Brief about ABLE:
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises - ABLE is a not-for-profit pan-India forum that represents the Indian Biotechnology Sector. It was launched in April 2003, after industry leaders felt a need to form an exclusive forum to represent the Indian Biotechnology Sector. ABLE has over 400 members from all across India representing all verticals of the sector like Agribiotech, Bio-pharma, Industrial biotech, Bioinformatics, Investment banks and Venture Capital firms, leading Research and Academic Institutes and Law Firms and Equipment Suppliers. The primary focus of ABLE is to accelerate the pace of growth of the Biotechnology sector in India, through partnering with the Government in their biotechnology initiatives to deliver optimal policies and create a positive regulatory environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in the sector, providing a platform for domestic and overseas companies to explore collaboration and partnerships, forging stronger links between academia and industry and showcasing the strengths of the Indian biotech sector.
At ABLE, we see the importance of promoting Biotechnology in India. To achieve this
objective, we recognize the need to encourage the promising students to pursue higher studies in Biotechnology related areas. With this background, ‘voice for BT’ was initiated as a Public Speaking contest, which gives an opportunity for the students to voice their views on various topics on Biotechnology. This, we believe, will further motivate them to pursue higher studies.
‘voice for BT’, an Inter-Collegiate Public Speaking Competition, is currently India’s only public-speaking contest on biotechnology for college students.
We are glad to announce the 10th edition of 'voice for BT' contest with all the four zones (North, South, East, West) in India.
The Online application process starts on 26th August, 2022.
The last date for receiving the applications will be 18th September, 2022.
In anticipation that the college would encourage this initiative, we sincerely request you to nominate ONLY ONE of your under Graduate Final year or First year Post Graduate Biotechnology, Food technology or Chemical engineering students for this contest. Only the first 20-25 entries will be accepted and hence, kindly expedite your response to ensure the deserving participant does not miss the opportunity.
The contest is scheduled on the following dates:
West zone: Friday, 23rd September, 2022
South zone: Friday, 30th September, 2022
North zone: Friday, 14th October, 2022
East zone: Friday, 21st October, 2022
Here is the website link www.ableindia.in/voicebt . The participant selected by the college has to be nominated for the contest through the Nomination Form in the ‘voice for BT’ website only. All other information like ‘General Information & Rules’ and ‘Screening process’ are mentioned in the website. Please go through it thoroughly.
Click here to apply : Nomination form
About ‘voice for BT ‘ Contest:
This event is organized by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) with support from our Patron Gold member company, Novozymes South Asia. Other prominent biotech companies in the country will be supporting the event.
All the participants would receive medallion and a participation certificate. The first three winners from each region gets awarded with cash prizes and internship programs at the Research and Technology (R&T) or Research and Development (R&D) facilities of Novozymes and other major Biotech companies, as detailed below:
1st Prize: INR 20,000 and 3-6 months internship
2nd Prize: INR 15,000 and 3-6 months internship
3rd Prize: INR 10,000 and 3-6 months internship
Eminent scientists/ academicians/ Industry leaders will be part of the jury to select the winners. The event is conducted at all the four regions in India. The first two winners from each region gets selected to compete in the final round for the All India Winners’ position.
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