Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (PBIP) has orgainsed a One-day Outreach & Consultation Workshop on bridging the gap between Industry and Academia in Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Sector at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Mohali today.
Addressing the experts from industry and academia in pharmaceutical and chemical sector present in this workshop, Ms Anmol Gagan Maan exhorted the industry to collaborate with academia and invest more in Research & Development Facilities in Punjab to make it globally competitive with companies such as Moderna, Pfizer, among others. She stressed on bridging the existing gap between the Industry and academia.
Mr. Dilip Kumar, Principal Secretary, Investment Promotion stated that this workshop is a unique initiative by the Government of Punjab, and such workshops should be conducted regularly across various institutes in Punjab. He called upon the academia to play a more proactive role in developing such platforms. Furthermore, CEO, Invest Punjab, also appealed to all industry participants to give their feedback on the recently released Draft Industrial and Business Development Policy 2022.
The event drew participation from 100+ dignitaries, which included 65+ participants from industries and 10+ participants from 9 major pharmaceutical and chemical institutions from across Punjab, who came together to bridge current gaps between industry and academia to create a conducive business and research ecosystem for the sector in Punjab.
Following a warm welcome to the participants by the Minister, Interactive sessions across groups of Industry, Academics/ Professionals, and Government stakeholders were organized to discuss industry requirements and facilities available in Punjab.
The participants expressed wide appreciation for this initiative by the Punjab Government and acknowledged the efforts made by PBIP to bridge latent gaps between the industry and the academia for creating a conducive business and research environment for the sector within Punjab.