BIRAC-Call For Proposal

BIRAC invites Proposals for Establishment of SPARSH Centres for Social Innovation 15th August, 2023 - 15th September, 2023

SPARSH the social innovation initiative of BIRAC is strategically designed to leverage biotechnological interventions for addressing critical societal issues. The core premise of the SPARSH scheme revolves around nurturing a cadre of accomplished "Social Innovators" within the biotech domain. This distinguished group is equipped to adeptly identify community needs and gaps, subsequently formulating innovative product developments or services to bridge these disparities. SPARSH program provides comprehensive approach, encompassing immersive experiences in clinical and rural settings, complemented by essential funding assistance through mini kick-start grants.

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BIRAC -SPARSH Centres are responsible for implementation of Social innovation program of BIRAC and will provide a host oftechnical, IP, business and marketing mentoring to the fellows.Under the present call, proposals are invited from interested agencies for establishment of SPARSH Centres in following thematic areas:

Public Health

Farm to plate

Climate Resilience

Incubation centers, Research Parks, Foundations, Technology Centers, Public Research Institutions, Private Research Institutions, established as a legal entity under the relevant Law of India having at least 51% Indian stakeholders (owners/partners/trustees/ members/associates etc.) are eligible to apply.

It is desirous for the applicant organization to have:
i. Operational expertise in implementing programs on innovative products/processes/technologies in above-mentioned thematic areas.
ii. Subject/business experts to provide mentorship to fellows

Proposals are to be submitted online at BIRAC website

Last Date for submission of proposals: 5:30 pm of 15th September 2023

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Announcement Date: 15-08-2023
Last Submission Date: 15-09-2023 05:30 PM

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