Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) | Department of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India

Call for Letters of Intent (LOI)

For DBT-BIRAP Support for Establishing and Strengthening Bio-Incubators/Innovation Centers for Research, Innovation and Technopreneurship.

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Programme, (BIRAP) is a programme of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, with an objective to assist and promote emerging biotech entrepreneurs and facilitate innovative research and development in existing small, medium as well as large industries.

Biotech incubator acts as a catalyst that would stimulate research & develop and for creating of new biotechnology ventures/startups. In order to give thrust to the biotechnology industry in the country, DBT-BIRAP aims to provide financial support in form of soft loans and grants for Strengthening the already existing Bio-incubators and also for establishing new generation Biotechnology Incubators with an objective to create knowledge and develop entrepreneurship in biotechnology. The focus could be on the following areas in the biotechnology sectors: Biopharma, Bioagri, Industrial Biotechnology, Bioenergy and other areas of life sciences. The Bio-incubators for SMEs and start-ups/Innovation Centre only for start-ups could be as a standalone facility or as a part of an existing University/ Institute or Park. They would cater to the requirements of start-up’s and SMEs.

BIRAP invites Letters of Intent (LOI) from interested public and private academic institutions (Universities, Research Institutes) / SEZs / etc for the development of Biotechnology Incubator Projects/s.

Interested Parties may download the “Project Information Memorandum”, LOI format and other required detailed information from www.birapdbt.nic.in. Short listing of the LOIs would be done in two weeks based on the listed criteria and the selected participants will be informed. Subsequently a detailed proposal will have to be submitted.

The last date for submission of LOI documents is 15th July, 2011. LOIs are to be submitted by e-mail with all the documents and attachments in a single file to rdhar.birap@nic.in / rkumar.birap@nic.in

For further details contact:
Dr. Ravi Dhar, Consultant
IP cell, BIRAP Email; rdhar.birap@nic.in
Mr. Rajneesh Kumar, Programme Manager,
Technology Transfer, BIRAP
Email: rkumar.birap@nic.in

Phone Number: 011-47744500