On this year's International Women's Day - 8 March 2022, the Park along with the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises has decided to take another pioneering step, to set up the country's first National Awards to celebrate women entrepreneurs in Biotechnology. The Awards will be an Annual event conducted on International Women's Day. The event will feature a Conclave of women in Biotech. The Awards and the Conclave will be conducted in Virtual Mode this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

It is proposed to select outstanding women in the life sciences field for the following awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Biotech Women Scientist of the Year
  • Innovative Biotech Women Entrepreneur in Tamil Nadu

The Conclave and Awards function will see the participation of some of the topmost decision makers related to the Biotechnology Industry from the Government, Regulatory Agencies, Companies, Biotech Innovation Systems and the Startup Community.

The nominees will be judged using the following criteria:

  • Awards & Recognition
  • Leadership Role
  • Organizational Highlights
  • Key Activities in 2021