MERCK MILLIPORE announces India Innovation Award 2012 | Award prize: 1st - 3,000,000 Rs / 2nd - 2,000,000 Rs / 3rd - 1,000,000 Rs | participation in this Award is free of cost.

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Merck Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers’ success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, Merck Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science

Merck Millipore, a division of Merck Specialties Pvt. Ltd., India (MERCK MILLIPORE) has established India Innovation Award (the “Award”) as an
"Indian scientific award that celebrates, encourages and inspires innovation in Indian scientific community working in government funded and not-for-profit research institutes in India"

Purpose of the Award:
IIndia Innovation Award is intended to recognize the outstanding contributions to the advancement of research in the field of Life Sciences. The Award covers the field of Innovation in the areas of Life Science i.e. Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical and Bioanalytics, Proteomics, Genomics, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Biomanufacturing, Biomarkers and Synthetic Biology.

The Award:
The Award will be granted every year, with the first award being made in mid-2012, as long as MERCK MILLIPORE publicly announces a continuation.
The Award will be accompanied by a payment in the following categories:
1st Award: 3,000,000 INR
2nd Award: 2,000,000 INR
3rd Award: 1,000,000 INR

This amount will be revised when need arises by the MERCK MILLIPORE Award Committee. The recipient(s) will also receive a certificate, a trophy, recognition in the MERCK MILLIPORE Award newsletter and will be featured on MERCK MILLIPORE’s Award website. The recipient of the Award shall have the responsibility and obligation to pay income tax on the awarded amount if applicable. The recipient of the Award will be provided one night stay and return economy class air ticket (for one person) from their location to the city hosting the award function.

Award Committee:
The Award will be granted following a selection process made by an Award Committee (“Scientific Advisory Board”) at a science conference to be organized by MERCK MILLIPORE. The Award Committee shall consist of 7 members of which one shall be an employee of Merck and six shall be nationally as well as internationally reputed scientists working in the Life Science sector.

Award Ceremony:
The award ceremony will take place at the opening session of the science conference that will be organized by MERCK MILLIPORE. The Managing Director of Merck Specialties Pvt. Ltd., or a person nominated by him, will present the Award to the recipient. Each recipient(s) will be asked to present a short public statement during the science conference in the year in which the Award is given. The topic should be relevant to the work for which the Award has been awarded.

Eligibility:

  • Any Indian or foreign nationals working in government funded or not-for-profit research institutes in India.
  • The Patent has been granted or paper published in reputed scientific journals between 1st January, 2011 to 31st December 2011.
  • The patent/publication covers the field of Innovation in the areas of Life Science i.e. Green Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical and Bioanalytics, Proteomics, Genomics, Drug Discovery and Delivery, Biomanufacturing, Biomarkers and Synthetic Biology.
  • The list of reputed scientific journals for publication section are: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Cell, Chemistry & Biology, International Journal of Biological Science, International Journal of Life Science, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Genetics, Journal of Molecular Biology, Life Science, Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Molecular Cell, Nano Letters, Nature Journals, Proceedings of National Academy of Science and Science.
  • The patent/publication should be either a new product or process. It should contribute towards improving the quality of life and help in employment generation and achieve economical transformation among others.
  • The general criteria applied in selecting the patent/publication would depend upon the impact level, creativity, outreach & sustainability.
  • Merck employees & SAB member’s direct relatives are not eligible for the award.

The Award may be granted to an individual or a small group contributing to the same innovative work. The Award will be made in recognition of a specific project / programme or body of work leading to a patented invention (represented by a patent application granted by the respective national authorities in at least India, the USA or Europe) or a paper published/accepted in a reputed scientific journal (as per the list available above). The recipients must be living and working with Indian government funded or not-for-profit research institute at the time of award.

APPLICATION PROCESS & RULES

SELECTION PROCESS

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