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BIG Awareness Session | Jan 19th, 2021 | 10:30am to 11:30am

HTIC Medtech Incubator as a BIRAC’s Associate BIG Partner inviting applications for the 18th call BIG GRANT. We are organizing a “BIG Awareness Session” on Jan 19th (Tuesday), 2021 via Zoom.

Registration Link – https://forms.gle/vaUVoji7FmA67wy36

Link to Join the Session- Zoom

Meeting ID: 999 8388 6679

Passcode: 567036   

Date : Jan 19, 2020 (Tuesday)

Time : 10:30am to 11:30am


  • Big Scheme Overview and Process Flow.
  • Insights into Big Requirements and Application Submission.
  • Q&A Session


BIG (Biotechnology Ignition Grant) is a flagship scheme of BIRAC which recognizes and invests in innovative ideas in the biotech sector. The ideas should have clear potential to translate into commercial products/technologies. BIG supports individual entrepreneurs/ start-ups from ideation to Proof of Concept (PoC). Under the BIG scheme, BIRAC provides grant-in-aid of upto INR 50 lakhs (approx USD 75,000) for a period of 18 months.

Areas supported under BIG:

BIG scheme supports innovation under Healthcare, Lifesciences, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Drugs, Vaccines, Drug Formulations and delivery systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Agriculture, Secondary agriculture, Waste Management, Sanitation, Clean Energy and related areas.

Who Can Apply

BIRAC invites proposals from Biotech Start-ups and Individual Entrepreneurs with innovative idea having potential for commercialization. Eligible entities include:

  • Start-up age allowed for a registered company/ LLP incorporated under BIG w.e.f 1st Aug 2020: 5 years.
  • Scientists, Faculty, Research Scholars, and Graduates in any discipline incubating/ intend to incubate at a BioIncubator.
  • Eligibility criteria for start-ups under BIG has been revised.


Support Provided by IITM HTIC MedTech Incubator as a BIG Associate Partner

  • Orientation from Innovators & Entrepreneurs on the eligibility and aim of BIG schemes.
  • Mentor and handhold prospective BIG applicants and assist them for application.
  • Mentoring provided for areas including but not limited to technical, business, IP, legal, regulatory etc.
  • Facilitate connects and networking for BIG applicants.

Application submission opens on 1st of January, 2021 & Closes on 15th February, 2021 (5:30pm)

For more details Please visit – https://htic.iitm.ac.in/mti/grant/program-scheme/

Please email us for more details at big@htic.iitm.ac.in