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BIRAC Announces 16th Call For Proposals under 'Biotechnology Ignition Grant' BIG Scheme

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Applications are invited for BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant, popularly known as BIG scheme in Agri & Agri-Biotech sector. Applications are open for Grant in aid up to Rs. 50 lakh from 1st January 2020 till 15th February 2020. Those interested can apply for the BIG scheme through the direct link given below.

About BIG

BIG is flagship programme of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) that provides the right admixture of fuel & support to young startups as well as entrepreneurial individuals. BIG is also the largest early stage biotech funding programme in the country. It provides funding grant of up to INR 5 Million (USD 70,000 approx) to the best in class innovative ideas to build & refine idea to proof-of-concept.

Who can apply

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Startups

  • Researchers

  • Scientists

  • Students

  • Individual having innovative ideas/POC/prototype

Focus sector

  • Agriculture & Agritech

  • Horticulture

  • Forestry

  • Biotechnology

  • Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Industrial Biotechnology

  • Veterinary Biotechnology

  • Dairy Biotechnology

  • Marine Biotechnology

  • Post Harvest Biotechnological Processes

  • Plant Genomics

  • Diagnostic & Breeding

How to apply?

BIG scheme allows only online submission of proposals. For proposal submission, you need to register on BIRAC official website under “BIG User”. The user registration is open round the clock. For more details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs & registration visit -  www.birac.nic.in.

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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council - a Section 8 ‘Not-for-Profit Company’ of the Government of India, has been established as DBT’s interface agency, to serve as a single window for rising biotech companies.

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