Updated on 8 August 2012
BIRAC's call for proposals ends today
With the manate to support and tend start-ups in the biotechnology sector and small and medium enterprises, the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council offers funding opportunities to small organizations involved in innovation in the biotech industry. Here is a 10-minute guide on how to get funded by the Department of Biotechnology.
What is BIRAC?
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a Not-for-Profit Company of Government of India, registered under India Companies Act 1956, as the Department of Biotechnology's interface agency. It serves as a single window for the emerging biotech industries.
What is the BIG Scheme?
BIRAC has initiated the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) in order to support entrepreneurs with an exciting idea that may be in the nascent and planning stage. This scheme is designed to stimulate commercialization of research discoveries by providing very early stage grants for the development and maturation of those discoveries into marketable product or intellectual property (IP). In other words to, to help bridge the gap between discovery and invention.