Victorian Minister for Innovation Louise Asher has officially opened a new nano-biotechnology research centre in India.


The TERI-Deakin University Nano-Biotechnology Research Centre is a joint venture between The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) and Deakin University.


Ms Asher joined Nobel Laureate and TERI Director Dr R. K. Pachauri to inaugurate the New Delhi facility as part of her engagements during the Victorian Government's Super Trade Mission to India.


Ms Asher said the Centre would address issues including food security in changing climates, environmental remediation using natural products, better health through novel molecules and better life quality in developing communities.


"The knowledge and expertise this impressive TERI-Deakin facility will attract has the ability to deliver life-long and life-changing benefits to many deserving communities," Ms Asher said.