There are many who may be interested in setting up of biotechnology based industry. This section aims to give entrepreneurship related information to them.
Biotechnology Parks in India
Biotech Parks are facilities created mainly to promote tiny, small and medium biotech entrepreneurs. The Biotechnology Parks and Biotech Incubation Centres provided a good template for the promotion of Biotech startup companies and the promotion of Public Private Partnerships. Tiny and small entrepreneurs can initiate modern biotech products if they come from academia with proof of concepts with them. Such possessions require a backup of basis research with potentials of applications.
Biotech companies located at biotech parks are eligible for benefits as per the recent changes in the Foreign Trade Policy:
- Duty-free import of equipment, instruments and consumables.
- Tax holiday under Section 10A / 10B of the Income Tax Act
A scheme will be put in place for operationalizing of the incentives to biotech units located in biotech parks. As a part of this scheme biotech company located in biotech parks to be allowed a five-year time frame to meet the export obligation norms under the SEZ scheme. This measure helps to address the long and unpredictable gestational time lines that are inherent to biotech product development.
Diverse array of biotech parks creates healthy competition.
(1) Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park, Secunderabad
The Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park is a venture of Shapoorji Pallonji Group of companies, and is spread over 300-acre near Hyderabad, India. The park is located in the Genome Valley, India’s first state-of-the-art biotech cluster for life science research, training and manufacturing activities. The Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park, will have 26 companies specializing in life sciences, health care and pharmaceuticals. About 17 companies have already taken the position and have set up their units at the Park making an investment of about Rs 400 crore. Phase II will occupy 162 acres while phase III will occupy 100 acres of land.
Head: P Gopal Krishnan, CEO
Tel: +91-40-27900893, Fax: +91-40-27901428
Andhra government has set up a Marine Biotech Park on a 218-acre site at Parwada near Visakhapatnam. The park set up in association with the Andhra University would also house a marine biotech complex and focus on marine resources, apart from research on marine foods, nutraceuticals and fisheries. Biogenus and Celgen have already been allotted the required land at the park.
(3) TICEL Bio Park, Chennai
TICEL Bio Park was established in Chennai, in November, 2004. TICEL acts as a hub for biotech R&D industry in major domains of biotechnology such as medical biotechnology, nutraceuticals, agricultural biotechnology and bioinformatics. The tenancy area has 74 modules of 1,525 sq. ft each, available for clients to develop their own customized R&D labs. Ticel Bio Park, which is also located in Tamil Nadu, has 12 companies in medical biotechnology, nutraceuticals, agricultural biotechnology and bioinformatics.
Head: P Shanmugasundaram, CEO
Tel.: +91-44-22542061/62, Fax: +91-44-22542055
(4) ICICI Knowledge Park, Hyderabad
Launched by ICICI Bank Ltd, in partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the ICICI Knowledge Park is committed to facilitating business-driven research and development. ICICI Knowledge Park has developed as a world class center for leading-edge business driven research. It is recognized as the scientific and industrial research organization, and is entitled to full customs and excise duty waivers. The 200-acre ICICI Knowledge Park has 35 R&D companies involved in the life sciences. The park is spread over 200 acres of campus at Turkapally near Hyderabad. The project is being developed in phases. With full occupancy in the first two phases, the ICICI Knowledge Park is in the process of developing the third phase with an investment of Rs 7 crore to create 22,000 sq ft infrastructure to accommodate 13 laboratories. Already about Rs 42 crore has been invested in setting up the first two phases of the park.
As many as 13 companies are operating from this park that offers land plots of varying dimensions to build research centers and pilot plants as per specific requirements of the resident companies. While the park encourages research and development in all knowledge intensive fields, the current focus of the park is in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals technology, specialty chemicals, new materials, information technology and telecommunications. The park offers fully air-conditioned modular laboratory units with standard facilities and services for establishing state-of-the-art research centers for conducting advanced scientific research.
Head: Deepanwita Chattopadhyay, CEO
Tel: +91-40-23480003, +91-9848030779
Biotechnology Park, Lucknow, is a technology incubator that offers incubation and state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to the start-up companies. The park has been approved as the Industrial Park. The park is now eligible for incentives and concessions under the Industrial Park Scheme, 2002, of the Government of India. The Park till date houses 16 entrepreneurs (5 are USA based) out of which four signed agreement with Biotech Park during 2008-09 have occupied nearly all of the 50,000 square ft. of air-conditioned space available as of date for setting up their R&D and production facilities. Besides this the Park provides knowledge support to two companies of which one is located at Rajasthan. 243 graduate and postgraduate students (120 Bioinformatics & 123 Biotechnology) received short term (one to six months) training. 500 beneficiaries (Managers, Officers of various research institutes and industries, Students) were exposed on biotechnology related enterprises and activities. 150 farmers were trained in agri-biotechnology like biofuel, tissue culture, biofertilizers, vermicomposting etc.
Head: Dr PK Seth, CEO
Tel: +91-522-4012091, 4053004, 2733174, Fax: +91-522-4012081
(6) Agri Science Park, Hyderabad
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has established the Agri Science Park (ASP) in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in December 2003. The mission of ASP is to emerge as a hub for public-private partnership to enhance the commercialization of scientific technologies and knowledge through market mechanisms for the benefit of the poor people. The 25-acre Agri-Science Park, with 3,000 square feet of laboratory space, has already incubated 108 ventures in the agribusiness sector. The Park comprises an Agribiotech Park, Agri Business Incubator, a Hybrid Seeds Consortium, and SAT Ecoventure. Three ventures have come up in the Agri-Biotech Park. Amongst them is a facility for testing aflatoxin contamination in food crops. The two other collaborations are with Avesthagen and the Suri Sehgal Foundation. Four companies have joined the Agri-Business Incubator to incubate technologies. These being Rusni Distilleries for the production of ethanol from sweet sorghum; Bioseed Research Ltd. for the development of transgenic cotton; Seed Works Ltd. for the development of transgenic cotton and vegetables; and Sessler Tom and Hyglass for the development of fermentor and agricultural implements.
Head: Abdul Rahman Ilyas,COO
Tel: +91-40-30713697, 30713698, Fax: +91-40-30713074
International Biotech Park (IBP) is a public-private initiative to promote a premier life science research. The park is designed to meet the needs of biotech companies from India and abroad by providing lab space and land with world-class infrastructure facilities that include a Bio-resource Center, built up space and developed land with commercial and other support facilities. Areas of expertise are medical and pharma biotechnology. It has Incubation center with shared analytical and instrumentation facilities. International Biotech Park in Pune, houses 12 enterprises in medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology across 100 acre. International Biotech Park (IBP) is a joint venture project between the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and TCG Urban Infrastructure Holding Ltd (TCGUIH), a Chatterjee Group company. With a total investment of Rs 250 crore in the project, MIDC will hold approximately 12 percent of the paid-up capital while TCGUIH will hold the remaining 88 percent. TCGUIH develops, promotes and markets the 110- acre park at Hinjewadi, near Pune. Park has about 10 companies and research organizations who have booked space and will start setting up their units. Emcure Pharma and Shreya Biotech have already started operating their activities from the park.
Head: Sandesh Sable, General Manager-Technical
Tel: +91-20-66740704, +91-9881731735, Fax: +91-20-66740720
(8) MITCON Biotech Park, Pune
MITCON Biotechnology Center is jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and Asia and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), UN Organization. The park has a full-fledged laboratory, library and training facilities. The objective of the park is to develop agripreneurs in biotechnology and also to commercialize biotechnologies.
Head: Ashish Wele, vice president, Mitcon Biotech Incubation Center
Tel: +91-20-523 4456/58, Fax: +91-20-5533206
Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) is developing biotech parks in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Chopanki. The state government is also encouraging the development of biotechnology parks in the private sector. It will consider extending concessions to such biotechnology parks on case-to-case basis.
Tel.: +91-141-5113201 Fax: +91-141-5104804
(10) Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society, Kanchipuram
This Biotech Park was set up with the aim of allowing professionally qualified women to take up a career of remunerative self-employment, through the organization of environment-friendly biotechnological enterprises. The Park has a Technical Resource Center (TRC) to assist in the field of quality testing, technology development and training. 20-acre Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, which houses 10 enterprises involved in agriculture, food and nutrition, medical devices and healthcare, environment and energy. The park has Technical Resource Center, bio supermarket, training center and business center. The park is at Kelambakkam, 41 kms south of Chennai. Human resource development of different aspects of biotechnology including entrepreneurship development, patenting and biosafety aspects have been initiated and 300-500 scientists are trained every year in these fields in this park. The Park will have 20 shed modules of 100 sq.mtrs. of complete area and 300 sq. mtrs. of open land and 45 land modules of 1000 sq. mtrs each- all of which will be provided on lease. Common facilities like cold storage warehousing, Internet facilities and e-commerce will be available at moderate charges. Efforts are also being made to develop a common brand name to focus attention on the qualitatively superior products than what is available in the market.
Tel: +91-44-32900973, 32906313
The Government of Gujarat is developing a biotechnology park at Savli in Vadodara in three phases, in an area of over 700-acre. The park is being developed under public-private partnership. The park has two components – an Innovation Arcade, which is to be developed by a private developer and an Industry Arcade, which is being developed by the state government.
Akruti biotech Park, is a Biotech Park Project undertaken by Gujarat Akruti TCG Biotech Limited (GATBL), under mandate of the Government of Gujarat . GATBL is the Joint Venture company between Akruti City Ltd. (formerly Akruti Nirman Ltd.), TCG Urban Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Government of Gujarat, with Akruti being the majority stake holder to develop a state of art Bio Technology Park at Savli, Vadodara about 14 km from Vadodara Airport and 8 km away from the National Highway.
Facilities available in Park include incubation centre (86,000 sq. ft.), Modular wet labs, Common equipments, Pilot plant, Tissue culture labs for plants and animals. The park has Industry Arcade, Utility services, Centre of Knowledge, namely Gujarat Research Institute for Biotechnology (GAURI) and Business centre.
Head: Ajay M Pawar, project director
Tel.: +91-22-67037400, Fax: +91-22-28218230
(12) Kinfra Biotech Parks, Kerala
Kinfra Biotech Parks are the combination of Technology Incubation Center (TIC) providing modules for R&D in biotechnology, pilot plant and a business enterprises zone (BEZ) consisting of developed plots to be utilized for setting up industrial units. Kinfra Biotech Parks are being developed at two locations, Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin, in Kerala with the areas of 25 acre and 50 acre respectively. Kintra Biotech Parks, one in Cochin — expected to house nearly 20 biotechnology units focused on marine, herbal and agricultural biotechnology, with shared facilities such as a Biotech Incubation Center.
Kinfra Biotech Park of Thiruvananthapuram, which aims to house companies involved in agriculture, healthcare, diagnostics and industrial enzymes.
Head: S Ramnath, CEO
Tel: +91-471-2726585, Fax: +91-471-2724773
Bangalore Helix, the biotech cluster being planned by the Karnataka government, aims to support biotech units with common infrastructure. The biotech incubator is coming up in an area of about 10-15 acres in the Biotech Park. Bangalore Helix offers incubation facility, common instrumentation facility, a business center, commercial and recreational areas, high-end computing facility, pilot plant, medical sample repository, gene bank etc.
Tel: +91-80-22280562, 22032434, Fax: +91-80-22288340, 22262450
(14) Agri-Biotechnology Park, Jalna, Maharashtra
This is spread over 124 acres. It is set by Wockhardt. It consists of area-107 hectare land. It will have manufacturing facilities for active pharmaceutical ingredients, biopharmaceuticals, R&D Centre, effluent treatment plant, a corporate office, warehouse and a residential and recreational complex. It will provide employment to an estimated 2000 people. The park has facilities for gene discovery, bioremediation, fermentation technology, post harvest technology, bioinformatics and diagnostics.
(15) Savii Biotech Park in Vadodara, Gujarat,
11 companies across all major sectors of biotechnology have been recommended for land allotment in the first phase of the project. The phase I work covers 90 acres, phase II covers 125 acres, and phase III will span up to 500 acres
(16) Inspira Infrastructure Biotech Park, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
This is designed for biopharmaceutical and agrobiotechnology companies focused on manufacturing and research and development. This is spread over 25 acres. This biotech park is designed for biopharma and agribiotech companies who are into manufacturing and research and development. The park will provide common laboratory for testing and verification of samples and library that will help small companies and share resources and utilize the pay-per-use model.
(17) Punjab Biotechnology Park Ltd. (PBPL), Dera Bassi, Chandigarh, Punjab.
It focuses on technology transfer, collaborative research, exchange of scientific manpower and company to company business relationship in agricultural & environmental biotechnology and Bio-processing. It has all the basic facilities of water, electricity, with tax exemption office, R&D lab, sewage treatment facility etc.
(18) Guwahati Biotech Park, Guwahati, Aasam
Areas of focus are Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals, Agro-technology, Food Processing and Bioinformatics. GBP would provide equipped laboratory space to the companies to translate their research ideas into commercializable technologies without risking huge investments on buildings and equipments.
(19) Genome Valley, Hyderabad
Conceptualized in the year 1999, Genome Valley – Shameerpet is located in the Northern periphery of Hyderabad, India. It has the largest concentration of multi-tenanted labspace infrastructure in an organized cluster, and has emerged as the preferred destination for major Indian and global life science companies.Genome Valley is India’s first organized cluster for life science research & development activities, with more than 100 companies located in its eco-friendly environment.
The cluster offers a perfect blend of SEZ land, multi-tenanted labspace buildings and incubation facilities, providing a diversified growth scope not only to large and medium scale enterprises, but also to small scale and start-up firms.
Genome Valley, Hyderabad is popularly known as the ‘Vaccine Hub of India’, with facilities of leading vaccine producers like Biological E, Bharat Biotech and Globion Bio within the cluster and with companies like Shantha Biotech (recently acquired by Sanofi), Indian Immunologicals Ltd., etc. present in the city.
Genome Valley is a perfect blend of knowledge parks, special economic zones (SEZs), multi-tenanted labspace buildings, incubation facilities, office spaces and outstanding support facilities. It has a healthy mix of companies in the realm of agri biotech, CROs, bio pharma, vaccine manufacturing, regulatory and testing which makes it one of the most vibrant clusters today in India. The cluster has over 100 life science companies, including some of the world´s fastest growing MNCs.
The cluster features excellent support infrastructure for research & development activities. With a successful response since its inception, Genome Valley is rapidly expanding with an approximate 2,00,000 SF of labspace being added every year.
Genome valley has companies like Novartis, Lonza, Bharat Biotech, Biological E, Tergene Biotech, Unique Biotech, Ortin Biotech, Sami Labs etc.
Proposed Biotech Parks
- Bhiwadi Biotech Park, Rajasthan.
- Biotech Park, Konark, Chandrabhaga, Orissa.
- Boranda Biotech Park, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
- Guwahati Biotech Park, Guwahati, Assam.
- Herbal Pharma Biotech Park, Betma, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
- Jogindernagar Biotech Park, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
- Kinfra Bio Park, Trivandrum, Kerala.
- Kinfra Biotech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala.
- Manesar Biotech Park, Gurgaon, Haryana.
- Orissa Biotech Park, Patrapada, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
- Pantnagar Biotech Park, Haldi, Uttaranchal.
- Peninsula Biotech Park, Goa.
- Pharma Park, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.
- Sitapura Biotech Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
- Solan Biotech Park, Himachal Pradesh.
Important Industry Associations
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)
# 123/C, 16th Main Road, 5th Cross, 4th Block
Near Sony World Showroom/Headstart School
Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560034
Phone: 91 80 41636853 25633853
E-mail: [email protected]
All India Biotech Association (AIBA)
“VIPPS Center” 2. Local Shopping Centre Block EFGH, Masjid
Moth, Greater Kailash-II, New Delhi-110048
Tel: 91 11 29211487 (Direct), 29220546/547
Fax: 91 11 29223089, 29229166
Email: [email protected]