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 52 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 569219 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.
52 Incubators supported
3141200316 amount committed for BioNEST
569219 sq. ft. Incubation Area supported
680 Incubatees supported
571 Resident Incubatees supported
109 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 11 11 9000
3 Amal Jyothi Rural Technologies Business Incubator 20000
4 Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone 6 6 25000
5 Association for Bio-inspired Leaders and Entrepreneurs at Sastra TBI 5500
6 Banaras Hindu University 10000
7 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre 8 7 15 5000
8 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani 8 1 9 3500
9 C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms 1 32 33 16500
10 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 28 28 20000
11 Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council 24 1 25 5000
12 CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research 20000
13 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science Research University 15 15 6000
14 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER 15 53 68 10900
15 FITT 4 19 23 3550
16 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 10 2 12 5000
17 GUJARAT STATE BIOTECHNOLOGY MISSION 1 1 15000
18 Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras 17 4 21 20250
19 Hyderabad Eye Institute 1 1 10000
20 IIHR, Bangalore 1 1 6000
21 IIITH-Foundation 13 3 16 8000
22 IIT Kanpur 15 13 28 10500
23 IIT Madras 9 7 16 10000
24 IKP Knowledge Park P Ltd 51 19 70 10013
25 IKP-EDEN, Bangalore 15 16 31 6572
26 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 5000
27 Indigram Labs Foundation 1000
28 Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati 10000
29 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development 10000
30 Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar 10000
31 International Crops Research Institute-ICRISAT 8 1 9 24000
32 KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar 7 64 71 26000
33 Manipal University Technology Business Incubator Society 10000
34 Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 3 3 8000
35 Mizoram Univeristy, Aizawl 3 3 10000
36 NIPER Ahmedabad 5270
37 NIPER-Guwahati 10000
38 Panjab University, Chandigarh 5 8 13 10000
39 PERD Center, Ahmedabad 3627
40 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 20 1 21 6170
41 Regional Center for Biotechnology 15 5 20 20000
42 RiiDL, Somiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 22 4 26 8550
43 SBTIC, Hyderabad 34667
44 SINE, IIT Bombay 1 20 21 4500
45 SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM 5000
46 SRI RAMACHANDRA BIRAC-BIONEST BIOINCUBATOR TRUST 15000
47 SRISTI Innovation BIRAC's BioNest Project 19 3 22 13550
48 tamilnadu veterinary and animal sciences university - veterinary incubation foundation at TANUVAS 8400
49 TIEDS, IIT Roorkee 1 1 2 5000
50 University of Delhi 7700
51 University of Hyderabad 22 22 20000
52 Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) 7 3 10 6000
99999999999999Total386 294 680 569219