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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)

Education NewsSmall Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)
Unique features:
Support for discovery, proof-of-concept and early stage innovations, R&D aimed at affordable product development

Aims:

  • To nurture and mentor innovative and emerging technologies/ entrepreneurs, to assist new enterprises to forge appropriate linkages with academia and government
  • To create opportunities for starting new technology-based or knowledge-based businesses by science entrepreneurs
  • To stimulate technological innovations.
  • Financial support is extended as a Grant-in-aid limited to Rs. 50.00 lakhs with a contribution from the Company.

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)
Unique features: An Advanced Technology Scheme for high risk, transformational technology/ process development from proof-of-concept to validation leading to high value product commercialization

Aims:

  • Fulfilling major unmet national needs.
  • New and futuristic technology development for increasing global competitiveness.
  • Novel IP generation.
  • Supporting Start-ups, SMEs and other Biotech companies on cost sharing basis.
  • Financial support is extended as a Grant-in-aid with a matching contribution by the Company.

Who can apply?

  • A single or consortia of Indian company (ies)* – Small, Medium or Large having DSIR** recognized in-house R&D unit(s), alone or in collaboration with a partner from another Company/ Institute/ Organization/ University.
  • The main industry applicant should have DSIR** recognized in-house R&D unit or alternatively, the applicant should be incubated at an Incubation
  • Centre/ Biotech Park which has a valid SIRO/ DSIR Certificate.
  • An Indian Company is defined as one which is registered under “The Indian Companies Act 1956” and in which 51% (or more) of the ownership is held by Indian citizens
  • The Companies should have DSIR certificate. Companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply along with the proof of application for DSIR.
  • However, the final decision on such applications would be subject to their getting DSIR recognition.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.
Last Date: 31-March-2015

For more details, please visit: http://www.birac.nic.in
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