BIRAC BIG 21 Call For Applications By SIIC IIT Kanpur
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BIRAC BIG 21 Call For Applications By SIIC IIT Kanpur

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a program funded by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). It supports young startups and entrepreneurial individuals at their early stage of ideation with convincing preliminary data to refine it further into proof of concept. BIG promotes fostering, up scaling, and validation of ideas with commercialisation potential. It also encourages researchers to broaden the market reach of technology through startups.

BIG offers its innovative creators a royalty-based fund up to RS. 50 Lakhs for Prototype Development and Validation in following domains: Med-Tech devices and Diagnostics, AI/ML Big Data Analytics, Veterinary Sciences, Industrial Biotechnology, AgriTech, BioPharma, Environmental Sciences, Clean Energy. (insert pictures of each domains).

Focus Domains

  • Med-tech devices & diagnostics
  • AI/ML Big data analytics
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Agritech
  • BioPharma
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Clean Energy


  • Any graduate, researcher, innovator or startup (<5 years old w.e.f 1st Aug 2021 and having >51% shares with Indian citizens working in the biotechnology sector).
  • Senior research fellows/scholars having finished/finishing in <6 months PhD/Post-Doc.
  • Final semester students /recently graduated alumni of UG & PG in any discipline
  • Permanent/contractual, technical staff. 5. Independent innovators, scientists, and prospective entrepreneurs (BBA/MBA etc. graduates) across science, engineering, management, and technology schools/departments.


  • INR 50 lakhs fellowship support
  • Access to IITK facilities at student rates
  • Unmatched industry connects and experts
  • Community-building sessions with fellow grantees

How to Apply

Apply before – 16th August’22 (17:30 hrs)

Drop an email at [email protected] for more details.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

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