Established in 1983, ICGEB is supported by its Host Governments of Italy, India and South Africa, and by 62 other Member States, in consolidating its actions that champion science for global sustainable development. ICGEB’s vision is to be the world’s leading intergovernmental organisation for research, training and technology transfer in the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The organization’s Mission is to combine scientific research with capacity enhancement, thereby promoting sustainable global development.
Its scientific publications and collaborations reflect the continued pursuit of top-class basic research, through which solutions to many of humanity’s major problems can be addressed. The organization’s actions align Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to tackle problems related to health, food security, climate change and the environment. ICGEB’s infrastructure and innovative programs are far-reaching and provide world-class education, capacity enhancement, technology transfer, and the promotion of international scientific collaboration and diplomacy.