Marine Biotechnology workshop
The Board of Investment organised a Marine Biotechnology Workshop themed “The Biotechnology Industry: Global Perspectives and Industry Trends”, on 13th November 2017 at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments.
The event was organised in collaboration with the US Embassy and supported by the Business Facilitation Incentive Fund (BFIF) which is providing technical assistance to the government to prepare a roadmap for the development of the marine biotech sector.
Dr. Phil Kearney from Merck and Mr. Eric Van Malderen from PronoVem led various sessions on the regulatory aspects, the appropriate ecosystem for biotechnology ventures and the way forward for Mauritius in terms of commercialising the research.
The private sector, government institutions and academia were represented on different panels.
All views put forward will be regrouped into an Action Plan that will be published early 2018.