INDIA REGIONAL BRANCH OFFICE, ASIAN FEDERATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (AFOB) is a non-profit organization established in 2015. Its incorporation was approved by the delegates from Asian countries during the 8th Executive Board Meeting (16 November 2015) held during Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015, November 15-19, 2015 in Malaysia.
The International Federation bears the name Asian Federation of Biotechnology, abbreviated to "AFOB", registered office of the headquarter is located in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The INDIA REGIONAL BRANCH OFFICE, hereafter referred to as ‘India RBO’ will undertake activities in consultation/collaboration with headquarter and other RBOs .
India RBO, AFOB is a non-profit association. The general objectives of the India RBO are the same as that of AFOB, and are indicated below:
To promote co-operation, on scientific grounds, between the scientists from academia and industry in Asian region, and beyond, especially in collaboration with European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB), for the general advancement of biotechnology as an interdisciplinary field of research and as a means of bringing the scientific development to industrial level.
To promote the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of natural resources /biodiversity through the application of science, engineering and technology.
To improve public perceptions and education, to facilitate exchange of people and ideas, and to stimulate innovation and technology transfer with the common goal of advancing biotechnology in Asia and in the rest of the world.
To expand the network of regional scientists and organizations to enhance mobility and to facilitate exchange of skills and ideas among Asian nations.
To promote industry-institute partnership in supporting bio-entrepreneurship/ biobusiness and ushering in bio-prosperity through bioeconomy.