BIRAC-Call For Proposal

Special Call for Proposals on Affordable HealthCare Technologies and Products - 16th Batch

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) an Advanced Technology scheme approved by Government is a unique initiative of Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to nurture R&D and innovation in Biotech Industry. Realizing the importance of developing affordable healthcare technologies and products for the country, the DBT, under BIPP, hereby, announces a second Special Call for Proposals in this area. Focus under this Special Call is on development of affordable healthcare products and technologies, maintaining superior levels of quality, safety and efficacy. Proposals can be submitted in the areas of:
Ø  Diagnostics
Ø  Therapeutics
Ø  Vaccines
Ø  Bio-medical devices
Ø  Regenerative medicine
Ø  Other allied areas
            Collaborative proposals involving a joint effort by biotech Industry sector and public sector institutions/universities/other organizations towards developing innovative, affordable solutions to existing healthcare problems in the country are encouraged.

  • Supports
    - Large, medium, small scale industry, start ups on cost sharing basis
    - High risk, discoverylinked innovation
    - Accelerated technology development
    - Evaluation and validation of biotech products
    - Indigenous discovery, innovation and technology to products
    - Products of national relevance or public benefit
  • Varying models of grants, loans or grant + loan available.
  • A single or consortia of Indian “for profit” company (ies) - Small, Medium or Large having DSIR* recognized in-house R&D unit(s).  An Indian Company is defined as one which is registered under “The Indian Companies Act, 1956” and in which 51% (or more) of the ownership is held by Indian citizens (including NRIs).

    The proposals can be submitted:
    •        by an Indian Company alone; or
    •        by an Indian Company along public sector R&D institution(s), organization(s), laboratory (ies), university (ies) etc.; or
    •        by a consortium of Indian Companies; or
    •        by a consortium of Indian Companies along with public sector R&D institution(s), organization(s), laboratory (ies), university (ies) etc.

    (*Companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply along with the proof of application to DSIR. However, the final decision on such applications would be subject to their getting DSIR recognition)

    Proposals are required to be submitted online only. To submit a proposal online, please follow the following steps:

    1. Log on the BIRAP website (
    2. If you are a registered user, log-on using the credentials, else you need to register your company with by clicking on New User Registration.
    3. In case of new user registration, a computer generated password would be sent to the email-id provided at the time of registration. The password can be changed later.
    4. Once you login, you would be navigated to the page displaying BIPP link.
    5. Click on the BIPP link under Programmes and the active call would be highlighted.
    6. Click on the new call and proceed towards proposal submission.
    Further details on How to submit a proposal would be available in the BIPP User Guide available on the website.
    The proposals should be submitted on or before 01st August, 2011 (midnight).

    Company User Registration is open round the clock.

    Online Proposal Submission would begin from 01st July, 2011. No Hard Copy to be submitted, Proposals submitted online only would be considered.

    Last date for Submission of Proposals: 01st August, 2011
    For further details, please contact:

    Dr. Renu Swarup,
    Advisor Incharge-BIPP, Department of Biotechnology,
    Block No: 2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003, India;

    **For Any queries related to  Online submission of proposals under BIPP, please write to

    Detailed guidelines for the scheme including eligible project categories to be supported are available at ;

    Announcement Date: 01-07-2011
    Last Submission Date: 01-08-2011 12:00 AM

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