Introduction and Scope Of The Fund

While the Bioincubators are able to support the “Space, Services and Knowledge” requirements of startups, wide gap exists in financial support required by a technology driven start up in the initial phase. BIRAC’s initiative - LEAP Fund (Launching Entrepreneurial Driven Affordable Products) primarily aims to address this need through the Incubators.

The LEAP Fund is to provide funding support of up to Rs 1 crore per startup. BioNEST Bioincubators (LEAP fund partners) will be given up to Rs 5 crore fund/ partner for investing in potential Startup against equity and equity linked instruments. This would enable potential start-ups to pilot/ commercialize their products/ technologies. Thus the proposed funding support is positioned to act as a catalyst in bringing technologies/ products forward towards piloting/ commercialization and reducing their gestation to commercialization.

Funding Framework

Under Incubator LEAP Fund, BIRAC will provide Grant-in-aid Assistance to selected BIRAC funded incubators based on certain establishment and operational criteria. Each such selected incubator will be granted up to 500.00 Lakhs for implementation of LEAP Fund. Each incubator can design a selection process to screen & select startups for LEAP Fund support (e.g Accelerator program or Direct investment). The provisions stated herein below deal with the essential guiding principles of the initiative.

Incubator should have been supported through BIRAC’s Bio-NEST programme.

Incubator should be BIRAC’s SEED fund partner.

should be Operational since last 05 years, with at least 5 resident start- ups in Biotech/med-tech/life science.

Incubator should have in-house capacity in incubating & mentoring early stage Biotech / Life Science start up.

Incubator should have established IP&TT facilitation services for start-ups.

Incubator must have prior experience of 04 years in management of early stage funding schemes or other grants.

Incubator should have investment in start-ups and/or entrepreneurship development experience




S.NoLEAP Fund Partner BioNEST IncubatorNumber of Startups supportedFollow on Funding Raised by Startups from External sources (Cr)
1Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology -Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI)55.10
2Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FIIT), IIT Delhi216.30
3IKP Knowledge Park9141.20
4Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE -IIT Bombay)37.36
5Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC), Pune320.21
6Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, Bangalore1324.75
 Total35214.92 Cr
6 – LEAP Fund Partner BioNest Incubator
35 - Start-ups supported will upto Rs. 100 Lakhs/Start-up
214 Cr - Follow on funding raised by 19 start-ups
842 Cr. combined Valuation of 20 start-ups
16 - Number of products commercialised by Start-ups
S.NoName of Startup
1Fibroheal Woundcare
2Shilps Sciences
3Mocxa Health
4Crimson Healthcare
5Eyestem Research
6Althion Tech Innovations
7Cartosense Pvt Ltd
8Cyclops Medtech
9Sensivision Health Technologies
10Spot Healthcare Solutions
11Yostra Labs
12Nesa Medtech
13Aikenist Technologies
14Comofi Medtech Pvt Ltd
15EzeRx Health Tech Pvt Ltd
16BioPrime Agrisolutions Pvt Ltd
17OmniBRx Biotechnologies Pvt Ltd
18Padcare Labs Pvt Ltd
19Turtle Shell Technologies Pvt Ltd
20Terrals Technologies Pvt Ltd
21Mestastop Solutions Pvt Ltd
22Skylark Drones Pvt Ltd
23Synthera Biomedical Pvt Ltd
24Simyog Technology Private Limited
25Lamark Biotech Private Limited
26Euphotic Labs Private Limited
27Ashva Wearable Technologies Private Limited
28Piscium Health Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
29EmerTech Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
30Medprime Technologies Pvt. Ltd
31RedroomTechnology Pvt. Ltd.
32Pikar Health Tech
33Medtel Healthcare Pvt Ltd
34Avay Bioscience Pvt Ltd
35Flixdrop Technology Pvt Ltd

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