Under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India
BIG (Kick Starting Enteprenarship) Call for Proposal under BIOTECHNOLOGY IGNITION GRANT (BIG)

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Section 8 ‘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.

The scheme enables technology innovators and entrepreneurs to pursue a promising technology idea and establish and validate proof of concept (POC) for the idea.

BIRAC invites proposals from

Scope &Support

Biotechnology start-ups/entrepreneurs


Academicians, Scientists, Researchers, PhDs, Medical degree holders. Biomedical Engg. Graduates

The BIG scheme is implemented by our BIG Partners

How to Apply

Only Online submission of proposal is allowed under BIG scheme. Register on BIRAC website under “BIG User” for submission of proposal. User registrations open round the clock. Prior recipient of BIG grant are ineligible. For further details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs and registration log on to


Submission Closes (midnight of) 14th August, 2015 

Visit our schemes at

For any queries, please contact BIG partners or Mr. Rajneesh Kumar, Manager, IP & TM, BIRAC Email:


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