BIRAC Announces Call for Proposals to Support Indian Start-Ups and SME’s

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has announced a call for proposals under BIPP.

The Foundation is 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Single or consortia of Indian Company – Small, Medium or Large. 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). The proposals can be submitted:
    • Solely by an Indian Company.
    • Jointly by an Indian Company and National R&D Organizations and Institutions.
    • By a group of Indian Companies along with National Research Organizations etc.
  • The applicant Company should either :-
    • Have adequate in-house facility to address the project implementation(which shall be evaluated during the site visit).
    • Incubation with any of the recognized Incubation Facility.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: India

For more information, please visit http://www.birac.nic.in/cfp_view.php?id=65&scheme_type=1

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