The Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, was launched in 2005 to boost Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) efforts in the country. SBIRI was the first of its kind, early stage, innovation focused PPP initiative in the area of Biotechnology. Launching of SBIRI has worked as an enabling platform for the target organizations to realize their potential in terms of product and process development and taking them to the market.
|Name||Small Business Innovation Research Initiative Scheme|
|Also known as||SBIRI|
|Launched by||Government of India|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Science & Technology|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Objective||To support new indigenous technologies|
Objective and Benefits of Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)
•To provide support for early stage, pre-proof-of-concept research in biotechnology by industry.
•To support new indigenous technologies particularly those related to societal needs in the healthcare, food and nutrition, agriculture and other sectors.
•To nurture and mentor innovative and emerging technologies/entrepreneurs, to assist new enterprises to forge appropriate linkages with academia and government.
How to apply for Small Business Innovation Research Initiative(SBIRI)