BIRAC calls for Proposal Under Bioechnology Ignition Grant for Igniting New Ideas

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Set up by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
3rd Call for Proposal under
Biotechnology IGNITION GRANT (BIG)
For Igniting New Ideas
1st July to 16th August, 2013


BIG Scheme encourages and supports Biotech Entrepreneurs Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 25 'Not-for-Profit Company' of Government of India, has been set up as DBT's interface agency, to serve as a single window for emerging biotech companies

BIRAC invites proposals from :

  • Biotechnology start-ups / entrepreneurs Having a registered company incorporated on / after 1st July 2010 OR Academicians, Scientists, Researchers, PhD's, Medical Degree holders, Biomedical Engg. Graduates
  • Incubated in a Technology Business Incubator who have an exciting idea which may be in a planning or nascent stage

Scope & Support :

  • BIG is for high level of innovation in the Biotechnology sector
  • BIG Scheme supports only up to Proof-of-Concept stage
  • Grant-in-Aid up to 50 lakh
  • Grant period is 18 months
  • Mentoring support and Project Monitoring by BIG Partner

How to Apply : Proposal under BIG Scheme has to be submitted online only. Register on BIRAC website under "BIG User" for submission of proposal. User registrations open round the clock. For further details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs and registration log on to

Important Dates :

  • Proposal Submission Starts : 1st July, 2013 
  • Proposal Submission Closes (midnight of) : 16th August, 2013

For any queries, please contact :
Ms. Sibi Sagar
Project Manager - IP & TM, BIRAC 

Deadline : 16.08.13

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