Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), is a partnership programme with the industry, for support on a cost sharing basis, towards development of novel and high risk futuristic technologies. The focus here is on viability gap funding and enhancing existing R&D capacities. BIPP has been initiated under Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Programme (BIRAP), a unique initiative of DBT being implemented in partnership with ABLE and BCIL to nurture R&D and innovation in Biotech Industry.
BCIL was the nodal agency for managing BIPP from its inception in 2009, until March 2014. During this period 122 projects (91 companies) were funded by DBT.
The scheme is currently being managed by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).