Nilesh Dagia, COO, o2h discovery, wins the International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL) Go Beyond Award for his commitment to designing energy efficient labs

Colorado, USA, November 13 2019: We are absolutely delighted to announce that Nilesh Dagia, COO, o2h discovery, has won the Go Beyond Award in the Individual category at the 2019 I2SL Annual Conference. The Go Beyond award goes to the individual that demonstrated a commitment to advancing both science and sustainability, and their efforts to contribute to the overall goal of more efficient laboratories across the world.

Nilesh won the award for leading the design and execution of energy-efficient and environmentally responsible labs for o2h discovery in India. The Go Beyond Awards is a unique awards program honoring organizations, individuals, products and projects that are advancing sustainable, high-performance facilities.

On receiving the award, Nilesh Dagia said “I am thrilled and honored to have received the award from I2SL. A big thank you to my colleagues at o2h discovery as well as the entire design team for our upcoming state-of-the-art Shirish Research Center in India. It is important for us to put the latest thinking in sustainability into practice. We, at o2h discovery, continually work at analysing and reducing our carbon footprint and we have now set a goal to become carbon neutral. As a first step we shall plant 10,000 new trees.”

o2h Group has visualised a home in the form of two iconic state-of-the-art research parks bridging India and Europe, and firmly taking a place alongside some of the most exciting innovation cultures and communities from around the world. The first of these research parks is being built on the recently acquired 2.76 acre heritage Hauxton Mill site in the UK, with plans to develop it into The Mill SciTech Park to create one of the region’s most exciting community of entrepreneurs in life-science, technology and social enterprise.

The second site is the Shirish Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India, a new purpose built research park, adjacent to the current o2h discovery site. The co-founders of the o2h Group, Sunil and Prashant Shah wanted to create a truly inspiring home for research in India.

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About I2SL

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the design, engineering, and use of sustainable laboratories and other high-technology facilities worldwide. Through worldwide partnerships and the exchange of technical information, I2SL encourages the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace of science, medicine, research, and development in an ever-changing and dynamic environment

The International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) is devoted to the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation. Each year, the I2SL Annual Conference highlights recent advancements in laboratory efficiency and performance, providing the laboratory and high-performance facility community with a unique forum for information exchange and education

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About o2h Discovery

Founded in 2005, o2h discovery has an integrated drug discovery platform operating from our research center in India and The Mill SciTech Park, Cambridge, UK. We have the in-house capability to execute hit-lead-optimization programs leading into patent and IND filing from our biotechnology incubator with expertise in discovery chemistry, biology, pharmacology and the on-going project management of pre-clinical development.

o2h Discovery has developed and launched its proprietary application AI-Chemistry in the CloudTM which is the world’s first app to revolutionize the project management of external drug discovery programs. The app also enables communication between various scientific stakeholders essential for successful project advancement – leading to faster decision making.

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