George Institute showcases contribution to Medical and Bio-Pharmaceutical Research at the Make in India week in Mumbai
Armed with an innovative repertoire of health practices, Dr. Gopal Pai, General Manager, George Clinical, represented the George Institute for Global Health at the Australia country session as part of the Make in India Week in Mumbai last week and showcased George’s contribution to medical and pharmaceutical research.
He was part of a delegation of 50 government and business leaders representing a range of Australian expertise in multiple sectors.
Dr. Pai, whose session was entitled “Make in India: Impacting Health Practices for Indians” highlighted the involvement of the George Institute and George Clinical in high quality academic and in regulated and commercial research.
Acting Australian High Commissioner Chris Elstoft said Australia’s engagement in Make in India Week was an important step in helping convert business opportunities into outcomes for the two nations.
“Each of the sectors from Australian business taking part in the event will be crucial to India achieving its ‘Make in India’ dream,” he said.
“As Prime Minister Modi suggested when he visited Australia, in every area of national priority for India, he sees Australia as a natural partner – this delegation embodies that seamless fit between Indian priorities and Australian capability.”
The sectors represented include energy, resources and water, industrial design, infrastructure investment, pharmaceutical research, agribusiness, metals recycling for manufacturing inputs, and agribusiness.
The Country Session showcased Australian expertise across a number of sectors and profiled its engagement in India by large corporations to small companies.
Rio Tinto and Woodside, two of Australia’s biggest resource companies, were present during the Session, while other participants include industrial design expert Mark Watson speaking on Smart Cities and Yes Bank will discuss the benefits of partnering with Australia.
Mr. Elstoft said the Modi Government’s successful ‘Make in India’ program had boosted India’s manufacturing sector, and would provide ongoing impetus to India’s robust economy.
“With a growth forecast of 7.6 percent for 2015-16, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The level of Australian engagement in Make in India Week is evidence of Australian business confidence in the opportunities for doing business with India,” he said.