Overview

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is a start-up funding programme of DBT-BIRAC to support research projects that aim to establish or validate proof of concept for a promising and innovative technology idea with commercialization potential in all areas of life sciences, medtech and healthcare domains.

Through BIG funding, a grant of up to 50 Lakhs for 18 months is provided to biotech start ups and entrepreneurial individuals to propel best in class innovative ideas to a POC-the first major milestone in the product development cycle.

The salient purpose of the BIG scheme is to:

  • Foster generation of ideas with commercialization potential.
  • Facilitate transformation of an idea into a proof of concept.
  • Encourage entrepreneurship by researchers and faculty.
  • Stimulate enterprise formation.

As a BIG partner, we manage hand-hold, monitor and provide guidance to BIG grantees including connecting them to investors and technical experts. Although KIIT-TBI joined as BIG partner from 4th Call, we are witnessing a steady rise in BIG applicants from start ups and entrepreneurial individuals. Until now, 38 innovative projects have been funded under BIG Scheme, spanning all areas of life science and med tech. Many of our BIG grantees have also successfully established their own commercial ventures.

Announcements

  • New BIRAC Announces 13 th Call For Proposals under Biotechnology Ignition Grant (1st July – 16th August, 2018 (5:30 pm), click link (www.birac.nic.in) View BIG Flyer

Programme Benefits

Grant-in –aid of upto 50 lakhs from BIRAC

Incubation & Mentorship Support by KIIT-TBI

International Exposure Visit & Investor Meet Pitching opportunity

Seed Funding of up to INR 25 Lacs may be awarded to enable advancement to the next stage

Referrals and advice for further follow-on-funding


Funded Projects

Development of novel low cost Negative Pressure Wound Therapy device

Dr. Joseph Thomas

Commercial scale cultivation of microalgae for extracting valuable compounds from algae biomass

Microbloom Tech Private Limited

Venoms derived drugs for multi drug resistant-tuberculosis

Dr.Raman Parkesh

A novel screening tool for rapid detection of ocular pathogens

Dr.Smruti rekha Priyadarshini

Paper-chip based technology to test for Fat, SNF, Common Adulterants, Somatic Cells and Bacterial Load in Milk

Barla Technologies Private Limited

Development of biomedical device for efficient surveillance of inpatients on IV line

Smartify Health Private Limited

Novel Drug eluting Bio film platform

Jubeln life sciences Private Limited

Development of Innovative cloning strategy and process for Ranibizumab production in antibiotic free media for high yield, better purity and cost effective.

Ameliorate Biotech Private Limited

Microbial consortium based biofertilizer for increased Ramie Fiber yield

Dr. Shaon Ray Chaudhuri

Development of Novel Minimally-Invasive Nasolacrimal Recanalizer for Treatment of Chronic Dacryocystitis

Dr. Suryasnata Rath

An affordable antigen based diagnostic kit for early detection of acute Chikungunya virus infection

OHS Biotech Private Limited

Value added products from agricultural waste

MAHAMMAD GULEBAHAR SHEIKH

An integrated immunoassay device for community screening

Mr. Rohan Aggarwal

Developing improved diagnostics for Dengue, based on NASBA assay of non-invasive clinical samples

Dr.Debasis Biswas

Biodegradable & Medicated Root Canal Scaffolds

Dr.Hardik Makkar

Process Development for the Production of UV-protective, Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Pigments from Bacterial Source Using Dairy Waste

Dr. Santosh Kumar Jha

Management of Indian snake bites by developing aIgY based LFA-SVDK for cost effective onsite application.

Lorven Biologics Private Limited

Development of novel enzyme based processing aid for the reduction of acrylamide in different thermally processed food products

Mr. Rahul Chatterjee

Developing improved diagnostics for Dengue, based on NASBA assay of non-invasive clinical samples

Dr.Debasis Biswas

Biodegradable & Medicated Root Canal Scaffolds

Dr.Hardik Makkar

To demonstrate POC for a Non-invasive Myoelectric arm with SEMG sensors and Machine Learning algorithms

Dee Dee Labs Private Limited

Affordable sexed semen technology for successful dairy farming

Adit Bioscience Private Limited

Development of novel approach for Recovering Silk-Sericin from Industrial Effluents for value-added products

Mrs. Smrita Pradhan

Development and evaluation of therapeutic efficacy of novel Escherichia coli asparaginase for the treatment of childhood acute lymphatic leukemia

Dr.Avinash Sonawane

Dental alloplasts made from bioactive phosphate glasses

SynThera Biomedical Private Limited

Development of a Genetic Transformation Kit for Plants

Visargha Agri Sciences Private Limited

Development of Low-Cost Micro device for Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Alzheimer disease

Trans Integra Healthcare Private Limited

Development of novel, self-expandable, axially flexible and low cost non-vascular stents

Embryyo Technologies Private Limited

Tear Dipstick immunoassay for diagnosis of adult primary glaucoma

Dr. Aparna Rao

Point-of-Care Diagnostic Kit for Diarrheal Bacterial Pathogens

Dr.Priti Sundar Mohanty

Development of novel platform for delivery of anticancer drugs

CyCa OncoSolutions Pvt Ltd

Development of a rapid and sensitive non-invasive agglutination method for diagnosis of UTI

Dr.Surajit Bhattacharjee

Networked Critical Care Monitoring in Low Resource Settings

Lattice Innovations Pvt Ltd

Novel formulations of some anti- cancer drugs for metronomic chemotherapy

Ms. Chaitali Surve

Multiplexed bead based suspension array for dengue serotyping

Dr. Biswadeep Das

De-metalizer Kit from Biopolymers for Efficient Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Contaminated Water Especially of the Mining Areas

Dr. Luna Goswami

Development of food colourants and textile dyes from natural pigments of microbial origin

Dr.Suresh kumar Singh

Nano bio-sensor for detecting the efficacy of mosquitocidal repellants

Dr.Raghabendra Samantray

RECOMBINANT ENABLING MDR PLATFORM

Dr. Shrikant Mishra

Realtime In situ Functional Characterization and Monitoring of Cutaneous Wound Healing Progression

SkinCurate Research Private Limited

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