BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC Announces 6th Call for Proposals under the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) Scheme

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of Government of India, has been set up as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies.

The scheme enables technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea, and establish and validate proof of concept  (POC) for the idea.

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Scope & Support

*      BIG is for high level of innovation in the Biotechnology sector. BIG does not support basic research projects.

*      BIG scheme supports only up-to Proof-of-Concept stage.

*      Grant-in-Aid up-to Rs 50 lakh

*      Grant period is 18 months

*      Mentoring support and Project Monitoring by BIG Partner

BIRAC invites proposals from

*      Biotechnology start-ups / entrepreneurs

§  Having a registered company incorporated on/after 1st Jan 2012.


*      Academicians, Scientists, Researchers, PhDs, Medical degree holders, Biomedical Engg. Graduates

§  Incubating  in a Technology Business Incubator

Who have innovative technology idea with considerable potential for impact/ commercialization.

Only Online submission of proposal is allowed under BIG scheme. Register on BIRAC website under “BIG User” for submission of proposal. User registrations open round the clock. Prior recipient of BIG grant are ineligible. For further details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs and registration log on to



 Important dates

Proposal Submission Starts

Proposal Submission Closes (midnight of)

1st Jan 2015

15th Feb 2015


For any queries, please contact:

Kriti Taneja

Entrepreneurship Development Manager



Announcement Date: 01-01-2015
Last Submission Date: 15-02-2015 12:00 AM

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