To promote government initiatives on Start-up India & Make in India, BIRAC a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology, GoI has set up a Facilitation unit which will act as FIRST HUB to address the queries of Start –ups, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Academicians, Incubation Centres, SMEs etc.

The policies, rules and regulations are dynamic and keeping pace with the fast changing ecosystem is next to impossible for small companies and young entrepreneurs. BIRAC through its various programs is already facilitating research and innovation and to complete the 360 degree start-up facilitation, setting up of FIRST HUB is envisaged.

First Hub will be open on every first Friday of the Month at BIRAC office from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Officers from DBT, BIRAC, ICMR, CDSCO,BIS,NIB and other relevant government organisation will be available for taking queries related to;

  • Regulatory pathways and Regulation
  • Funding opportunities
  • Mentorship
  • Investment opportunities
  • Market access
  • Industry Academia partnerships
  • Intellectual Property


Prior appointment is essential as only 5-6 Innovator slots are available. Innovators are encouraged to take prior appointment with details on Company Name, Address, Contact Details, Technology/ Innovation Summary, Stage of development

and specific queries through online portal available at

Click here to apply for first Hub


BIRAC is also facilitating “Testing and Standardisation of Medical Devices” in collaboration with KIHT. For further details click here.

For any further details e-request may be sent to Sonia Gandhi, Senior Manager – Investments, BIRAC at

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