Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP), India’s premier bio-incubator and bio innovation hub, has inked pacts with StartLife, a leading Dutch Agri Incubator and AMR Global, the largest Dutch PPP Antimicrobial Resistance Consortium to collaborate and leverage upon mutual strengths in research and innovation in these two key focus areas.
Both partnerships will pave the way for deeper Indo Dutch bilateral ties in Agriculture, Antimicrobial Resistance and broadly healthcare, being one of the first efforts in linking the two research and innovation ecosystems..
C-CAMP along with StartLife, a leading Dutch Agri and Food Incubator, will address critical gaps in farming and allied areas with potential implications for food security, nutrition and economy in both India and the Netherlands. The MoU also marks the beginning of a collaboration towards sharing of knowledge and expertise with Wageningen University, a sister organization of StartLife and currently the world’s top agriculture and forestry R&D institute.
CCAMP has also signed a LoI with AMR Global, the largest Dutch PPP Antimicrobial Resistance Consortium, to work together towards building and nurturing innovations that address the global AMR threat. The LoI was signed in presence of Bruno Bruins, Dutch Minister for Medical Care and Sigrid Kaag, Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The LoI will call for deeper innovation ties between Dutch and Indian ecosystems to ensure a constant pipeline of AMR innovations, in diagnostics, prevention, drug discovery and vaccines that are globally effective and accessible. Finally it would also be the first step towards facilitating adoption of ‘One Health’ in both geographies.