Funds for researchers and start-ups

Funds for researchers and start-ups
To increase the growth of entrepreneurs, IKP Knowledge Park has partnered with Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) to implement the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) scheme. The BIG scheme was launched in June of 2012 for the early stage start-ups and researchers looking to start their own company, especially for those who wish to establish and validate the technology ideas at the proof-of-concept stage. BIG scheme focuses on innovations pertained in various fields of biotechnology including healthcare, drug delivery, medical devices and diagnostics, industrial biotechnology, bio-energy, agriculture, and so on. As a part of BIG scheme, the chosen candidates will receive up to INR 50 lakhs for a research project with duration of upto 18 months. Additionally, the candidates will receive mentoring and networking help from a BIG Partner of the applicant's choice during the course of the project. The 8th BIG call is expected to open in the month of January 2016 for proposal submission.
How to cite this article:
Ramjee Pallela. Funds for researchers and start-ups. BioLim O-Media. 02 April, 2017. 5(4).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0211.