RISK, COMPETITIVENESS AND SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE, INDIA

The Center for Public Policy (CPP) at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the STEPS Centre, with Infosys and climate3C, are hosting a conference to focus on “Risk, Competitiveness and Sustainability”, challenging companies in India to embrace ‘sustainable’ business models in order to effectively meet business, social and environmental risks. The conference is…

Getting hotter: Regulating biotechnology in India

by Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre co-director Biotechnology offers many potentials but also dangers. Regulation is clearly essential. But how, over what and with what measures is less clear. The debate about how to regulate emerging technologies associated with biotechnology is a hot one the world over. In India, it’s about to become much hotter. Photo:…

Biotech business in Bangalore: a decade of hype and hope?

By Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre co-director A decade ago, biotechnology was being hyped as the next big thing. Building on the successes of the IT sector, BT (biotech) was, it was argued, going to provide a platform for growth, innovation, job creation and more. So what happened next? Photo: Biochemical RGB by Sergei Golyshev on…

WHAT HAPPENED TO BIOTECH IN BANGALORE?

A decade ago, biotechnology was being hyped as the next big thing in Bangalore, India. Building on the successes of the IT sector, BT (biotech) was, it was argued, going to provide a platform for growth, innovation, job creation and more. So what happened next? A recent seminar (programme here) jointly convened by the Centre…

BIOTECH IN BANGALORE SEMINAR

Center for Public Policy (CPP), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the STEPS Centre, are coming together with the Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE) to hold a half a day seminar on ‘Biotech in Bangalore: Past Experiences Future Trajectories’.This event is sponsored by the UK-India Education Research Initiative through a grant to the STEPS…

CONCLAVE OF AFRO-ASIAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS: GEOENGINEERING – THE STUFF OF HOLLYWOOD

By Harriet Le Bris, STEPS Centre member When I first heard about geoengineering at last year’s STEPS Centre Symposium, my mouth dropped open as I stared in disbelief at the PowerPoint slides that flashed up like scenes from a sci-fi B-movie. So I was thrilled to see in the programme that the first session at…