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Funding from Department of Biotechnology for Biotech Startup Companies

Written By ADITYA

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites proposals from Indian Biotechnology Companies under the Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), a Government partnership with industry for support on a cost-sharing basis for the development of novel and high-risk futuristic technologies mainly for viability gap funding and enhancing existing R&D capacities.

BIPP has been initiated under the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Programme (BIRAP), a unique initiative of DBT being implemented in partnership with ABLE and BCll to nurture R&D and innovation in the Biotech Industry. Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCll) is the BIPP Management Agency and will ensure the maintenance of strict confidentiality of the proposals as per DBT norms.

Last date for submission Of Proposals – 31 st July 2010

Funding from Department of Biotechnology for Biotech Startup Companies

Key Features of the Programme

* Supports:

Large, medium, small scale companies; start-ups on a cost-sharing basis
High risk, discovery linked innovation
Accelerated technology development
Evaluation and validation of biotech products
Indigenous discovery, innovation and technology to products
Products of national relevance or public benefit
* Varying models of grants, loans or grant + loan available.

Who can apply?

A single or consortia of Indian “for-profit” company (ies) – Small, Medium or Large having DSIR* recognized in-house R&D unit(s). An Indian Company is defined as one in which more than 51 % of the ownership is held by Indian citizens (including NRIs).

The proposals can be submitted:

solely by an Indian Company; or
jointly by an Indian Company and National R&D Organizations or Institutions; or
by ‘a group of Indian Companies along with National Research Organizations etc.
(*The companies who are in the process of obtaining DSIR recognition may also apply along with the proof of application to DSIR. However, the final decision on such applications would be subject to their getting DSIR recognition.)

How to Apply?

Proposals are required to be submitted online only. To submit a proposal online, please follow the following steps: .

Log on the BIRAP website ( www.birapdbt.nic.in )

Last date for submission Of Proposals – 31 st July 2010

Detailed guidelines for the scheme Including eligible project categories to be
supported are available at


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