Towards strengthening the emerging biotechnology enterprise in India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology has initiated the Mission Program entitled “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals - Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation” (“Program”). Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) setup by DBT is theImplementing Agency of i3 Program (Program co-funded by World Bank loan) through a dedicated Program Management Unit (PMU).
The vision of the Program is to enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals including vaccines, biologics, medical devices and diagnostics to a level that will be globally competitive over the next decade.
This call is to seek applications for development of Biosimilars, Novel Cell Lines and Establishing/ Strengthening facilities for Biopharmaceuticals.
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to seek applications for the following:
A. Biosimilar Product Development
Applications are invited for development of Biosimilars
B. Shared Facilities for Biotherapeutics Development
C. Scientific Research: Novel Cell Line Development (Cell line engineering and Cell line development)
Applications are invited to establish a platform technology for production of Biopharmaceuticals
The proposals can be submitted:
Criteria Particulars for the Proponent entities
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].
This will include Academic Research Institutes, Universities, Research Foundation, Medical Colleges and Institutes – both public and private who are valid legal entities such as Trust, Society or established under central or state statute.
Incubation centres registered as a legal entity and recognised under different ministries of the Govt. of India and having SIRO certification/ DSIR registration.
Relevant documents for submission in the application:
1) Applicant being an Indian academic scientist and researcher:-
3)Limited Liability Partnership:-
4) Indian institution/ universities/ public research organization:-
5) Society/ Trust/ NGO/ Foundation/ Association:-
c. NGO/ Foundation/ Association
i. Registration details/certificate.
ii. Details regarding in-house R&D facility, if any / Incubation agreement.
iii. If the NGO/Foundation/Association are registered under/as Society or Trust, then they have to submit the documents as mentioned in the case of Society/Trust
Proposals are required to be submitted online only. For submission of proposals, applicants need to register with BIRAC through “User Registration”. Additional information on user registration and proposal submission are available online at BIRAC website at www.birac.nic.in.
No Hard Copy to be submitted. Proposals submitted online only would be considered.
BIRAC will ensure maintenance of strict confidentiality of the proposals.
For any queries, please contact:
Head – NBM: firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcement Date: 30-12-2018
Last Submission Date: 15-02-2019 05:00 PM