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India’s Agam Khare Joins Scientific Advisory Council for Tata Transformation Prize run by New York Academy of Sciences, Tata Sons

Agam Khare, the Founder, and CEO of 'Absolute', a bioscience company working in the sector of sustainable agriculture, has added another feather to his hat and made the country proud of his work. He has been invited to join the Scientific Advisory Council of the Tata Transformation Prize run by the renowned New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and Tata Sons.

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The Founder and CEO of Absolute, Agam Khare, joins Scientific Advisory Council for Tata Transformation Prize run by New York Academy of Sciences, Tata Sons
The Founder and CEO of Absolute, Agam Khare, joins Scientific Advisory Council for Tata Transformation Prize run by New York Academy of Sciences, Tata Sons

The renowned New York Academy of Sciences, NYAS’ Scientific Advisory Council of the Tata Transformation Prize which is also run by Tata Sons has chosen Agam Khare, the Founder and CEO of 'Absolute', a bioscience company, to join the coveted council.

A handful of selected gems from all across the world manage to make it to the jury list of the Tata Transformation Prize. The New York Academy of Sciences has been enhancing scientific cognition through the progression of scientific investigation and understanding, bolstering scientific literacy, and advocating science-driven resolutions for global challenges. The who’s who from the world of science have been associated with the New York Academy of Sciences in the past, including Louis Pasteur, Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla.

Tata Transformation Prize has been introduced to the world when everyone is heading towards bio-abled solutions. India's bio-economy is booming and expected to reach $270-300 Bn by 2030. The prize aims to leverage the immense potential of Indian scientists to tackle pressing issues in three areas— Food Security, Sustainability, and Healthcare—and generate improved quality-of-life outcomes in India and Globally.

Professor Nicholas Dirks, the President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences, said, “This prize is focused not only on science but also on innovative discoveries that put science to work for the betterment of society, to solving major global challenges in three core areas - food, healthcare, and sustainability.”

Commenting on the occasion, Agam Khare, Founder and CEO of Absolute said, “I am grateful to both New York Academy of Sciences & Tata Sons for creating the Tata Transformation Prize. Our world needs such initiatives to advance scientific developments to solve some of the grandest challenges humanity faces today. I look forward to contributing to the council and advancing our shared mission.”

Agam started the 'Absolute' in 2015 with a similar mission of creating a shared future where people and the planet win as one, driven by rapid scientific advancements.

The idea of the 'Absolute' is inspired by the 11th President of India and the renowned scientist, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, to experience the next big revolution in order to solve some of the biggest challenges faced by humanity.

Today, ‘Absolute’ is evolving fast into a generation-defining bioscience company leveraging billions of years of nature's evolutionary intelligence to reimagine what's possible across BioAgriculture, Biomaterial & Healthcare.

About Agam Khare

Agam Khare, the Founder and CEO of Absolute, a pathbreaking Bioscience company reimagining what's possible across sustainable agriculture, and extending to Biomaterials and Biocare. Absolute is powered by cutting-edge research at Xenesis Institute, an R&D wing. Xenesis is building remarkable platforms and solutions using biological data captured in its Nature Intelligence PlatformTM – an all-encompassing approach to discovering powerful biomolecules, enzymes, and microorganisms in nature.

Prior to Absolute, Agam ran India's leading Industrial Robotics & Factory Automation company working across various sectors - Food & Beverage, Pharma, Auto, Oil & Gas, Steel & Cement.

He also got an opportunity to work on building moonshot innovations to solve major world problems with the world-renowned scientist, and the 11th President of India, the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, between 2010 and 2012.

Agam also advises the Chairman & CXOs of several billion-dollar legacy companies worldwide in business transformation. He is a part of YIPP, Young India Philanthropic Pledge, where he has pledged 25% of his wealth towards humanitarian causes.

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