Voice for BT

‘Voice for BT’, an Inter-Collegiate Public Speaking Competition, is currently India’s only public-speaking contest on biotechnology for college students.

In its 12th edition, the event is conducted by the Association of Biotechnology Enterprises (ABLE), with support from our Patron Gold member company, Novonesis (Novozymes South Asia). Other prominent biotech companies in the country will be supporting the event.

The event is conducted for Biotechnology students from all the four regions in India to provide a platform for them to exhibit their knowledge and understanding of various aspects of biotechnology.

The event is for the Undergraduate Final Year B. Tech/ BE- Biotechnology, Food technology and Chemical engineering students or First Year Post graduate students. Students express their views on various topics in industrial biotech areas.

The design of the program is such that 15-20 participants are nominated from each zonal college (North, South, East, West).

The first two winners from each region will participate in the Final event, which is typically held in a National Biotechnology event giving the students their thoughts at a forum of experts from the industry. The finalists from ‘voice for BT’ contest are rewarded with cash prizes.


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.

ABLE showcases India’s biotech sector through events like BioEconomy Conclave, Voice for BT public speaking contest, brings out India BioEconomy Report, BioEconomy Reports for states like Karnataka and sets up the India Pavilion at the BIO International event in the USA annually.

ABLE Council of Presidents, that comprises of all past presidents of the organization, provides valuable inputs for the growth of the Biotech business ecosystem, leveraging their multi-sectoral expertise.

ABLE thus catalyses a symbiotic interface between the industry, the government, academic and research institutes and domestic and international investors.


At Novonesis, we believe solutions rooted in biology are key to tackling the challenges our world faces.

We develop and sell enzymes and functional proteins as well as microorganisms such as cultures, probiotics, postbiotics and yeast. These are some of our planet's tiniest, yet mightiest agents of change. When we leverage their power with our technology to solve problems, we create what we call biosolutions. And they’re revolutionizing the way we all produce, consume and live.

Today we are 10,000 people worldwide with expertise that spans more than 30 industries. All around the world our biosolutions are already helping companies balance their business needs with those of our planet.

The time for biosolutions is now. And by working closely with our partners and customers, we will continue to challenge conventional thinking and transform business with biology. Together we will create the change our world needs.

Chr. Hansen and Novozymes joined forces in January 2024 to create Novonesis, positioning it as a leading global biosolutions partner. The company aims to leverage the power of biology to drive positive change. By combining the expertise of both legacy companies, Novonesis is poised to contribute to better business practices, healthier lives, and a more sustainable planet.


South Zone : Friday, 18th October 2024

North Zone : Tuesday, 10th September 2024

East Zone : Friday, 27th September 2024

West Zone : Friday, 5th October 2024

Finals : to be announced