Karnataka - has been a cradle of biotech innovation that is not surprising given the robust ecoystem that consists of leading Academic Institutes like IISc, NCBS, InStem, University of Agric. Sciences, biotech companies like Biocon, Aurigene, Stempeutics, Richcore, CROs like Bioneeds, Kemwell and Syngene International coexisting with hundreds of innovative startups. The State Government of Karnataka has been instrumental in supporting the ecosystem with its policies and grants to allow companies to flourish. Bangalore is also the IT hub of India with many leading MNCs locating their International Development centers here. Several incubators nuture innovative start-ups with incubation space and access to high end facilities.