Why we are here


The PMU at BIRAC was created to manage initiatives and projects on behalf of our parent organizations, the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, that have the potential to change the lives of millions, both within in India, as well as in other developing countries. PMU at BIRAC works in those areas where innovation and technology need to work hand-in-hand to improve the lives of those that need it most.

Our Mission is to encourage research and development to address unmet scientific, medical, public health and development challenges that would improve the lives of all.

PMU-BIRAC brings together global funders with national stakeholders to a single platform, with not only the aim of leveraging funding from these bodies to work on some of the greatest challenges we face today, but to also promote best practices, share knowledge among partners, and bring in international expertise into the country, while encouraging Indian innovation to address some of the greatest challenges that we face today.

PMU-BIRAC is committed to our host organization BIRAC’s core values of Integrity, Transparency, Team work, Excellence and Commitment.