The Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology was launched in 2005 to boost Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) efforts in the country. SBIRI was the first of its kind, early stage, innovation focused PPP initiative in the area of Biotechnology. Launching of SBIRI has worked as an enabling platform for the target organizations to realize their potential in terms of product and process development and taking them to the market. It has facilitated innovation, risk taking by small and medium companies and bringing together the private industry, public institutions and the government under one roof to promote the research and innovation in the Indian Biotech Sector. The projects supported under the scheme have resulted in prominent outcomes in the form of some products which have already come to the market and some promising research leads seeing ray of hope for commercialization.
As a unique institutional mechanism, SBIRI has consistently prioritized early stage funding for high risk innovative research in small and medium companies led by innovators with science backgrounds to get them involved in development of products and processes which have high societal relevance.
The SBIRI aims to
The SBIRI objectives
Who can apply?
The proposals can be submitted
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR INDUSTRY
*(The Companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply along with the proof of application for DSIR. However, the final decision on such applications would be subject to their getting DSIR recognition)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ACADEMIC COLLABORATOR
So far 181 projects have been supported under this scheme.
Call for proposals
There are three call for proposals in a year :
2 - SBIRI - Operational Mechanism
5 - Other Documents
(I) Company+Institute_Both receiving funds form BIRAC