The Program Management Unit at BIRAC was set up under an MoU to bring together global funders with national stakeholders to a single platform, with not only the aim of leveraging funding from these bodies to address some of the greatest challenges we face today, but to also promote...
The PMU at BIRAC was created to manage initiatives and projects on behalf of our parent organizations, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, that have the potential to change the lives of millions...
PMU-BIRAC currently works in the areas of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), nutrition, sanitation and hygiene, healthcare, policy analysis, knowledge integration and dissemination, with projects across these disciplines that are funded by our partners. The partnership is also...
The PMU at BIRAC is governed by the decisions of two committees with representatives from the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
the team works with our partners to design, and refine mandates or calls for proposals for programs that are funded by specific partners. These are then launched throughout India, and Letters of Intent (LoIs) are requested form anyone wishing to apply...
The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (DBT) is the designated representative of the India side of the joint partnership.
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs.
The foundation provides financial, technical and operational support in partnership with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, for the Grand Challenges India and Grand Challenges Explorations- India programs. The foundation also directly funds the HBGDki and KnIT programs.
The Wellcome Trust has funded PMU-BIRAC to support a project entitled “Maximising patient Impact through affordable healthcare innovations”.
USAID/India is a supporting partner for the Achieving Healthy Growth through Agriculture and Nutrition program and the All Children Thriving program under Grand Challenges India
Grand Challenges India (GCI) - the flagship program
Grand Challenges Explorations- India (GCE-India)
HBGDki India - a knowledge integration platform
Knowledge Integration and Translational Platform (KnIT)
Wellcome Trust Affordable Healthcare in India and Innovation Awards
Food-based nutritional security for malnourished rural households through capacity building and establishment of nutria-gardens