BIRAC


Industry Innovation Programme on Medical Electronics (IIPME)

 

Department of Electronics and Information Technology

Govt. of India

 

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

A Govt. of India enterprise

Industry Innovation Programme on Medical Electronics (IIPME) is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

The project goal is to fund a portfolio of Indian led pilot projects targeting innovations in multidisciplinary areas comprising of electronics, engineering, medical devices, healthcare, software, algorithms & information technology, to help medical electronics fraternity and to bring in fast pace research and development in this area. The idea is to provide funding support to applicants for testing their bold ideas, mentorship from various subject matter experts, networking platforms and an opportunity to scale up their technology. Under this project support will be provided at Seed, Early transition and transitions to scale stages.

Seed Grants- This is for funding the projects, which are at initial stages of product development cycle. These awards do not require preliminary data and are meant to provide an opportunity to test particularly bold ideas. A grant upto Rs. 50 lakhs for a period of 18 months can be provided in this category.

Early Transition- This category is for projects which have established the proof of concept and require incremental prototype innovations and validation. These awards are for small risk projects which are at the early stages of translational research. A mix of grant & loan not exceeding INR 100 lakhs over the period of 24 can be provided in this category.

Transition to Scale- The stage is for the projects which have already shown promising data on establishing the Proof of Concept and has generated enough validation data, these awards require demonstration of detailed preliminary data and are meant to provide an opportunity to develop, refine, and rigorously test approaches that have previously shown promise in controlled or limited settings. A mix of grant & loans for a period of 24 - 36 months is proposed. The project cost would be matched equally by Government Funds and the industry.