BioNEST was launched by BIRAC with a vision that focused on fostering the biotech innovation ecosystem in the country. Unlike start ups in the IT sector, enterprising ideas in the biotech sector need incubation support of a different kind where they need a landing space to test their ideas, run their operations, have access to high end instrumentations and locate in a place where they connect with other start ups and mentors. BioNEST program provides support to establish bio-incubators either as a standalone entity or as a part of the academia. Through BioNEST, BIRAC has supported 31 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 337049 sq. ft. for budding entrepreneurs.

BIRAC under BioNEST scheme:

- Provides incubation space to Start-ups and Entrepreneurs.

- Connects industry and academia and enable interactions for efficient exchange of knowledge as well as facilitate technical and business mentorship.

- Provides enabling services and required mentorship for IP and Technology management, Legal and Contract, Resource mobilization and Networking platform.

- Establishes an efficient governance model.

S.No. List of Bio-incubators Incubation Space (in sq. ft)
1 C-CAMP, Bangalore 16500
2 Hyderabad University, Hyderabad 10000
3 VIT-TBI, Vellore 6000
4 BioNcube ICRISAT, Hyderabad 24000
5 ZTM-BPD, IARI 5000
6 BITS BIRAC BioNEST, BITS Pilani, Goa 3000
7 Biotechnology Business Incubation (BBIF),FIIT, IIT Delhi 3550
8 MedTech Incubation (MTI) - HTIC, Chennai 20250
9 IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad 10013
10 B. V. PATEL PERD Centre 3627
11 IIIT Hyderabad 8000
12 SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur 10500
13 Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Venture Center, NCL , Pune 10900
14 IITM Bioincubator, Chennai 10000
15 Savli Technology and Business Incubator(STBI), Savli, Vadodara 15000
16 RCB, Faridabad 5200
17 Ahmedabad University Gujarat 9000
18 KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI)Bhuwneswer 26000
19 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 5000
20 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Bangalore 5000
21 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendar Nragar, Hyderabad 10500
22 Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Mumbai 4500
23 IKP-EDEN Bangalore 6572
24 Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh 10000
25 SRISTI Innovation, Ahmedabad Gujrat 13550
26 IIHR, Bangalore 6000
27 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 6170
28 Society for Bio-Technology Incubation Center (SBTIC), Hyderabad 34667
29 RiiDL (Research Innovation Incubation Design laboratory Foundation), Somaiya Vidyavihar 8550
30 Hyderabad Eye Institute, 10000
31 Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) 20000