The Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) was launched on 5th December, 2008. BIPP is a government partnership with Industries for support on a cost sharing basis for path-breaking research in frontier futuristic technology areas having major economic potential and making the Indian industry globally competitive. It is focused on IP creation with ownership retained by Indian industry and wherever relevant, by collaborating scientists.
BIPP supports the development of appropriate technologies in the context of recognized national priorities. Proposals are invited under 7 broad themes: a.) Drugs including drug Delivery, b.) Vaccines and clinical trials, c.) Biosimilars & stem cells, d.) Devices & Diagnostics, e.) Agriculture, f.) Industrial Biotechnology including Secondary Agriculture and g.) Bioinformatics & facilities that virtually cover every aspect of Biotechnology. BIPP is an Advanced Technology Scheme only for high risk, transformational technology/ process development. It is for high risk futuristic technologies and mainly for viability gap funding. The uniqueness of this scheme is that it is for "Break through research" which enables product and process development and is patentable, with IP ownership rights resting with industry.
Features of BIPP
BIPP Categories for Support:
BIPP covers four broad categories (I, II, III & IV) as described below:
Category I: Areas with major social relevance but uncertain market driven demand
Category II: High risk, discovery and innovation research with relevance for making India globally competitive
Category III A: Evaluation & validation of already existing products of high national importance promoting local innovation (Clinical Trials)
Category III B: Evaluation & validation of already existing products of high national importance promoting local innovation (Agriculture Field Trials)
Category IV: Shared cost major facilities, critical for enabling innovation
Who can apply?
A)Single or consortia of Indian Company (ies) - Small, Medium or Large.An Indian Company is definedas 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; or
•Jointly by an Indian Company and National R&D Organizations and Institutions; or
•By a group of Indian Companies along with National Research Organizations etc.
B)The applicant Company should either :-
i) Have adequate in-house facility to address the project implementation(which shall be evaluated during the site visit) or
ii)Incubation with any of the recognized Incubation Facility.
Eligibility Criteria for Academic Collaborator
Impact of BIPP (data as on 15th March, 2017)
Call for proposals
There are three call for proposals launched in a year:
3 - BIPP User Guide
4 - Proformas for Project Submission
6 - Parameters for Evaluation
7 - Other Documents to be submitted by Company for funding