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Victoria strengthens ties with India, with Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as Victorian Business Ambassador

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] 

The Australian state of has launched a drive to strengthen its trade and investment ties with with the appointment of Dr Mazumdar-Shaw as the Victorian

Earlier this year, had released their Strategy setting out the state's vision to be a valued knowledge and partner to with a focus on key sectors including and education.

Victoria's for Trade and Investment today met Dr Mazumdar-Shaw in to mark her appointment as the Victorian

Their meeting was followed by an event at Taj West End Bengaluru attended by Victorian alumni, Victorian businesses in and stakeholders. Dalidakis was accompanied by a delegation of business representatives from Victoria's sports

Dr Mazumdar-Shaw has strong ties to Victoria, having graduated from in 1975 with a Master's degree in malting and brewing. She also worked as a trainee brewer at Melbourne's Carlton and United Breweries. Her studies in sowed the seeds for a career in biotech and her in-depth knowledge of fermentation science helped her build Biocon, India's largest

Among her many notable commemorations is her appointment as the first ever of governors of the (IIMB) in 2014. She also holds the prestigious Othmer Gold Medal for her outstanding contributions in science and chemistry, conferred by Chemical Heritage Foundation, USA. In 2015, in Ballarat even named a road in its campus in her honour - Drive.

Victoria is Australia's ideas capital and is renowned for its highly skilled workforce and culture of innovation with universities and research institutes that are ranked among the world's best.

The state is a and with globally renowned researchers who have delivered life-changing innovations like the bionic ear.

This vibrant industry generates more than $12.7 billion in revenue a year and features institutions like Monash University, ranked second in the world for pharmacy and

Building on the ongoing collaborations between Victoria and India, the sees great opportunities to work together with India on its ambitious agenda for the National Health Plan 2017.

Dr Mazumdar-Shaw's appointment was announced by Victoria's on a visit earlier this year.

Quote attributable to for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis:

"Victoria is honoured to have Mazumdar-Shaw as a business for our state and we are excited to work with her towards strengthening the state's relationship with India. We look forward to forging new trade and investment partnerships in sectors like health, ICT, and that will benefit both the states."

"Victoria deeply values its strong cultural, social and economic relationship with India and, with our India Strategy; we are making a long-term commitment to deepen those connections and to become a valued knowledge and business partner."

"It is indeed an honour to be appointed as the Victorian Business Ambassador. In my new role, I look forward to promote collaborative and synergistic initiatives among academia, industry and government agencies of Victoria and India, which share compelling business and bilateral interests. There is a unique opportunity to combine Victoria's renowned culture of innovation with India's low cost innovation paradigm in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge technologies that can make global impact," said Dr Mazumdar-Shaw, Victorian Business Ambassador.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:20 IST