Pune - popularly known as the Oxford of the East is important for more reasons than its academic & research institutions. It is home to several leading Biotechs. Serum Institute, Praj, Lupin Biotech, Enzene, Gennova represent the best in class in the area of Vaccines, Biosimilars & Bioenergy. Public research institutes NCL, NCCS, IISER, NIV etc. besides providing the scientific depth help immensely in developing researchers in various disciplines. Innovation & Entrepreneurship is actively promoted through centers like the Venture Center that has helped nurture start-ups. Vaccines manufactured in Pune are distributed in hundreds of countries with at least 60-70% children across the globe receiving at least one dose produced here.