Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking, of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has been set up to nurture the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem, support Start-ups and SME’s for innovation research and promote affordable product development through public-private partnership
An Advanced Technology Scheme for high risk,transformational technology/ process development from proof-of-concept to validation leading to high value product commercialization
• Support new and futuristic technology development with major social bearing but uncertain market driven demand
• Support start-ups, SME’s and other Biotech companies on cost sharing basis
A)Single or consortia of Indian Company (ies) - Small, Medium or Large.An Indian Company is definedas 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 proposals can be submitted:
•Solely by an Indian Company; 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.
B)The applicant Company should either :-
i) Have adequate in-house facility to address the project implementation(which shall be evaluated during the site visit) or
ii)Incubation with any of the recognized Incubation Facility.
Proposals for the Scheme is required to be submitted online only. To submit a proposal online, please log on to the BIRAC website (www.birac.nic.in).
No Hard Copy to be submitted. Proposals submitted online only would be considered.
Last date for Submission of Proposals : 31st March 2019
Details of the scheme including eligibility requirements, categories for proposal submission; guidelines for support as grant agreement templates etc. are available at www.birac.nic.in
Announcement Date: 15-02-2019
Last Submission Date: 31-03-2019