Invitation for expression of interest (EoI) to Enable Access to Infrastructure and Resources [Bio foundries] for Bio-manufacturing

Advances in synthetic and engineering biology powered by Artificial Intelligence systems offer transformative tools to engineer biological systems to produce an array of industrially important products following climate resilient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing pathways. Recognizing the potential of Biomanufacturing to power green growth, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India has undertaken an initiative on Fostering High Performance Biomanufacturing.

Against this backdrop, DBT and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a PSU under the aegis of DBT, jointly invite EoI from industries/ academics/ scientific institutions and scientific agencies to set up biomanufacturing hubs.

The partnership is envisaged in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with financial co-sharing to co-create integrated infrastructure including automation, workflows, processes, scale up facilities and related resources for access by start-ups and research communities engaged in biomanufacturing.

Proposed facilities will support process innovation for rapid design and testing of organisms and scale-up engineering  to accelerate biomanufacturing processes in the sectoral areas including but not limited to: functional foods and smart proteins, bio-based chemicals and enzymes, precision bio therapeutics, climate change and resilient agriculture, carbon capture and utilization, futuristic marine and space research. 

A brief concept note may be submitted separately under the following categories to create bio foundries:

* Using existing facilities

* Augmenting existing facilities

* Setting up new facilities

The concept note should highlight the points including:



    Available Facilities and resources


    Biological systems and processes


    Product Portfolios 


    Demonstrated experience of setting up such facilities and enabling access to start-ups


    Modalities of engagement and business model to sustain the proposed facility


    Resource commitments


     Any other relevant points


Last Date for Submission - 10th October, 2023 05:30 PM

For any related queries kindly write down on below email address:

Dr. Prachi Kaushik

Manager Investment