Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) is a government partnership with Industries for support on a cost sharing basis for path-breaking research in frontier futuristic technology areas having major economic potential and making the Indian industry globally competitive. It is focused on IP creation with ownership retained by Indian industry and wherever relevant, by collaborating scientists.
BIPP supports the development of appropriate technologies in the context of recognized national priorities in the area of agriculture, health, bio-energy, green manufacturing, when the scale of the problem has serious consequences for social and economic development. BIPP is an Advanced Technology Scheme only for high risk, transformational technology/ process development. It is for high risk futuristic technologies and mainly for viability gap funding. The uniqueness of this scheme is that it is for "Break through research" which enables product and process development and is patentable, with IP ownership rights resting with industry.
Features of BIPP
- Support for high risk, accelerated technology development especially in futuristic technologies.
- Support for very high risk, nationally and socially relevant areas, with no assured market. This would be more of translational research in such cases. It is envisaged that public institutes would be useful partners, so that the basic R&D leads can be translated to product development by the industry.
- Provides for product evaluation and validation through support for limited and large scale field trial for agriculture products and clinical trials (Phase I, II, III) for health care products.
- Supporting research project for novel IP generation.
Who can apply?
The proposals can be submitted:
- Solely by an Indian Company* (Small, Medium or Large having DSIR** recognized in-house R&D unit) or
- Jointly by an Indian Company and National R&D Organizations and Institutions; or
- By a group of Indian Companies along with National Research Organizations etc.
* 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
** The companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply along with the proof of application to DSIR. However, the final decision on such applications would be subject to their getting DSIR recognition
Call for proposals
There are three call for proposals in a year :
- 15th February – 31st March
- 15th June – 31st July
- 15th October – 30th November
1 - BIPP - Complete Scheme Document
2 - BIPP - Operational Mechanism
3 - BIPP User Guide
4 - Proformas for Project Submission
5 - Guidelines for disbursement of funds
6 - Parameters for Evaluation
7 - Other Documents to be submitted by Company for funding