Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Biotechnology and Nobel Media AB

Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Biotechnology and Nobel Media AB

Memorandum of Understanding
Between Department of Biotechnology and
Nobel Media AB

Secretary in the Department Biotechnology of the Government of India Dr. Vijayraghavan and Mr. P.K. Taneja, Additional Chief Secretary, from the Government of Gujarat led a delegation to Sweden for signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nobel Media AB on September 1, 2016. The MoU was signed by Dr. Lars Heikensten, Executive Director ofthe Nobel Foundation on behalf of Nobel Media AB. This MoU provides for collaboration on a programme to popularize science and its impact within India by drawing on the experience and expertise of the Nobel Media AB in sharing with a global audience the inspiration of the Nobel Prize, recognized universally as the pinnacle of excellence in science. This will be done by jointly organizing Nobel Prize Seriesevents in India commencing from January 2017 starting in Gujarat in which a number of Nobel Laureates are expected to participate.

This important MoU is expected to inspire the youth in India to pursue innovation, which has been jointly identified by the Governments of India and Sweden as one of the principal focus areas of bilateral cooperation.