The National Biotechnology Development Strategy (2015-2020) aims to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub by creating a technology development and translation network across the country through establishment of clusters, incubators, technology transfer centres etc.
Accordingly, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, is inviting proposals to establish BIOTECH URJIT CLUSTER i.e. ”University Research Joint Industry Translational Cluster” in the country to synergize resources between institutions, Universities research laboratories, industries and SMEs for technology & product development and building enterprises.
This call addresses Indian National research laboratories focusing on life sciences in collaboration with universities, medical schools, technical institutes, industries, incubators, SMEs in the life sciences sector with a proven track record on research, technology and product development.
Call for Papers
The purpose of Biotech URJIT Cluster scheme is to complement and enhance the translational and commercialization potential of inventions & innovations coming out of academic research activities.
Each Biotech URJIT Cluster will be anchored at certain geography or region. All partners of the Biotech URJIT Cluster should be in close geographical proximity to allow easy collaborations.
- Scientific merit
Each cluster should submit a proposal in the format towards achieving any of the priority SDG through cutting-edge life sciences research and its translation
Joint, priority Research programs identified for cooperation between the cluster partners
- Implementation Strategy
Cluster coordination mechanism/working group formation
Role/responsibility and contribution of each partnering organization
Plan for Technology transfer/commercialisation/public deployment mechanisms
Realistically planned activities with regard to timeline and budget
- Cluster Strength (statistics for the last 3 years)
Patents/publications/tech developed, transferred, commercialized by cluster partner organizations in the specified domain
Number of Students in life sciences Masters and research programs in the cluster, scientists and academic professors with research track-record
Credibility and track-record in regard to implementing the project
Strength of partnering industry/SMEs in terms of R&D, technology/product development
Incubation facilities in the cluster including start-ups incubated, exited and attracted additional funding
Investors in the region for life sciences translation- Angel, VCs.
Track-record for partnership between major partnering institutions
- Impact and deliverables
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be served through the effort
Potential to implement high-end joint research programs with industry
Potential to create technopreneurs and successful start-ups in the domain
As mentioned under point no. 1, National research laboratories focusing on life sciences in collaboration with universities, medical schools, technical institutes, industries, incubators, SMEs in the life sciences sector with a proven track-record on research, technology and product development are eligible. In addition, it is desirable to have linkages and partnerships with State Governments and investors.
- Interested candidates can submit a proposal here.
- Last date of submission is 1st Feb 2021
Dr Kalaivani Ganesan, Scientist E, Department of Biotechnology
Dr Rajesh Ghangal, Scientist C, Department of Biotechnology
DBT Application support – e-promise team