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 41 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 441862.7 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.
41 Bioincubators
213 Cr amount committed for BioNEST
441862.7 sq. ft. area for Bioincubation
377 Resident Incubatees supported
137 Jobs created under BioNEST
767 Jobs created by the incubatees
367 Products/Technologies in pipeline
600+ mentors pool (Business,IP, regulators etc.)
S.No Bio-incubators No. of Incubatees funded under various BIRAC Scheme No. of Incubatees NOT funded under BIRAC Scheme Total Funded Incubatees Incubation Space (Sq. Feet)
1 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 2 5 7 10500
2 Ahmedabad University 0 11 11 9000
3 Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone 0 7 7 25000
4 B.S.A.R.Crescent Institute of Science and Tech. 0 10 10 5000
5 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre 7 8 15 5000
6 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani 1 5 6 3000
7 C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms 99 1 100 11379
8 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 0 0 0 20000
9 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science Research University 0 15 15 6194.7
10 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER 53 15 68 10900
11 FITT 21 0 21 3550
12 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 1 6 7 5000
13 GUJARAT STATE BIOTECHNOLOGY MISSION 0 0 0 15000
14 Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras 4 14 18 20000
15 Hyderabad Eye Institute 0 0 0 10000
16 IIHR, Bangalore 1 0 1 6000
17 IIT Kanpur 13 15 28 3500
18 IIT Madras 7 8 15 10000
19 IKP Knowledge Park P Ltd 0 0 0 10013
20 IKP-EDEN, Bangalore 16 12 28 6762
21 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 0 0 0 5000
22 Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati 0 0 0 10000
23 International Crops Research Institute-ICRISAT 1 3 4 24000
24 International Institute of Information Technology IIITH 3 10 13 8000
25 KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar 53 7 60 26000
26 Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 3 0 3 8000
27 Mizoram Univeristy, Aizawl 1 0 1 10000
28 NIPER-Guwahati 1 0 1 10000
29 Panjab University, Chandigarh 8 5 13 12500
30 PERD Center, Ahmedabad 0 0 0 3627
31 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 1 13 14 6170
32 Regional Center for Biotechnology 3 6 9 20000
33 RiiDL, Somiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 1 21 22 8550
34 SASTRA Deemed University 0 0 0 5500
35 SBTIC, Hyderabad 0 0 0 34667
36 SINE, IIT Bombay 20 1 21 4500
37 SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM 0 0 0 5000
38 SRISTI Innovations, Ahmedabad 2 17 19 13550
39 TIEDS, IIT Roorkee 0 1 1 5000
40 University of Hyderabad 0 18 18 20000
41 Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) 1 8 9 6000
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