Nobel Prize Series India 2017
The Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nobel Media AB of the Nobel foundation to bring the Nobel Prize Series to India from 2017 to 2022. The first Nobel Prize Series India 2017 was trilateral partnership among Department of Biotechnology, State Government of Gujarat and Nobel Media. The first edition of Nobel Prize series was inaugurated by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on January 9, 2017 at the Science City in Ahmedabad as a prelude to Vibrant Gujarat 2017.
Theme of the edition was "Science Impacts Lives". Nobel Prize Series is a unique programme combining conference, lectures, roundtables, and exhibitions. By bringing together Nobel Laureates, other experts, researchers and students, the programme aims to stimulate innovation and creative thinking. It is a unique exhibition, which exhibits materials brought from the Nobel Museum Sweden and showcases the achievement of Alfred Nobel, his will and the achievements of Nobel Laureates of now their ideas have impacted/changed human life.