BIRAC-Call For Proposal

Call for Proposals under BIPP - 7th Batch

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites proposals from lndian Biotechnology Companies under the Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), a Government partnership with industry for support on a cost sharing basis for development of novel and high risk futuristic technologies mainly for viability gap funding and enhancing existing R&D capacities. BIPP has been initiated under Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Programme (BIRAP), a unique initiative of DBT being implemented in partnership with ABLE and BCIL to nurture R&D and innovation in Biotech Industry. Biotech Consortium lndia Limited (BCIL) is the BIPP Management Agency and will ensure maintenance of strict confidentiality of the proposals as per DBT norms

  • 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 lndian "for profit" company(ies) - Small, Medium or Large having DSIR* recognized in-house R&D unit(s). An lndian Company is defined as one which is registered underthe lndian CompaniesAct 1956 and in which more than 51 % of the ownership is held by lndian Citizens (including NRls). The proposals can be submitted:
    • solely by an lndian Company; or
    • jointly by an lndian Company and National R&D Organizations and Institutions; or
    • by a group of lndian Companies along with National Research Organizations etc.
    (*The companies who are 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 31st July, 2010 (midnight).

    Company User Registration is open round the clock.

     Online Proposal Submission would begin from 15th June, 2010. No Hard Copy to be submitted, Proposals submitted online only would be considered.

     Last date for Submission of Proposals: 31st July, 2010

    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: 15-06-2010
    Last Submission Date: 31-07-2010 12:00 AM

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