Funding for businesses by science entrepreneurs, India

Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI), Biotechnology Industry Assistance Council, A Govt, of India Enterprise) INVITES PROPOSALS For Supporting Innovation Research from Discovery to Large Scale Validation through SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH INITIATIVE (SBIRI) & BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME (BIPP)

Supports discovery, proof-of-concept and early stage innovations in companies for development of biotechnological products and processes with high societal relevance

An Advanced Technology Scheme for high risk, transformational technology / process development from proof-of-concept to validation leading to high value product commercialization

How to Apply

A single or consortia of Indian company (ies) registered under “The Indian Companies Act 2013” with minimum 51% Indian ownership, and DSIR recognized in-house R&D unit, are eligible to apply either alone, or in collaboration with a partner from another Company/Institute/University. (Companies in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply; however, their funding would be subject to getting DSIR recognition)

Proposals for both the Schemes are required to be submitted online only. For scheme details and submission of proposal, please log on to birac website

Last date for Submission of Proposals: 31st July, 2015

For queries, please contact: Head Investment, BIRAC. Email: