5th BIRAC Innovators Meet

BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council), a non-profit Public Sector Enterprise under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, is organizing the 5th Innovators Meet on 22-23 September 2016 in New Delhi.

The theme of the meet would be ‘Biotech Innovation Ecosystem – Strategizing the Next Leap’.

The Innovators Meet is being organized for marking BIRAC’s continuous efforts to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in all places of research.

BIRAC’s mandate is to serve as a single window interface to promote affordable innovation in key social sectors with higher focus on start-ups & small and medium enterprises.

It is a confluence of around 300 Scientists, Entrepreneurs & Industry Experts, and Policy Makers, who come together to discuss the contemporary issues in the biotech innovation ecosystem and to leverage the networking opportunities offered by the platform.

In the past 5 years, BIRAC has forged partnerships with reputed organizations such as Tekes, Finland; Hort Innovation Australia; and Nesta, UK. These partnerships and BIRAC’s initiatives have made it possible to supported more than 300 Biotech Companies, mainly Start-ups and SMEs and over 100 young Entrepreneurs.

Today, over 35 Products/technologies mainly Healthcare Devices and Industrial products have been delivered through BIRAC support.

31 early stage technologies have been developed and 105 New Intellectual Property (IP) generated.