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 35 bio-incubators with the cumulative area of 3,91,849 sq. ft. The 35 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.


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

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

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Supporting New BioNEST at Academic/ Research Institutes/ Research Hospitals/ organizations fostering Innovation and entrepreneurship


Establishing new BioNEST with various State Government Biotech Council or S & T Council


Strengthening existing incubators attached to Academic institutes/ research institutes, Stand-alone incubators/ Research Hospitals to establish BioNEST


Support for Scaling-up of already funded BioNEST

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


The call is open throughout the year.


For queries, please contact:

Head – Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development:

or Incubation Manager:

The call is open throughout the year.

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