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’.
Mandate of the Meet:
The discussions will aim at chalking the action plans required to scale up the innovations pertaining to the biosciences sector that affect the lives of a 1.3 billion in India and has potential to make positive impact on the masses across the globe. 5 BIRAC Innovators would also be awarded for their outstanding contributions and Innovative products/technologies.
BIRAC 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. Its 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.
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 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 its support. 31 early stage technologies have been developed and 105 New Intellectual Property (IP) generated.