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A Startup Funding Programme Of DBT- BIRAC

Supported by BIRAC under BioNEST Scheme

16th Call Closed

BIG

Biotechnology Ignition Grant

Apply before 15th February, 2020 (5:30 PM)
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Igniting Innovation Spark

Through BIG funding, a grant of up to 50 Lakhs for 18 months is provided to biotech startups and entrepreneurial individuals to propel best in class innovative ideas to a POC-the first major milestone in the product development cycle.

The salient purpose of the BIG scheme is to:

  • Foster generation of ideas with commercialization potential.
  • Facilitate transformation of an idea into a proof of concept.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship by researchers and faculty.
  • Stimulate enterprise formation.

As a BIG partner, we manage hand-hold, monitor and provide guidance to BIG grantees including connecting them to investors and technical experts. Although KIIT-TBI joined as BIG partner from 4th Call, we are witnessing a steady rise in BIG applicants from start ups and entrepreneurial individuals. Until now, 38 innovative projects have been funded under BIG Scheme, spanning all areas of life science and med tech. Many of our BIG grantees have also successfully established their own commercial ventures.

Special Call - Biotechnology Ignition Grant for Northeast Region (BIG-NER)
DBT-BIRAC has launched a special call for submission of proposal under Biotechnology Ignition Grant only for Northeast region of India. KIIT-Technology Business Incubator is the only nodal agency in the country which is handling this programme in association with DBT-BIRAC.
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Announcement

BIRAC Announces 16th Call For Proposals under Biotechnology Ignition Grant (1st January – 15th February 2020 (5:30 pm)

PROGRAMME BENEFITS

50 Lakh Grant

Grant-in –aid of upto 50 lakhs from BIRAC

Support

Incubation & Mentorship Support by KIIT-TBI

Exposure

International Exposure Visit & Investor Meet Pitching opportunity

Scale-up Support

Seed Funding of up to INR 25 Lacs may be awarded to enable advancement to the next stage

OUR WORK IN NUMBERS

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Innovative Projects
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Biotech Startups
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Entrepreneurs
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THRUST AREAS

Agri-Biotechnology, Health Care: Device and Diagnostics, Health Care: Drugs & Vaccines, Food Technology, Bio-Medical sciences, Waste management, Industrial Biotechnology, Data Analytics and Life Sciences

FEATURES & AMENITIES INCLUDE

Innovation Center within the university system with an incubation space of 60,000 sq ft.
Conference rooms and meeting lounges with A/V conferencing and library.
Laboratories for R&D and product development which includes, Tinkering Lab, Food testing, Plant Tissue Culture, Animal House, Analytical, Cell Culture, Bioprocess Labs and Sequencing Facility.
Providing furnished offices with access to onsite conferencing facilities, superfast broadband Internet, library and staffed reception.
Co-working space with available private offices
Access to Sophisticated instruments like LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, MP-AES, ICP-OES, DLS, Confocal Microscopy, FTIR, FPLC and HPLC with maintenance and technical support.
Technology and Idea Validation
Product Development and Testing
Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Support
Supporting early and late stage innovation research
Reasonable lease terms
Access to business services including legal, financial and marketing/communications
Funding and Investment
Identification of Market Opportunities
Networking with potential Advisors and Mentors
Linkages with Industry and R&D Labs for technology Sourcing and transfer
Training and support in obtaining funding for pilot sale studies
Capacity building training programmes

SUPPORT SYSTEM