A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second wave of Covid-19 descended on India like a tsunami. We were caught unawares and our response was one of panic and chaos. There was sub-optimal preparedness and rapid response planning. Hospitals were overwhelmed, medicines were in short supply and medical supplies of life-saving oxygen and ventilators were woefully low. From hubris and … Continue reading A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us

We Need More Indian Women to Make a Mark in Science

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw “A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for,” said Grace Hopper (1906–1992), one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was highly influential on the development of COBOL, one of the first computer … Continue reading We Need More Indian Women to Make a Mark in Science

Fostering MedTech Innovation in India

India's first corporate hospital-based technology business incubator for MedTech entrepreneurs - the Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation (MSMF) MedTech Innovation Center - was inaugurated at Narayana Health City Bangalore, in collaboration with BIRAC, Bionest program, on Dec 15, 2020. Launching the facility, Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder of MSMF and Executive Chairperson, Biocon said the centre will … Continue reading Fostering MedTech Innovation in India

Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Executive Chairperson, Biocon Limited, interacted with students & teachers of Delhi Government Schools during an online session organized by EMC Delhi on 07th October 2020, as a part of the government’s Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum. "Entrepreneurship is a very important part of our economic future and having a focused session on entrepreneurship is very … Continue reading Entrepreneurship is not about making money but about having a purpose: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 Award Acceptance Speech

Biocon Chairperson & Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 and will now represent India at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (WEOY) in Monte Carlo from 4 – 6 June 2020. EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) India Award recognizes entrepreneurs, who, with their … Continue reading Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw EY Entrepreneur of the Year India 2019 Award Acceptance Speech

A Well-intentioned Budget, But Needed to Do More to Jumpstart the Economy

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 was directionally sound but needed to do more to jumpstart a stalling Indian economy. The Budget aims to boost business confidence for India Inc. through various measures, including the proposal for a tax payers’ charter to prevent harassment by officials, increasing the investment limit … Continue reading A Well-intentioned Budget, But Needed to Do More to Jumpstart the Economy

Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Build a US$5-Trillion Indian Economy

  By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon     India is home to nearly 18% of the world’s population and women make up almost half of that number. Women thus have a crucial role to play in driving the Indian economy to the aspirational US$5-trillion milestone by 2025. Entrepreneurship remains critical to harness … Continue reading Unleashing the Power of Women Entrepreneurs to Build a US$5-Trillion Indian Economy

Balancing Patient Convenience with Environmental Protection

Kiran Mazumdar –Shaw, CMD Biocon There are nearly half a billion diabetes patients in the world today and by 2040 that number is expected to climb to over 640 million. Even as diabetes incidence grows across the globe, developed markets like the U.S. are grappling with astronomical prices of one of the key medications for … Continue reading Balancing Patient Convenience with Environmental Protection

2018 – A Year When Healthcare in India Got a Booster Shot

2018 has been a happening year for healthcare in India. Developments such as the launch of the government’s flagship universal healthcare program, Ayushman Bharat; the insurance regulator's direction to insurers to cover mental illness; the heightened focus on public screening of non-communicable diseases, all  point to the fact that healthcare is starting to get the … Continue reading 2018 – A Year When Healthcare in India Got a Booster Shot

IHC Public Lecture: Strategic Importance Of Data Sciences In Research And Innovation

DATA IS KING In 2012, IDC projected that the digital universe will reach 40 zettabytes by 2020. This was based on the assumption that 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet in 2020. IDC realised that its projection was on the conservative side! Its current … Continue reading IHC Public Lecture: Strategic Importance Of Data Sciences In Research And Innovation