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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council BIG Scheme 2015

Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme 2015

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.

Key Features of the Programme:

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.

How to Apply:

Only Online submission of proposal is allowed under BIG scheme.

Register on BIRAC website: Under “BIG User” for submission of proposal

User registrations open round the clock. Prior recipient of BIG grant are ineligible.

Important Dates:

Proposal Submission starts forms: 1st January, 2015

Proposal Submission Closes: 15th February, 2015

For any queries, please contact:

Kriti Taneja

Entrepreneurship Development Manager

Email: [email protected]

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