DR MANISH DIWAN
Head, Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development

As Head – Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development at BIRAC, is excited to nurture and empower the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem in India. He is responsible for strategic partnerships at national and international level to leverage mutual strengths in facilitating BIRAC’s mandate to promote translation of innovative ideas to PoC, validation to commercialization of innovative affordable products and technologies to address unmet needs in the areas of Health care, Diagnostics, Medical Devices etc.
He has about 25 years of global Industry & Academia R&D experience in Pharma/ Biotech sector from discovery research to product development, Leadership, Project Management and Administration. Contributed to several Clinical Drug Candidates for global drug development at Daiichi Sankyo (India), Ranbaxy, Dabur etc. He serves on several national level committees and advisory boards, and contributes at national and international forums.