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 60 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 640349 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.
60 Incubators supported
3315577074 amount committed for BioNEST
640349 sq. ft. Incubation Area supported
684 Incubatees supported
574 Resident Incubatees supported
110 Non Resident Incubatees supported
200 Total Products/Technologies Commercialized
3500 Total Employment generated
250 Total IPs generated
1000 Total Trainings/Workshops conducted
S.No Bio-incubators No. of Incubatees NOT funded under BIRAC Scheme No. of Incubatees funded under various BIRAC Scheme Total Funded Incubatees Incubation Space (Sq. Feet)
1 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 5 2 7 10500
2 Ahmedabad University 11 11 9000
3 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 11000
4 Amal Jyothi Rural Technologies Business Incubator 20000
5 Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone 6 6 25000
6 Association for Bio-inspired Leaders and Entrepreneurs at Sastra TBI 5500
7 Avishkaran-Foundation for Pharma Innovation, NIPER Hyderabad 8000
8 Banaras Hindu University 10000
9 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre 8 7 15 5000
10 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani 8 1 9 3500
11 C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms 1 32 33 16500
12 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 28 28 20000
13 Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council 24 1 25 5000
14 CSIR North East Institute of Science and Technolog 10000
15 CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research 20000
16 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science Research University 15 15 6000
17 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER 15 53 68 10900
18 FITT 4 19 23 3550
19 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 10 2 12 5000
20 GUJARAT STATE BIOTECHNOLOGY MISSION 1 1 15000
21 Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras 17 4 21 20250
22 Hyderabad Eye Institute 1 1 10000
23 IIHR, Bangalore 1 1 6000
24 IIITH-Foundation 13 3 16 8000
25 IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation 10000
26 IIT Kanpur 15 13 28 10500
27 IIT Madras 9 7 16 10000
28 IITJ TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND START-UP CENTER TISC 10000 Sq.Ft.
29 IKP Knowledge Park P Ltd 51 19 70 10013
30 IKP-EDEN, Bangalore 15 16 31 6572
31 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 5000
32 Indigram Labs Foundation 1000
33 Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati 10000
34 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development 10000
35 Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar 10000
36 International Crops Research Institute-ICRISAT 8 1 9 24000
37 KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar 7 64 71 26000
38 Manipal University Technology Business Incubator Society 10000
39 Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 3 3 8000
40 Mizoram Univeristy, Aizawl 4 4 10000
41 NIPER Ahmedabad 5270
42 NIPER-Guwahati 10000
43 NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY 6000 sq.ft.
44 Panjab University, Chandigarh 5 8 13 10000
45 PERD Center, Ahmedabad 3627
46 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 20 1 21 6170
47 Regional Center for Biotechnology 15 5 20 20000
48 RiiDL, Somiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 22 4 26 8550
49 SBTIC, Hyderabad 34667
50 SINE, IIT Bombay 1 20 21 4500
51 SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM 3 3 5000
52 SRI RAMACHANDRA BIRAC-BIONEST BIOINCUBATOR TRUST 15000
53 SRISTI Innovation BIRACs BioNest Project 19 3 22 13550
54 tamilnadu veterinary and animal sciences university - veterinary incubation foundation at TANUVAS 8400
55 TIEDS, IIT Roorkee 1 1 2 5000
56 TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY COUNCIL 10000
57 UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, GKVK, BANGALORE 6130 Sq. Ft.
58 University of Delhi 7700
59 University of Hyderabad 22 22 20000
60 Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) 7 3 10 6000
99999999999999Total390 294 684 640349