BIRAC-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 63 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 667362 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.
63 Incubators supported
3666128769.6 amount committed for BioNEST
667362 sq. ft. Incubation Area supported
1199 Incubatees supported
935 Resident Incubatees supported
264 Non Resident Incubatees supported
200 Total Products/Technologies Commercialized
3500 Total Employment generated
250 Total IPs generated
1000 Total Trainings/Workshops conducted
S.No Bio-incubators No. of Incubatees NOT funded under BIRAC Scheme No. of Incubatees funded under various BIRAC Scheme Total Funded Incubatees Incubation Space (Sq. Feet)
1 a-IDEA, NAARM-TBI, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad 5 2 7 10500
2 Ahmedabad University 22 2 24 9000
3 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 2 - 2 13500
4 Amal Jyothi Rural Technologies Business Incubator 9 - 9 20000
5 Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone 6 - 6 25000
6 Association for Bio-inspired Leaders and Entrepreneurs at Sastra TBI 16 - 16 5600
7 Avishkaran-Foundation for Pharma Innovation, NIPER Hyderabad 17 - 17 8000
8 Banaras Hindu University 5 - 5 10000
9 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre 18 11 29 5000
10 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani 15 2 17 3500
11 C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms 1 32 33 16500
12 Central Food Technological Research Institure CSIR - - - 10000
13 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 41 1 42 17000
14 Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council 24 1 25 5000
15 CSIR North East Institute of Science and Technolog - 3 3 10000
16 CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research 9 1 10 20000
17 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science Research University 15 - 15 6000
18 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER 15 55 70 10900
19 FITT 4 19 23 3550
20 Foundation for Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship CfHE IIT Hyderabad - - - 10000
21 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 10 2 12 5000
22 GUJARAT STATE BIOTECHNOLOGY MISSION 1 - 1 15000
23 Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras 37 7 44 20250
24 Hyderabad Eye Institute - 1 1 10000
25 IIHR, Bangalore - 6 6 6000
26 IIITH-Foundation 13 3 16 8000
27 IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation 17 4 21 10000
28 IIT Kanpur 8 11 19 10500
29 IIT Madras 9 7 16 10000
30 IITJ TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND START-UP CENTER TISC 7 2 9 10000
31 IKP Knowledge Park P Ltd 51 19 70 10013
32 IKP-EDEN, Bangalore 18 19 37 6572
33 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - - - 5000
34 Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Technology Business Incubator - - - 5000
35 Indigram Labs Foundation 19 - 19 1000
36 Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati 14 2 16 10000
37 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development - 11 11 10000
38 Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar 15 - 15 10000
39 International Crops Research Institute-ICRISAT 10 1 11 24000
40 KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar 7 96 103 26000
41 Manipal University Technology Business Incubator Society - 7 7 10000
42 Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 6 6 12 8000
43 Mizoram Univeristy, Aizawl 13 - 13 10000
44 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research NIPER -Ahmedabad 2 - 2 5000
45 NIPER-Guwahati - 6 6 10000
46 NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY - - - 6000
47 Panjab University, Chandigarh 8 10 18 10000
48 PERD Center, Ahmedabad - - - 3627
49 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 20 1 21 6170
50 Regional Center for Biotechnology 33 8 41 20000
51 RiiDL, Somiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 29 4 33 8550
52 SBTIC, Hyderabad - - - 34667
53 SINE, IIT Bombay 1 20 21 4500
54 SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM 47 - 47 5000
55 SRI RAMACHANDRA BIRAC-BIONEST BIOINCUBATOR TRUST 8 - 8 10000
56 SRISTI Innovation BIRACs BioNest Project 19 3 22 13550
57 tamilnadu veterinary and animal sciences university - veterinary incubation foundation at TANUVAS 2 6 8 8400
58 TIEDS, IIT Roorkee 17 2 19 7000
59 TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY COUNCIL 4 1 5 12400
60 UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, GKVK, BANGALORE 8 2 10 6413
61 University of Delhi 9 1 10 7700
62 University of Hyderabad 76 16 92 23000
63 Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) 17 7 24 6000
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