The main aim of BIG Scheme is:
a. To establish and validate proof of concept
b. To enable creation of spin-offs.
Scope & Support
i. BIG is for high level of innovation in the Biotechnology sector.
ii. BIG scheme supports only up-to Proof-of-Concept stage.
iii. Funding will be in the form of Grant-in-Aid limited up-to Rs 50 lakh
iv. The period for the study would not exceed 18 months.
v. Funding may also be used for conducting limited market research, patenting costs, working capital during the period, travel, salary etc.
Proposals are required to be submitted online only.
To submit a proposal online, please log on to the BIRAC website (www.birac.nic.in).
Online Proposal Submission opens on 1st January, 2013.
No Hard Copy to be submitted. Proposals submitted online only would be considered.
Last date for Submission of Proposals: 15th February, 2013
Announcement Date: 01-01-2013
Last Submission Date: 15-02-2013 12:00 AM