DBT-BIRAC's Biotechn Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme | Inviting New Proposals ~ helpBIOTECH

10 August 2017

DBT-BIRAC's Biotechn Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme | Inviting New Proposals

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DBT-BIRAC's Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme

BIG is meant for high level of discovery and innovation in the Biotechnology sector to establish and
validate proof of concept and enable creation of spin-offs. BIG is a very attractive funding scheme for
budding bio-entrepreneurs. It is offered as a grant to carry proof of concept and proof of concept
validation activities. This scheme gives a great opportunity to innovators and entrepreneurs to begin
building a start-up.

Broad domains allowed for BIG:

• Healthcare & medical biotech: Therapeutics, Biologicals, Vaccines & preventives, Diagnostics,
Biomedical devices, Tissue engineering, Oncology etc.
• Agriculture, food securitv, secondarv agriculture and allied: Agro and plant biotech, Animal biotech, Marine biotech, medicinal and aromatic plants, Seri biotech, Biocontrol/biofertilizers, Food and nutrition, etc.
• Industrial product and processes
• Green technology & industrial biotechnology: Biochemical engineering, Biomass value addition to
fuels/ chemicals/ materials.
• Others: Bio-IT interface, bioinformatics, Analytical methods and new techniques, etc as per DBT
mandate.

Who will benefit from this scheme:

~ Entrepreneurs and Innovators
~ Scientists/ researchers
~ Academics/ lecturers
~ Students of science, engineering, pharmacy and Bio-medical

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