BIRAC is supporting Early Translation Accelerators (ETAs) to focus on catalyzing transformation of young academic discoveries (publications/patents) with possible commercially viable ventures and technologies. The aim of ETA is to add translational component to establish proof-of-concept/ Validation and to attract industry to take these validated technologies further in terms of development and is expected to collaborate with academic investigators, engage industry and to leverage international translation ecosystems. The ETA already established at C-CAMP in the area of healthcare is pursuing its first project on achieving higher production of erythoropoietin and darbepoetin and expected to complete translational work soon.

BIRAC is planning to initiate ETA in the area of Industrial Biotechnology shortly.