The Biotechnology Park, Lucknow, has been set up jointly by the Department of Biotechnology Govt. of India & Department of Science and Technology, Government of Uttar Pradesh. The Park is located in the City of ‘Nawabs’ and ‘Culture’ now transformed to a Biotechnology City, decorates Lucknow with a futuristic state of the art facility for biotechnology led enterprises.
It is the only functional Biotechnology Park in North India, serving the State of Uttar Pradesh to bring biotechnology as the way of cultivating crops, living a healthy life and enriching the skills for boosting biotech industry.
The park has changed the paradigm of transferring biotechnology advancements from laboratory to field and made humble contribution in initiating biotechnology related policy changes in the state.
The Biotech Park is registered under the Indian Society Act 21 (1868) and ably run under the guidance of the Society, Governing Board, Advisory-cum-Managing Committee and other duly constituted committees. The project was sanctioned in 2003 for a period of 3 years with DBT contribution of Rs.12.06 Crores. The Park has Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) recognition and is registered under National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), New Delhi that accords approval for exemption of Service Tax to Park and its incubatees. The Incubator – I & II of Biotech Park are ISO 14001:2015 certified and offer state of the art facilities to startups for incubation and development of innovation led, high growth and knowledge based bio-business and infrastructure facilities for setting biotech industries.
There are 18 common facilities and 27 instrumentation facilities. 27 incubatees graduated and 11 are presently housed from Bio-Pharma, Agri-biotech and health area (diagnostics, herbal cosmetics & nutraceutical).
The Biotech Park facilities include NABL and AYUSH accredited analytical & quality assurance laboratory, molecular & microbiology laboratories; NCS-TCP certified plant tissue culture unit, biopesticides & biofertilizers units and GLP compliant solvent extraction pilot plant with downstream process facility.
The park has attracted investment of more than Rs. 30 crores through its 36 incubatee companies and is a showcase of innovation industries and a model of active collaboration between industries, research institutes and academia.