This is the site of BIG Conclave 2018.  Welcome to all BIG Grantees, BIG Partners, Mentors/ Experts/ Reviewers/ Investors and the BIRAC team! Join us on 27-28 July 2018 at Venture Center, Pune for a get-together of the BIG Community.

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BIRAC‘s Biotech Ignition Grant (BIG) is a pioneering early stage grant funding program supporting innovative ideas right from concept to proof-of-concept (POC) to POC validation stage.

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, set up by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs. For more info, visit BIRAC’s website.

The 2018 edition of BIG Conclave is being hosted by Venture Center, Pune. Venture Center is one of six BIG Partners who manage the BIG programme on behalf of BIRAC. Venture Center is India’s leading inventive enterprises incubator hosted by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune and mentored by the NCL Innovations team. It won the National Award for TBIs in 2015 from the President of India. More recently, Venture Center has received the AABI (Asian) Incubator of the Year award fro 2018. For more info, visit Venture Center’s website. The Venture Center is also home to the BIRAC Regional Bio-Innovation Centre (BRBC).