Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Bpifrance Financement (Public Investment Bank) and Indo French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) jointly invite Joint Expression of Interest (JEOI) on Red biotechnology
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ under Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Bpifrance financement (hereafter referred as Bpifrance) , a public investment bank, France jointly launch joint call for joint Expression of Interest (JEOI) for Indian & French SME / startup in the area of red biotechnology upto commercialization. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) will implement this call on behalf of BIRAC.
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Joint Expression of Interest Form
Areas of Collaboration ( targeted topic for the call)
The Project proposals will be focused on development of industrial application oriented health technologies in the areas of Cancer, cardiac and infectious diseases on following themes:
- Identification of new targets or biomarkers that leads to development of sensitive, specific and affordable diagnostic tests is prime focus of the call. These targets or biomarkers should be novel based on substantial theoretical evidences on which further proof-of-concept could be developed for futuristic possibility of product development.
- Proposal that involves development of new therapeutic options in terms of therapeutic protein or drugs are also encouraged for these targeted diseases in the current call that has potential for commercialization.
- Proposal that involves affordable process development for existing therapeutics will also be encouraged that have potential implication on effective industrial scale-up for cost effective production.
Who can apply
Project proposal shall have at least one start-up / SME from India and one from France each as joint applicant (1+1 model). They can have Co- Applicants and Collaborators from Academia, Research Institution, National Laboratory, Clinical Establishment, For Profit Company, Not-for-Profit Organization, Society, LLP, Trust or Foundation.
How to apply
Interested joint applicants can submit a common Expression of Interest through email at Ineke.firstname.lastname@example.org (BpiFrance) and at email@example.com (CEFIPRA) latest by 3rd May, 2015. The details eligibility and other information are available in Link-I. For more information please contact The Director, CEFIPRA email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at BIRAC to Dr. Jyoti Shukla, Manager Technical, email: email@example.com or at Bpifrance to Ms. Ineke PETIT, International Innovation Project Developer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION JEOI: 5th June, 2015