Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG)


BIRAC believes in encouraging novel ideas that have a commercialisation potential and that evolve out from start-ups or academic spin-offs. BIRAC’s strategy is therefore to support the numerous exciting ideas which have an unmet need for funding and mentorship. This strategy is fulfilled through a grant funding scheme called Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) which is available to scientist entrepreneurs from research institutes, academia and startups.

IKP Knowledge Park is one of the implementation partners for BIG to provide mentoring, monitoring, networking and other business development related activities.

The purpose of the BIG scheme is to:

  • Foster generation of ideas with commercialisation potential
  • Upscale and validate of proof of concept
  • Encourage researchers to take technology closer to market through a startup
  • Stimulate enterprise formation

Typically, the call for proposal is announced twice every year, on 1st January and 1st July. As part of this scheme, successful BIG Innovators receive up to INR 50 lakh (appox $100K) for research projects with commercialisation potential with duration of up to 18 months.

Swayambhu Biologics Pvt. Ltd.
Windmill Health Tech. Pvt. Ltd.
Sohum Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Kwaklei& Khonggunmelei Orchids Pvt. Ltd.
Vegrandis Therapeutics Pvt. Ltd.
JeevtronicsPvt. Ltd.
Genrich Membranes Pvt. Ltd.
Purius Nanosystems Pvt. Ltd.
Orthocrafts InnvationsPvt. Ltd.
Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt. Ltd.
Barefeet Analytics Pvt. Ltd.
BiolMed Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Naturlich Global Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
Brun Health Pvt. Ltd.
Vivira Process Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Annweshan SciTech. Pvt. Ltd.
Dr.Srinivasa Prakash Regalla
Monitra Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Green Pyramid Biotech. Pvt. Ltd.
Nayam Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
AlgalRNutraPharmsPvt. Ltd.
Aindra Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Sascan Meditech Pvt. Ltd.
Pathshodh Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ConnViva Technologies
Fluorogent Analytics Pvt. Ltd.
Altreal Bio-Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
EnziBeta Biotech. Pvt. Ltd.
Shira MedtechPvt. Ltd.
Tritek Innovation Pvt. Ltd.
Apta Bharat Innovation Pvt. Ltd.
Theranosis Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd.
Genzir Technologies Pvt. Ltd.;
Kalam Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Not available Not available
Turtle Shell Technologies Private Limited
Sabio Innovative Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Vitas Pharma Research Pvt. Ltd.
Crystalin Research Pvt. Ltd.
Seagull Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd.
Pradin Technologies Pvt Ltd
GPS Renewables Pvt. Ltd.
Wobble Base Bioresearch Pvt. Ltd.