The Sector



  • The Biotech industry in the country is concentrated around the major Bio-clusters in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh . Karnataka holds around 30% of the biotech units in the country
  • Southern Indian States are emerging as Biotechnology/ Life Sciences destination in the country
  • Kerala’s share in life science sector is only 2% of India’s total bio economy


  • Potential Sectors include Biotech R & D Services, Bio-Informatics, Bio- Services, Bio-Medical Technology, Bio-Pharma, Nutraceuticals etc.
  • Focus on novel research areas such as Biologics, Marine Biotechnology, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry, Agro-biotechnology, Bio-algal fuels, Stem cells researches, Bioactive compounds from herbs, Animal Vaccines, Bio-flavours, Bio-fragrances, Bio-materials etc.
  • Emergence as a potential biotech export hub harnessing core strength in value added products from spices, medicinal plants, marine resources etc. Opportunity for NRI investments.
  • Business support
    • New Biotech Policy
    • Specialised mentoring support for entrepreneurship development,IPR knowledge etc.
    • Commercialization of technology
    • Academic Industry linkage
    • Public-Private Partnership
  • Access to finance
    • Poor reach to Venture Capital investments.
  • Skills
    • Inadequate industry ready manpower
  • Infrastructure
    • Inadequate infrastructure for innovation & economic growth


  • Trivandrum Life Science Cluster
  • Kochi Life Science Cluster
  • Malabar Life Science Cluster
  • Other Prominent Institutions
  • Life Sciences Park, Trivandrum
  • Institutions 
  1. The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Pattom
  2. Kerala Agriculture University (KAU), Vellayani
  3. Kerala University Campus (KUC): Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology & Centre for Bio- Informatics, Kariavattom
  4. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science & Technology (SCTIMST), Poojappura
  5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Poojappura
  6. Regional Cancer Centre (RCC), Chalakkuzhi
  7. Trivandrum Medical College, Chalakkuzhi
  8. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Vithura
  9. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thumba
  10. Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Sreekariyam
  11. Coconut Research Station (CRS), Balaramapuram
  12. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Vizhinjam
  13. Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (TBGRI), Palode
  14. National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  15. Metabolic Disorders Research Centre (MDRC), Thucaud
  16. Ayurveda Research Institute (ARI), Poojappura
  17. HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), Poojappura
  18. HLL Technology Business Incubation centre (TBlC), Poojappura
  19. Proposed Bio 360 Life Science Park,Veiloor
  • Institutions
  1. Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kalamassery
  2. Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Panangad
  3. Kerala Agriculture University (KAU), Vellanikkara
  4. Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), Thrissur
  5. Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi
  6. Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Willingdon Island
  7. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Ernakulam North P.O
  8. Marine Products Export Promotion Council (MPEDA), Panampally Nagar
  9. Spices Board of India (SBI), Palarivattom
  10. Government Medical College, Thrissur
  11. State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB), Thrissur
  12. National Research Institute for Panchakarma (NRIP), Cheruthuruthy
  13. Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Research Station (AMPRS), Odakkali
  14. Pineapple Research Station (PRS), Vazhakulam
  15. Coconut Development Board (CDB), Ernakulam
  16. Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi
  17. Banana Research Station (BRS), Kannara
  18. Agronomic Research Station (ARS), Chalakudy
  19. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resource (NBPGR), Chirakakode
  20. Cashew Research Station (CRS), Madakkathara
  21. Unani Clinical Research Unit (UCRU), Edathala
  22. Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute (JMMCRI), Nellikunnu
  23. Amala Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre (AAHRC), Poovathur
  24. Amala Cancer Research Centre (ACRC), Amala Nagar
  25. SCMS Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology - Research & Development (SIBB), Aluva
  26. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Ponekkara
  27. Aster Medicity (AM), Cheranellor
  28. Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala (VO), Thaikkattussery
  29. Sreedhareeyam Ayurvedic Research Development Institute (SARDI), Koothatukulam
  30. Agappe Diagnostics Ltd. (ADL), Pattimattom
  31. CARe Keralam - Cluster Innovation Centre , Koratty
  32. Biotechnology Incubation Centre , KINFRA Hi-Tech Park (BIC), Kalamassery
  33. ALTREE LAB Private Limited (ALPL), Palarivattom
  34. UniBiosys Biotech Research Labs (UBRL), Kalamassery
  35. CSEZ, Kakkanad
  36. Infopark (IP), Kakkanad
  • Institutions
  1. Calicut University (CU), Thenjipalam
  2. Kelappaji College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Tavanur (KCAET)
  3. Indian Institute of Spices Research, Moozhikkal (IISR)
  4. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Calicut (CMFRI)
  5. Government Medical College, Malappuram (GMC)
  6. Calicut Medical College ,Calicut (CMC)
  7. Calicut Ayurveda Hospital and Research Centre, Mannilidam (CAHRC)
  8. Government Homeopathic Medical College, Karaparamba
  9. National Institute of Technology (NIT): School of Biotechnology/School of Nano Science &technology, NIT Campus
  10. Malabar Botanical Garden & Institute for Plant Sciences, Pokkunnu (MBGIPS)
  11. Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Changuvetty (CMPR)
  12. Agricultural Research Station, Anakkayam (ARS)
  13. Marine Biological Station, Eranhipalam (MBS)
  14. Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal (AVS)
  15. Regional Laboratory Rubber Board, Bilathikkulam (RL)
  16. Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Modakkallur (MMCHRC)
  17. VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal
  • Trivandrum is a geographic cluster of Industries, R&D Institutions, and Centres for Higher Learning in the domain of Life Sciences related sectors
  • Coming up in 215 acres of land in Vailoor Village, Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram District
  • Prominently located by the side of the National Highway 66 to Kochi from Thiruvananthapuram
Life Science Plocies
View Policies