BIRAC Announces 6th Call for Proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme.
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies.
The scheme enables technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea.
Scope & Support
BIG is for high level of innovation in the Biotechnology sector. BIG does not support basic research projects.
BIG scheme supports only up-to Proof-of-Concept stage.
Grant-in-Aid up-to Rs 50 lakh
Grant period is 18 months
Mentoring support and Project Monitoring by BIG Partner
BIRAC invites proposals from
Biotechnology start-ups / entrepreneurs & having a registered company incorporated on/after 1st Jan 2012.
Academicians, Scientists, Researchers, PhDs, Medical degree holders, Biomedical Engg. Graduates & Incubating in a Technology Business Incubator
Who have innovative technology idea with considerable potential for impact/commercialization.
Only Online submission of proposal is allowed under BIG scheme.
Register on BIRAC website: www.birac.nic.in. Under “BIG User” for submission of proposal
User registrations open round the clock. Prior recipient of BIG grant are ineligible.
Proposal Submission starts forms: 1st January, 2015
Proposal Submission Closes: 15th February, 2015
For any queries, please contact:
Entrepreneurship Development Manager
Email: [email protected]
Or visit website: www.birac.nic.in