Mizoram University BioNEST

The Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) is the 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).

Special Call for BIG-NER would support innovative ideas ‘from’ and ‘for implementation/deployment in’ North East Region of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura). The proposals should highlight the application of the potential outcome in North Eastern Regions.

Grant-in-aid support of up to INR 50 lakhs would be provided to startups and entrepreneurs for a period of 24 months.

BioNEST-KIIT TBI, Bhubaneswar is the BIRAC’s BIG Partner for implementation of the special call for NER.

BioNEST-KIIT TBI & Mizoram University BioNEST are gearing up to conduct an ONLINE BIG Grant Writing Worksop on the 22nd September at 3:00 PM. Kindy register for the same at https://forms.gle/6wtoLAoPrK9tWUop8 (Closed!)

MZU BioNEST – BEM is a biotechnology incubator to assist start up enterprises in accelerating development and commercialization of new technologies by providing incubator space and state of the art “Plug & Play” laboratories. BioNEST is a facility funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to provide infrastructure and scientific support to researchers, investors and entrepreneurs looking to transform innovations in life sciences, medical technology and environmental sciences into viable and successful enterprises.

Mizoram University was accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC in 2019. The University was ranked as one of the top 100 Universities in India,assessed by the NIRF rankings in 2016, 2017 and 2018 under MHRD. The University
has 33 functioning academic departments offering UG, PG, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes under 8 Schools of Study. The University has 35 affiliated colleges and one constituent college.

Focus Areas

Initiate, expand and deepen the incubation service and related Social entrepreneurship initiatives in the area of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Community based rural livelihood resources at Mizoram University.

Creation of state-of-art infrastructure and intellectual resources, IPR and Social Entrepreneurship environment for budding entrepreneurs

Provide training programs in emerging technologies for incubates.