. The world has seen unparalleled collaborations in the areas of vaccine R&D and drug development in the last year, while maintaining business continuity. Innovation and Collaboration are going to be the driving factors for the industry in the coming year, and that is what will be captured in the 2021 edition.

Some of the key focus topics include: Historical perspectives on mRNA, Ignite Foundation of Life Sciences, Investing in NextGen MedTech, Vaccine Equity, Cellular Immunotherapies, Moving from Primary to Secondary Agriculture, Industrial Biotechnology, Agri Biotechnology.

Bio Conference Committee

  • Dr. Vijay Chandru

    Co-Founder & Director Strand Life Sciences
    Chairman, Bio Conference Committee

  • Dr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan

    Chairman and co-founder Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. P. M. Murali

    Chairman & Managing Director, Jananom Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. K.K. Narayanan

    Founder and Chairman, Kottaram Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd.

  • Dr. Taslimarif Saiyed

    Director & Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)

  • Dr. H S Subramanya

    Director IBAB & Biocon Chair,Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB)

  • Dr. Jitendra Kumar

    Managing Director, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre

  • Mr. G. S. Krishnan

    Hon. President, ABLE Regional President, India, Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

  • Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat

    Chief Operating Officer Syngene International Limited

  • Smt. Meena Nagaraj.C.N, IAS

    Managing Director, Department of IT BT and KITS, Govt. of Karnataka

  • Mrs. Krupalini G.K

    General Manager, Biotech, KITS

  • Dr. S. Balasubramanya

    Consultant (Biotech), KITS


In a Biotech Conference attendees look forward to meetings with potential partners and collaborators from across the globe. During the three days of India Bio@BTS, an advanced meeting scheduler InterlinX will be effectively used to achieve this objective. The platform allows attendees to search, invite companies, accept invitations and conduct meetings virtually, effortlessly.

Biopartnering at India Bio is sure to connect global biotech companies and professionals with Indian Biotech fraternity. Be a Biopartnering Delegate, connect with the world and fast track your business.

Virtual Poster Session

Popular amongst Young Researchers, Poster Session- Walkway of Discovery will showcase innovative ideas, outstanding research, ground-breaking studies that have the potential to make a significant impact in the field of Life Sciences & Biotechnology. It is aimed at giving exposure to young researchers with their breakthrough ideas to attending delegates from Industry and Research from across Biopharma, Agribiotech, Medtech and BioServices. The special focus this year is ofcourse on ideas to combat Pandemic by way of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, Treatment, Immunity and post infection care.

Don't hold back, present your ideas for the first time in a digital India Bio and grab the attention. Top 10 posters will be presented with Prize money upto Rs 20,000

For further details, contact
Ms. Prabha Sharon
Poster coordinator
Bengaluru Tech Summit
Email: prabha.j@mmactiv.com
Mobile: +91-99167 85005

Score Poster No. Poster Title Presenting Author Institute
Highest POS-71 Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) mediated neuroprotection in Parkinson's disease model: A metabolite landscape highlighting involvement of MTORC1-AMPK-autophagy axis Prashant Kumar Modi Yenepoya University,Karnataka.
Second Highest POS-65 Bioremediation of dye, an environmental pollutant - Malachite green by Halotolerant bacteria - Kocuria marina M.B. Sulochana University of Gulbarga, Karnataka.
Third Highest POS-107 Isolation and utility of lytic bacteriophages against phytopathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum: A novel alternative to antibiotics Makari Hanumanthappa K  I.D.S.G. Government College, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka
Fourth Highest POS-40 Validation of Lon gene disruption using Linear DNA cassette by Crelox mechanism in E.coli strain : To achieve better solubility of recombinant proteins Saroja Narsing Rao University of Agricultural Sciences Raichur, Karnataka.
5th Highest POS-82 Ameliorated antibacterial and antioxidant properties by Trichoderma harzianum mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles Narasimhamurthy K Bangalore University,Karnataka.

Jury Members
JURY 1 Dr. Sharanagouda Hiregoudar
JURY 2 Dr. Kshithish K Acharya
JURY 3 Dr. Jagadeesh Bhat

Smart Bio Awards

The Smart Bio Awards have been instituted by the Department of Electronics, IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka with the purpose of recognizing biotechnology firms that have shown dynamic leadership, exciting technologies and stand-out contribution in their chosen fields of biotech activities.

Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) has been entrusted with the selection process. An eminent jury chaired by ABLE President will select the Award winners


India Bio@BTS will host India's largest State Level Quiz on Biotechnology - BioQuiz 2021. The objective of the Quiz is to create awareness about the fascinating world of Biotechnology, encourage students to delve deep into the subject in a holistic manner and showcase to the world the talent of Karnataka in this significant field of Lifescience.

BioQuiz, all these years was open to students from B.Sc, B.Sc-Agri, B.E-Biotechnology & B.Pharma from across the Karnataka State. Keeping in mind the spirit of the new Education Policy we have decided to make it open to all the students in undergraduate studies irrespective of their specialization. So, all the undergraduate students can now participate in this competition and aim to be the BioQuiz Champ!

BioQuiz 2021- Results

Position Student Name College Name
State Winner MR. AMRUTH DEEPAK BHAT Basaveshwar Engineering College
2nd Position MR. SKANDA ATHREYA DUTT Kristu Jayanti College
3rd Position MS. MARIA SONA JEROME Manipal School of Life Sciences
MS. SINDHU BALI Siddaganga Institute of Technology
5TH POSITION MR. MANOJSHEKAR CR Sevabharathi first grade collage

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