BioNEST

Bio-NEST was launched by BIRAC with a vision that focused on fostering the biotech innovation ecosystem in the country. Unlike start ups in the IT sector, enterprising ideas in the biotech sector need incubation support of a different kind where they need a landing space to test their ideas, run their operations, have access to high end instrumentations and locate in a place where they connect with other start ups and mentors. Bio-NEST program provides support to establish bio-incubators either as a standalone entity or as a part of the academia. Through Bio-NEST, BIRAC has supported 35 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 391849 sq. ft. for budding entrepreneurs.


Bio-NEST scheme


Provides incubation space to Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.
Connects industry and academia and enable interactions for efficient exchange of knowledge as well as facilitate technical and business mentorship.
Provides enabling services and required mentorship for IP and Technology management, Legal and Contract, Resource mobilization and Networking platform.
Establishes an efficient governance model.
31 Bioincubators
213 Cr amount committed for BioNEST
3,37,000 sq. ft. area for Bioincubation
1,60,000 sq. ft. equipped with High end instrumentation
355 Incubatees supported
137 Jobs created under BioNEST
767 Jobs created by the incubatees
367 Products/Technologies in pipeline
600+ mentors pool (Business,IP, regulators etc.)
S.No. List of Bio-incubators Incubation Space (in sq. ft) Total No. of Incubatees supported No. of Incubatees funded under various BIRAC Scheme
1 C-CAMP, Bangalore 16500 19 17
2 Hyderabad University, Hyderabad 10000 0 0
3 VIT-TBI, Vellore 6000 3 0
4 BioNcube ICRISAT, Hyderabad 24000 0 0
5 ZTM-BPD, IARI 5000 0 0
6 BITS BIRAC BioNEST, BITS Pilani, Goa 3000 0 0
7 Biotechnology Business Incubation (BBIF),FITT, IIT Delhi 3550 5 4
8 MedTech Incubation (MTI) - HTIC, Chennai 20250 10 4
9 IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad 10013 10 2
10 B. V. PATEL PERD Centre 3627 0 0
11 IIIT Hyderabad 8000 3 0
12 SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur 10500 6 1
13 Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Venture Center, NCL , Pune 10900 56 41
14 IITM Bioincubator, Chennai 10000 6 3
15 Savli Technology and Business Incubator(STBI), Savli, Vadodara 15000 11 1
16 RCB, Faridabad 20000 0 0
17 Ahmedabad University Gujarat 9000 7 0
18 KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI)Bhuwneswer 26000 29 25
19 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 5000 5 1
20 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Bangalore 5000 0 0
21 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendar Nragar, Hyderabad 10500 5 2
22 Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Mumbai 4500 14 8
23 IKP-EDEN Bangalore 6572 14 1
24 Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh 10000 7 2
25 SRISTI Innovation, Ahmedabad Gujrat 13550 1 1
26 IIHR, Bangalore 6000 1 0
27 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 6170 3 1
28 Society for Bio-Technology Incubation Center (SBTIC), Hyderabad 34667 12 0
29 RiiDL (Research Innovation Incubation Design laboratory Foundation), Somaiya Vidyavihar 8550 8 0
30 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology 5000 0 0
31 Hyderabad Eye Institute, 10000 0 0
32 SPMVV Society For Innovation Incubation Entrprenuership 5000 0 0
33 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 20000 0 0
34 Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone 25000 0 0
35 Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society TIEDS 5000 0 0

Data as on 31st August 2018