Call For Proposal

BIRAC announces 8th Call for Proposals under SPARSH 26th Jan, 2019 - 11th March, 2019

SPARSH (Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health) is the Social Innovation Programme of BIRAC aimed at promoting the development of innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems through biotechnological approaches. Since its inception, the program has been investing in high impact ideas and innovations that could address unmet needs and challenges that are neglected.

Objectives of the Program

1. To identify and provide support to cutting edge innovations towards affordable product development that can bring significant social impact and address challenges of inclusive growth.

2. To provide support in form of impact funding of biotech product innovations (with social goals) that can be scaled. Under the Scheme funding is provided to support innovations towards affordable product development that can bring significant social impact and address challenges of inclusive growth.

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  • Waste to value
  • Livestock health and Improvement
  • New and improved agricultural tools
  • Reducing post-harvest losses
  • Combating environmental pollution

  • Companies/Start-ups/Limited Liability Partnerships - LLP (with minimum 51% Indian ownership) are eligible to apply either alone, or in collaboration with another Company/Academic Institution ​

 

  • Academic Institute, University, NGO, or Research Foundation, having proper registration/ accreditation from a government body are eligible to apply with one or more partners of which at least one is a Company​

Proposals are required to be submitted online only. For scheme details and submission of proposal, please log on to BIRAC website (www.birac.nic.in).

Last date for Submission of Proposals : 11th March, 2019

For queries, please contact :

Head – Investment : investment.birac@gov.in or Senior Manager : sparsh.birac@nic.in

Announcement Date: 26-01-2019
Last Submission Date: 11-03-2019

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