Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.

A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.

FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.


About Department of Science & Technology

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is mandated to strengthen “Research and Development” base of the country through organizing, coordinating and promoting Scientific & Technological activities. It is the main public policy support body for Science & Technology. The Department is also the major agency in the country for promotion of basic sciences with a share of nearly 50% of Extra Mural funding of research projects. The Department plays a critical role in the technology development programmes relating to key sectors as well as in the development of International Cooperation in Science and Technology. The Department is promoting international collaborative R & D in various areas of Science & Technology through bilateral collaborative programmes with about 80 countries as well as through multilateral arrangements. Popularization of science, relating science to society, promotion of entrepreneurship, National Resources data management and generation of databases and initiatives targeting empowerment of women through applications of Science and Technology form important areas of focus for planned interventions by the Department. The Department has been collaborating with many other socio-economic ministries in the Government and Science and Technology Councils of various State Governments. The Department has been supporting an array of autonomous institutions engaged in basic research, technology forecasting, laboratory accreditation etc.


About Government of Karnataka

Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology

The State Government, created the Department of Information Technology and Biotechnology with the objective of promoting the growth of Information Technology and Biotechnology Industries in the State. Later, Department of Science and Technology also came to be attached to this department in the year 2003-04 and the Department was accordingly renamed as the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. At the secretariat level, the Department is headed by Principal Secretary/ Secretary who is assisted by Officer on Special Duty, Deputy Secretary [IT,BT] and Deputy Secretary [S&T] two Under Secretaries, Two Section Officers and their staff.


About MM Activ Sci- Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd.

MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications was conceived in the year 2001 as an Integrated B2B Knowledge Media Organization in the field of Science & Technology, with a global perspective. MM Activ has been engaged in the field of Frontier Science & Technology through its key business verticals of Media, Events, Partnering and Advisory. MM Activ is also the publisher of Leading Business Magazines – BioSpectrum (Asia & India) & NuFFooDS Spectrum. MM Activ has created Knowledge & Business Platforms in sectors like Agrotech & Commodities, Coffee Export & Equipment’s, Biotechnology, Nutraceuticals, Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis, Transport & Logistics, IT & Electronics, MRO, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Space Technology, Water Loss and R&D & Higher Education.

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