KIIT-TBI Ecosystem with the support of

BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY RESEARCH ASSISTANCE COUNCIL (BIRAC)

BIOTECHNOLOGY IGNITION GRANT (BIG)
North East

Special Call North East

Upto INR 50 Lakhs Grant-in-Aid for 24 Months

ABOUT: BIG North East

Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) North East Special Call is a flagship program of BIRAC which ignites young startups and entrepreneurial individuals from North East to establish and validate a Proof of Concept (PoC) for an innovative idea. BIG North East also supports innovations relevant to the challenges or needs of the North East region. KIIT-Technology Business Incubator is the only implementation partner for BIG North East in the entire nation.

Objectives: BIG North East

Foster the generation of ideas with commercialization potential from and for North East.
Proof of Concept (PoC)
Encourage Innovators and Entrepreneurial researchers to take technology closer to market through a start up
Foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem of North East India.

Funding: BIG North East

Up to INR 50 Lakhs Grant-in-Aid

Eligibility: BIG North East

Individual Innovators with Graduate Degree in any discipline, Research Scholar, Scientist, Faculty belonging from North East or is willing to implement the venture in North East .
Startups incorporated not more than 5 years ago from the date of application.

Duration: BIG North East

24 months

Thematic Area: BIG North East

agriculture (1)

Agriculture

stem-cells

Biosimilars &
Stem Cells

medicine-drug

Drugs Including
Drug Delivery

biotechnology

Industrial
Biotechnology

diagnostic

Devices &
Diagnostics

vaccines (1)

Vaccines

bioinformatics (2)

Bioinformatics &
Facilities

innovation (1)

Other Emerging Technology

Impact: BIG North East

TImeline: BIG North East

BIG NER National Call

Online application accepted during 45 days call window

Eligibility Check

Scrutiny by BIG Partner as per BIG guidelines. The project must belong to NER or must be implemented in NER

Preliminary Selection
Committee (PSC)

Scheme fit and adequate technical details are evaluated

Online Review

Blind peer review by subject matter experts from NER

Thematic Technical
Evaluation Panel

One-to-one presentation before the Technical Expert Panel

Result Declaration

Final decision with respect to scores and expert suggestion

BIG North East: Grantees

Meet the Mentors