BioNEST

Bio-NEST 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. Bio-NEST program provides support to establish bio-incubators either as a standalone entity or as a part of the academia. Through Bio-NEST, BIRAC has supported 41 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 391849 sq. ft. for budding entrepreneurs.


Bio-NEST 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.
41Bioincubators
213 Cr amount committed for BioNEST
391849 sq. ft. area for Bioincubation
1,60,000 sq. ft. equipped with High end instrumentation
377 Resident Incubatees supported
137 Jobs created under BioNEST
767 Jobs created by the incubatees
367 Products/Technologies in pipeline
600+ mentors pool (Business,IP, regulators etc.)
S.No. List of Bio-incubators Incubation Space (in sq. ft) Total No. of Incubatees supported No. of Incubatees funded under various BIRAC Scheme No. of Incubatees NOT funded under BIRAC Scheme
1 Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Venture Center, NCL , Pune 10900 52 42 10
2 IKP-EDEN Bangalore 6572 28 17 11
3 SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur 10500 21 2 19
4 Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Mumbai 4500 20 10 10
5 C-CAMP, Bangalore 16500 20 18 2
6 RiiDL (Research Innovation Incubation Design laboratory Foundation), Somaiya Vidyavihar 8550 18 0 18
7 Hyderabad University, Hyderabad 10000 17 3 14
8 MedTech Incubation (MTI) - HTIC, Chennai 20250 17 4 13
9 IITM Bioincubator, Chennai 10000 16 5 11
10 Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh 10000 15 8 7
11 IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad 10013 14 4 10
12 Savli Technology and Business Incubator(STBI), Savli, Vadodara 15000 11 1 10
13 Society for Bio-Technology Incubation Center (SBTIC), Hyderabad 34667 11 0 11
14 SRISTI Innovation, Ahmedabad Gujrat 13550 10 0 10
15 RCB, Faridabad 20000 9 1 8
16 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 20000 8 0 8
17 IIIT Hyderabad 8000 8 0 8
18 Ahmedabad University Gujarat 9000 7 1 6
19 IIHR, Bangalore 6000 7 0 7
20 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 5000 6 1 5
21 B. V. PATEL PERD Centre 3627 6 1 5
22 Hyderabad Eye Institute, 10000 5 4 1
23 Biotechnology Business Incubation (BBIF),FITT, IIT Delhi 3550 5 4 1
24 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 6170 4 1 3
25 BITS BIRAC BioNEST, BITS Pilani, Goa 3000 4 1 3
26 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendar Nragar, Hyderabad 10500 3 0 3
27 VIT-TBI, Vellore 6000 3 0 3
28 BioNcube ICRISAT, Hyderabad 24000 1 1 0
29 SPMVV Society For Innovation Incubation Entrprenuership 5000 0 0 0
30 Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society TIEDS 5000 0 0 0
31 Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone 25000 0 0 0
32 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology 5000 0 0 0
33 ZTM-BPD, IARI 5000 0 0 0
34 KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI)Bhuwneswer 26000 39 34 5
35 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Bangalore 5000 0 0 0

Data as on 31st August 2018