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 65 bio-incubators creating a cumulative area of 863382 sq. ft. for budding entrepreneurs.

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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.
65 Incubators supported
3796059139.6 amount committed for BioNEST
863382 sq. ft. Incubation Area supported
1477 Incubatees supported
1067 Resident Incubatees supported
410 Non Resident Incubatees supported
800+ Total Products/Technologies Commercialized
25000 Total Employment generated
1300+ Total IPs Filed
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 38 3 41 10000
9 Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre 18 11 29 5000
10 Bio-resources Development Centre, Upper Shillong - 2 2 196020
11 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani 15 2 17 3500
12 C-CAMP Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms 1 32 33 16500
13 Central Food Technological Research Institure CSIR - - - 10000
14 Clean Energy International Incubation Center 47 1 48 17000
15 Crescent Innovation and Incubation Council 52 4 56 5000
16 CSIR North East Institute of Science and Technolog 3 5 8 10000
17 CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research 25 2 27 20000
18 Delhi Pharmaceutical Science Research University 19 2 21 6000
19 ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER 15 55 70 10900
20 FITT 4 19 23 3550
21 Foundation for Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship CfHE IIT Hyderabad 14 7 21 10000
22 Golden Jubilee Women Biotech Park, Chennai 10 2 12 5000
23 GUJARAT STATE BIOTECHNOLOGY MISSION 1 - 1 15000
24 Healthcare Technology Innovation Center, IIT Madras 55 7 62 20250
25 Hyderabad Eye Institute - 1 1 10000
26 IIHR, Bangalore - 6 6 6000
27 IIITH-Foundation 18 3 21 8000
28 IIT Guwahati Technology Innovation and Development Foundation 17 4 21 10000
29 IIT Kanpur 8 11 19 10500
30 IIT Madras 9 7 16 10000
31 IITJ TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND START-UP CENTER TISC 7 2 9 10000
32 IKP Knowledge Park P Ltd 51 19 70 10013
33 IKP-EDEN, Bangalore 20 19 39 6572
34 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - - - 5000
35 Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Technology Business Incubator - - - 5000
36 Indigram Labs Foundation 27 3 30 1000
37 Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati 14 2 16 10000
38 Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development - 11 11 10000
39 Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar 15 - 15 10000
40 International Crops Research Institute-ICRISAT 10 1 11 24000
41 KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar 7 96 103 26000
42 Manipal University Technology Business Incubator Society 10 7 17 10000
43 Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 6 6 12 8000
44 Mindriot Research and Innovation Foundation - - -
45 Mizoram Univeristy, Aizawl 13 - 13 10000
46 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research NIPER -Ahmedabad 8 - 8 5000
47 NIPER-Guwahati 28 8 36 10000
48 NORTH EASTERN HILL UNIVERSITY 3 4 7 6000
49 Panjab University, Chandigarh 13 13 26 10000
50 PERD Center, Ahmedabad - - - 3627
51 PSG-STEP, Coimbatore 20 1 21 6170
52 Regional Center for Biotechnology 43 8 51 20000
53 RiiDL, Somiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai 29 4 33 8550
54 SBTIC, Hyderabad - - - 34667
55 SINE, IIT Bombay 1 20 21 4500
56 SRI PADMAVATI MAHILA VISVAVIDYALAYAM 59 - 59 5000
57 SRI RAMACHANDRA BIRAC-BIONEST BIOINCUBATOR TRUST 8 - 8 10000
58 SRISTI Innovation BIRACs BioNest Project 19 3 22 13550
59 tamilnadu veterinary and animal sciences university - veterinary incubation foundation at TANUVAS 3 15 18 8400
60 TIEDS, IIT Roorkee 17 2 19 7000
61 TRANSLATIONAL ONCOLOGY COUNCIL 4 1 5 12400
62 UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, GKVK, BANGALORE 24 5 29 6413
63 University of Delhi 14 2 16 7700
64 University of Hyderabad 76 16 92 23000
65 Vellore Institute of Technology-Technology Business Incubator (VITTBI) 17 7 24 6000
99999999999999Total1012 465 1477 863382