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BIRAC announces three important call for proposals


The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public-Sector Undertaking, of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has announced key proposal calls with July 31, 2017 as the deadline. 

By Team ABLE

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public-Sector Undertaking, of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has announced key proposal calls with July 31, 2017 as the deadline. 

BIRAC’s 12th Call for Proposals under PACE 
        (15th June - 31st July, 2017)

To encourage/support academia to develop technology/product (up to PoC stage) of societal/ national importance and its subsequent validation by an industrial partner, BIRAC has launched PACE (Promoting Academic Research Conversion to Enterprise).  
The scheme has two components as below:

1. Academic Innovation Research (AIR): 
The objective of Academic Innovation Research (AIR) scheme is to promote development of Proof-of-concept (PoC) for a process/product by academia with or without the involvement of industry 

2.Contract Research Scheme (CRS):
Contract Research Scheme (CRS) aims at validation of a process or prototype (developed by the academia) by the industrial partner.
For further details, contact: Head-Investment, BIRAC, email: investment.birac@gov.in.

2 34th SBIRI Call for Proposals 15th June - 31st July, 2017 This is an Advanced Technology Scheme for high risk, transformational technology/process development from proof-of-concept to validation leading to high value product commercialization. The scheme supports new and futuristic technology development with major social bearing but uncertain market driven demand. It supports startups, SME’s and other biotech companies on cost sharing basis. Details of the scheme including eligibility requirements, categories for proposal submission; guidelines for support as grant and loan; agreement templates etc. are available at www.birac.nic.in. For queries, contact: Head Investment, BIRAC. Email: investment.birac@gov.in

3. 41st Call for Proposals under BIPP Scheme 15th June, 2017 - 31st July, 2017.  This is also an Advanced Technology Scheme for high risk, transformational technology/process development from proof-of-concept to validation leading to high value product commercialization. 

The scheme supports new and futuristic technology development with major social bearing but uncertain market driven demand. It supports startups, SME’s and other biotech companies on cost sharing basis. 

Details of the scheme including eligibility requirements, categories for proposal submission; guidelines for support as grant and loan; agreement templates etc. are available at www.birac.nic.in For queries, contact: Head Investment, BIRAC. Email: investment.birac@gov.in