BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC Announces Call for Proposals under BioNEST Scheme

Bio-incubation allows harnessing of the entrepreneurial potential of startups by providing access to infrastructure as well as mentoring and networking platforms.

Through BioNEST, BIRAC has supported 60 bio-incubators with a cumulative area of more than 6,50,000 sq. ft. The 60 bio-incubators are placed either within academic/ research clusters or stand-alone incubators either privately funded or funded by State Governments supporting innovation in Healthcare, Lifesciences, Vaccines, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Drug Formulations and Delivery Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Agriculture, Secondary Agriculture, Waste Management, Sanitation, Clean Energy and other related areas.

  1. Provides incubation space to start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  2. Connects industry & academia and enable interactions for efficient exchange of knowledge.
  3. Provides technical and business mentorship.
  4. Provides enabling services and required mentorship for IP, legal and technology management.
  5. Provides investment opportunities, resource mobilization and networking platform.

Interested & eligible applicants can apply under BioNEST in the suitable categories mentioned below.




Establishing New BioNEST Incubators at Academic/Research Institutes/Research Hospitals/ Organizations fostering Innovation and entrepreneurship.


Establishing BioNEST Bioincubation facility to strengthen existing non-biotech incubators attached to Academic institutes/ Research institutes/ Research Hospitals/ Standalone incubators


Integration of non-BIRAC supported Bioincubators with BioNEST network for promoting Biotech startups


Scaling/Strengthening of existing BioNEST Incubators


 Establishing new BioNEST Incubators with State Government


Support to BioNEST incubators for activities such as BioConnect Offices

The call is open throughout the year.


Proposals are required to be submitted online only. For scheme details and submission of proposal, please log on to BIRAC website (


For queries, please contact:

Head – Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development:

or Incubation Manager:


Announcement Date: 20-02-2020
Last Submission Date: 13-09-2023 12:00 AM

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