Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
The Government approved launching of a new scheme on Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Public Sector Section 25 “Not-for-Profit Company” of Government of India, registered under India Companies Act 1956, has been set up as Department of Biotechnology’s interface agency, which serves as a single window for the emerging biotech industries. It was incorporated on 20th March, 2012. BIRAC is guided by an Independent Board of Directors comprising senior professionals, academicians, policy makers and industrialists. BIRAC has been set up with a vision to stimulate, foster and enhance the strategic research and innovation capabilities of the Indian biotech industry particularly SME’s, to make India globally competitive in biotech innovation and entrepreneurship and to create affordable products and services addressing the needs of the largest section of society.
BIRAC has been set up as a separate body for supporting product innovation and providing required infrastructure and services at different stages of the value chain for promoting innovation and product development.
It functions as the Government’s, inter-phase agency for supporting industry –academia interaction, which will service as a single window for the emerging biotech industry through which they can acquire knowledge, access world class R&D infrastructure, access rate limiting serious technologies and seek technical problem solving help and regulatory advice.
It provides funding/investment for:
Discovery, Proof-of-Concept, Early and late stage innovative research and validation and scale up, Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) http://www.birac.nic.in/desc.php?id=21
Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)http://www.birac.nic.in/programmes.php?prg=bipp and Ignition grant (BIG) http://www.birac.nic.in/programmes.php?prg=big
Contract Research Scheme (CRS) http://www.birac.nic.in/programmes.php?prg=crs
Technology transfer and acquisition in national priority areas
Technology development – incubators
It also provides support services such as IP facilitation, legal and contracts, regulatory and Clinical trial facilitation; mentoring and capacity building.
Fostering innovation in the biotech enterprise requires special emphasis on empowerment of researchers, start-ups and SME’s, for which BIRAC's strategies are:
Foster innovation and entrepreneurship in all places of research
Promote affordable innovation in key social sectors
Higher focus on start ups & small and medium enterprises
Contribute through partners for capability enhancement
Encourage diffusion of innovation through partners
Enable commercialization of discovery
Ensure global competitiveness of Indian enterprises.
For details, please visit BIRAC website http://www.birac.nic.in/
Call for Proposals
Call for proposals under BIPP (28th Batch)
Regular Call for Proposals (27th Batch) Under Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)(15th February–31st March 2013)
Special Call for Proposals for Industrial Biotechnology and Industry Partnership Programme(BIPP)(01st-28th February,2013)
Call for Proposals under BIPP opens on 15th October 2012
Special Call for Proposals on Priority Agriculture and Secondary Agriculture Areas
Regular Call for Proposals (23rd Batch)
Call For Biotechnology Ignition Grant(BIG)
Call for Affordable Health Care Technologies and Products Under Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) , Last Date: 30th June, 2012
Call for Proposal for Indian Biotechnology companies under Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) , Last Date: 31st March, 2012
Special Call for Proposals Contract Research and Services Scheme (CRS) Under BIPP/BIRAP
Guidelines Last Date : 29th February, 2012
Special Call for Proposals Agriculture Areas and Secondary Agriculture Under BIPP/BIRAP Last Date : 26th December, 2011
Special Call for Proposals Industrial Scale-UP Under BIPP/BIRAP Last Date : 26th December, 2011
Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)
An Advanced Futuristic Technology Programme (ATS) to support Discovery and Innovation in Industry
The Government approved launching of a new scheme on Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) - An Advanced Technology Scheme (ATS), envisaged as a government partnership programme with industries for support on cost sharing basis for high risk discovery and innovation, accelerated technology development specially for futuristic areas.
This new scheme will be one of the most enabling mechanisms to promote biotech industry R&D and public private partnership programmes. The scheme provides for a government contribution of 30-50% to the industry for discovery linked innovation. Under this advanced technology scheme, support would be provided only for futuristic areas, transformational technology and product development for public good.
Grant in aid support would also be provided for evaluation and validation of biotechnology products that are based on indigenous discovery and innovation. The scheme will support major research facilities and platform technology centers as core facilities that are readily accessible to SME’s and public sector scientists.
Proformas for Project Submission
Parameters for Evaluation
Other Documents to be submitted by Company for funding