19th call for Biotechnology Ignition Grant

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council →


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.

Click here to view Guidelines

Click here to register for BIG Scheme


Scientists, Faculty, Research Scholars, Graduates in any discipline incubating/​intend to incubate at a BioIncubator Eligibility criteria for startups under BIG has been revised.

To Apply

BIG scheme allows only online submission of proposals. For proposal submission please register on BIRAC website under BIG User”. User registration is open round the clock. For further details on the scheme, eligibility criteria, FAQs and registration log on to www​.birac​.nic​.in.

Note: Prior recipients of BIG grant are ineligible

For any queries, please contact:

Email: sped01.​birac@​nic.​in; biracbig.​dbt@​nic.​in

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