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Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP)

Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) supports the development of necessary technologies in the circumstances of recognized national priorities in the area of health, bio-energy, agriculture and green manufacturing. It is an “Ideation to Late Stage” programme started by BIRAC. It supports the development of technologies in the context of recognized national priorities. It is an advanced technological scheme especially for high risk, transformational technology or process development. It is for high-risk futuristic technology and is mainly for the viability of gap funding. The uniqueness of this scheme is that it is for “Breakthrough research” which will enable the products and the process development while it is still patentable, with IP ownership rights resting with industry.

The Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) is a partnership with the Government of India and with industries for public support on a cost-sharing basis for:

  1. Research in futuristic technological areas making Indian industry globally competitive and having major economic potential and are focused on IP creation with the ownership by the Indian industry and collaborating with relevant scientists.
  2. The development of necessary technological machines/infrastructure of recognized national priorities in the area of agriculture, green manufacturing, health, bioenergy, whereby the scale of these problems has a serious consequence for economic and social development.

BIPP Proposals are invited under 7 broad themes:

  • Bioinformatics & facilities that virtually cover every aspect of Biotechnology
  • Drugs including drug Delivery
  • Industrial Biotechnology including Secondary Agriculture and
  • Vaccines and clinical trials
  • Agriculture
  • Biosimilars & stem cells
  • Devices & Diagnostics

Features of BIPP

  • Providing support for high risk and accelerated technological development, especially in futuristic technologies.
  • Providing for all the necessary product evaluation and validation through support for large scale and limited field trial for agriculture products and clinical trials (Phases I, II, III) for health care products.
  • Providing supporting research project for potential IP generation.

BIPP Categories for Support:




Areas having major social relevance but uncertain market-driven demand


Areas having high risk and discovery of innovation research with relevance for making India globally competitive


The validation & evaluation of pre-existing products of high national

importance of promoting local innovation (Clinical Trials)


The validation & evaluation of pre-existing products of high national importance promoting local innovation (Agriculture Field Trials)


The sharing of the cost of major facilities that are critical for enabling innovation

Who can Apply?

  1. Single or consortia of Indian Company – Small, Medium or Large.

Any Indian Company which is registered under Indian Companies Act, 2013 and with at least a Minimum 51% of the shares of the Company being held by Indian Citizens holding an Indian passport and Overseas Citizenship of India. The proposals can be submitted:

  • Solely by any Indian Company.
  • Jointly by any Indian Company along with a National R&D Organization and Institutions.
  • A group of Indian Companies with the National Research Organization.
  1. B) The applicant Company should either have:
    • Adequate and necessary in-house facility to address the project implementation and success.
    • A registered incubation with any of the recognized Incubation Facility.

Eligibility Criteria for Academic Collaborator

  • Any private/public university/colleges in India
  • National research laboratories and organisations
  • Not-for-profit private research societies/foundation/labs


  • The proposals are required to be submitted online only.
  • Online proposal submission can be done through the registered company users only during an active call.
  • Usually, four calls are advertised each year. Special calls on certain identified priority areas are also advertised.
  • Log on the BIRAC
  • If you are a registered user, log-in using the credentials.

Otherwise, registration of interested companies can be done by clicking on New User Registration.

In the case of new user registration, a computer-generated password will be sent to the email-id provided at the time of registration. The password can be changed later.

The following details to be filled for registration:

  • New User Name
  • Applicant Type (Company)
  • Email ID
  • PAN
  • Address
  • Street/Village
  • City/Town
  • Country
  • State
  • Pin/Zip Code
  • Landline
  • Mobile No.
  • Fax Details
  • Website (URL)
  • Contact details

Once you enter the above-mentioned details, enter the Security code and click on “Register”.

You can “Call for Proposal” and get the necessary details by clicking on this CALL FOR PROPOSAL, which will redirect you to the page.

If the applicant is in need of getting the step by step method of submitting a proposal, then please click on HOW TO SUBMIT PROPOSAL?

Call for Proposals

There are mainly three calls for proposals launched in a year:

  • 15th February–31st March
  • 15th June–31st July
  • 15th October–30th November

Other similar Government initiatives:


National Equity Fund Scheme

Equity Grant Fund Scheme