Biotechnology Ignition Grant Scheme (BIG)

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council →


Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and India Health Fund, a Tata Trusts initiative have created India’s first public-private partnership fund which will finance the development of diagnostics and digital tools to tackle infectious diseases relevant for India and other developing countries, towards bettering equity and access to healthcare.

BIG 24th Call provides an opportunity to startups working in following areas to avail Co-funding under BIRAC-IHF pool of funds:

  • Tuberculosis : Screening and Diagnostics tools that are easily deployable tests meeting ASSURED criteria for resource-limited settings for identification of susceptible, vulnerable and high-risk populations and disease detection at the community and/​or primary healthcare level.
  • Vector-Borne Diseases : Multiplex, modular, multi-pathogen disease detection platform/​systems for use at the primary and secondary level that reliably distinguish and detect infections from clinical specimens.
  • Disease Surveillance (Digital Platform Technologies): Robust disease surveillance platforms for collecting, managing, and streamlining surveillance of infectious diseases.
  • Anti microbial resistance: Near-patient detection tools for neonatal sepsis, UTI or community-spread infections or tuberculosis-multidrug resistance.
  • Climate X Health : Climate adaptive healthcare solutions addressing infectious diseases

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 more details click here

Posted on .

JavaScript is required to reveal this email address.

Post a Grant →