Call For Proposal

BIRAC Announces Call for Proposals in the area of Medical Devices and Diagnostics and MedTech facility 15th Nov, 2018 - 30th Dec, 2018

Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission For Accelerating Discovery Research To Early Development For Biopharmaceuticals - “Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation”, also referred to as National Biopharma Mission (NBM). Funding agency Department of Biotechnology (DBT) (Program co-funded by World Bank loan). Implementing agency Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). Background 1 Towards strengthening the emerging biotechnology enterprise in India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology has initiated the Mission Program entitled “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals - Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation” (“Program”). Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) setup by DBT is the Implementing Agency of i3 Program (Program co-funded by World Bank loan). The vision of the Program is to enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics to a level that will be globally competitive over the next decade. 

The vision of the Program is to enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics to a level that will be globally
competitive over the next decade.


This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to seek applications for the following:
1. Medical Devices and Diagnostics
Applications are invited for development of medical devices/ diagnostics technologies/products and core technologies.


2. MedTech facility:
Applications are invited to set up facilities to address the needs of medical device developers for testing/ verification/ rapid prototyping/ pilot batch production of medical devices.

The proposals can be submitted:
i. Solely by Indian Company / LLP / Non-profit organizations / Society/Trusts/Foundation/ Associations/ Government entities/ Institutes/ R&D Organizations/Bioincubator/ Industrial Zones which is a legal entity OR

ii. Jointly by Non-profit organizations / Society/Trusts/ Foundation/ Associations/Government entities/ Institutes/ R&D Organizations/ Bioincubator OR


iii. Jointly by an Indian Company and Non-profit organizations/ Government entities/Institutes/ R&D Organizations / Bioincubator


Criteria Particulars for the Proponent entities

Indian companies
An Indian Company is defined as one which is registered under the Indian Companies Act, 2013 and minimum 51% of the shares of the Company should be held by Indian Citizens holding Indian passport [Indian Citizens do not include Person of Indian
Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) holders].

Non-profit organizations/ Government entities/ Institutes/ R&D Organizations
This will include Academic Research Institutes, Universities, Research Foundation, Medical Colleges and Institutes – both public and private who are valid legal entities such as Trust, Society or established under central or state statute.

Incubation centres
Incubation centres registered as a legal entity and recognised under different ministries of the Govt. of India and having SIRO certification/ DSIR registration.


Relevant documents for submission in the application:

1. Applicant being an Indian academic scientist and researchers:-
a. Copy of passport (from academic scientists & researchers) or self-declaration of
b. citizenship attested by a gazetted officer.
c. Either incubation agreement; or letter of intent in favour of applicant, issued by
Incubation centre (which states that the incubation centre is willing to give facilities to
applicant for the project applied for).


2. Companies:-
a. Incorporation certificate.
b. Share holding pattern as per BIRAC format
c. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any; or Incubation agreement.
d. Audited financial details of last three financial years (i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17),
if applicable.
e. Copy of passports of the shareholders (in support of 51% eligibility criteria) or selfdeclaration
of citizenship attested by a gazetted officer.
National Biopharma Mission: RFP for Medical Devices & Diagnostics and MedTech facility


3. Limited Liability Partnership:-
a. Incorporation/Registration certificate.
b. Partnership deed; or list of subscribers which states that minimum half of the partners are
Indian citizens.
c. Copy of passports of Indian partners/subscribers or self-declaration of citizenship
attested by a gazetted officer.
d. Research mandate/ details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any/ Incubation
agreement.
e. Audited financial details of last three financial years (i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17), if
applicable.


4. Indian institution/ universities/ public research organization:-
a. Affiliation/registration certificate or statute reference for establishment.
b. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any/ Incubation agreement.
c. If the institution/public research organization are registered under/as Society or Trust,
then they have to submit the documents as mentioned in the case of Society/Trust.

5. Society/ Trust/ NGO/ Foundation/ Association:-
a. Society
i. Society registration certificate.
ii. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any / Incubation agreement.
iii. CA certificate (supporting the fact that half of the members of the society are Indian
citizens)
b. Trust
i. Trust deed.
ii. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any / Incubation agreement.
iii. CA certificate (supporting the fact that half of the members of the trustees are Indian
citizens)
c. NGO/ Foundation/ Association
i. Registration details/certificate.
ii. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any / Incubation agreement.
iii. If the NGO/Foundation/Association are registered under/as Society or Trust, then they
have to submit the documents as mentioned in the case of Society/Trust

 

Proposals are required to be submitted online only. For submission of proposals, applicants need to register with BIRAC through “User Registration”. Additional information on user registration and proposal submission are available online at BIRAC website at www.birac.nic.in.

No Hard Copy to be submitted. Proposals submitted online only would be considered.

Last date for Submission :    15th November 2018

Last date for Submission :    30th December 2018

BIRAC will ensure maintenance of strict confidentiality of the proposals as per DBT norms.

For any queries, please contact:

Head – NBM: technical.birac@gov.in

Announcement Date: 15-11-2018
Last Submission Date: 30-12-2018 05:00 PM

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