Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies.
The scheme enables technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea.
• BIG is for high level of innovation in the Biotechnology sector. BIG does not support basic research projects.
•BIG scheme supports only up-to Proof-of-Concept stage.
•Grant-in-Aid up-to Rs 50 lakh.
•Grant period is 18 months.
•Mentoring support and Project Monitoring by BIG Partner.
BIRAC invites proposals from
Biotechnology start-ups / entrepreneurs
• Having a registered company incorporated on/after 1st July, 2012.
Academicians, Scientists, Researchers, PhDs, Medical degree holders, Biomedical Engg. Graduates
• Incubating in a Technology Business Incubator.
Who have innovative technology idea with considerable potential for impact/ commercialization.
Only Online submission of proposal is allowed under BIG scheme. Register on BIRAC website under “BIG User” for submission of proposal. User registrations open round the clock. Prior recipient of BIG grant are ineligible. For further details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs and registration log on to www.birac.nic.in.
Proposal Submission Starts
Proposal Submission Closes (midnight of)
1st July 2015
14th Aug 2015
For any queries, please contact:
Mr. Rajneesh Kumar
Manager, IP & TM, BIRAC
Announcement Date: 01-07-2015
Last Submission Date: 14-08-2015 12:00 AM