BIRAC-Call For Proposal

Regular Call for Proposals under BIPP- 29th Batch

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) is a Government Partnership Programme with industry for support on a cost sharing basis targeted at development of novel and high risk futuristic technologies mainly for viability gap funding and enhancing existing R&D capacities of Start-ups and SMEs in key areas of national importance and public good.

DBT is operating this scheme through BIRAC, a Not-for-Profit Public Sector Undertaking set up by Department of Biotechnology to promote and nurture innovation research in Biotech Enterprises specially Start-ups and SMEs. Major thrust of the programme is towards funding technologies which address a major national problem and/or involves high level of innovation. The proposals spanning across the spectrum of pre-proof-of-concept to validation of established technologies are considered for support in the form of grant and/or loan.

Ø BIPP supports: • Large, medium, small scale companies as well as start-ups on cost sharing basis • High risk, discovery linked innovation • Accelerated technology development • Evaluation and validation of biotech products • Indigenous discovery, innovation and technology to products • Products of national relevance or public benefit Ø Support is also available for infrastructure/ facility set up • In cases where such a facility leads to R&D capacity building or is required for scale up of an innovative product/process of national importance developed through company’s in-house R&D • Facility proposed could be in the area of agriculture, healthcare, biosimilars, industrial processes, energy, bioinformatics, genomics and other relevant areas in biotechnology. Ø Varying models of grants, loans or grant + loan available.

A single or consortia of Indian company (ies) - Small, Medium or Large having DSIR* recognized in-house R&D unit(s), alone or in collaboration with a partner from another Company/University/ Institute/Organization.


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.


(*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 log on to the BIRAC website (

No Hard Copy to be submitted. Proposals submitted online only would be considered.

Last date for Submission of Proposals under Regular Call: 30th November, 2013

Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is the BIPP Management Agency (BMA)

and will ensure maintenance of strict confidentiality of the proposals as per BIRAC norms.


Important link:

For any queries, please contact:

Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan

Programme Officer – BIPP, BIRAC

Scientist C, Department of Biotechnology;;

Announcement Date: 15-10-2013
Last Submission Date: 30-11-2013 12:00 AM

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