Inviting suggestions for relevant theme for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award

Inviting suggestions for relevant theme for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award
Last Date Aug 16,2017 00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) is a Section 8 'Not-for-profit Company' under the Companies Act, 2013 set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of ...

BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) is a Section 8 'Not-for-profit Company' under the Companies Act, 2013 set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India as an interface agency to promote industry-academia partnerships in the field of Biotechnology. BIRAC over the last five years has initiated several schemes, networks and platforms that help to bridge the existing gaps in the industry –academia innovation research and facilitate novel, high quality, affordable product development through cutting edge technologies.

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BIRAC plans to launch BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award which will be a competition that will bring solutions and breakthroughs to a problem that is currently intractable. This award will help solve the problem in a defined time frame and develop an affordable product/solution which is of global excellence. The envisioned areas for the Challenge draw upon the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as Good Health and Sanitation. The indicative areas for suggesting themes for BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award are:

Health: Foster healthy lives and promote well-being of society through development of products especially in medical technology (Devices and diagnostics) which can alleviate healthcare challenges in India. Indications are: reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, end the epidemics of communicable diseases.

Sanitation: Ensures that communities have access to equitable sanitation & hygiene for all and end open defecation.

We invite you to please suggest themes based on the above mentioned areas under which we can launch a challenge to develop functional prototypes leading to globally excellent products & solutions which will render an affordable, faster and impactful solution to critical issues.

Last date of submission is 15th August, 2017

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PRAVEEN_496 4 years 1 month ago

अपने प्रयोगो में मैने पाया हमारे हिमाचल कई भागो में आज कल ऐसे घौंगे मिलते है जो जो निचे उतरने के लिय इस्पात से भी मजबुत धागा छोड़ते है जिनहे आसानी से पालतु वनाया जा सकता । इस से बुलेट प्रुफ जैकटे और टोपिया वनाई जा सकती है जो ईस्पात से कई गुणा हल्की होगी

NANDAN SHERLEKAR 4 years 1 month ago

My suggestion is to develop technology for carbon fibre by feeding carbon nanotubes or graphene to silkworms thus producing hi-tech carbon fiber which can be used in electronics and making carbon fibre components .developed countries are already into this area. I had written a letter to silk board Bangalore premier institute but no response.carbon fiber is futuristic material in aviation , automobile, defence.I am not aware of any progress done in our country in this regard could be profitable.

Rintil Mathew Jacob 4 years 1 month ago

I would like to suggest two themes for each category.
1. Bio-Air Purifier for Medical Institutions and home (which can kill the bad bacterias and virus in the air while keeping the good ones intact).
2. Bio Technology in mosquito controlling

1. Cost-efficient Bio toilets for the rural areas.
2. Innovative ideas to keep the water sources clean and water habitats replenish using bio technology.


utkarsh totla 4 years 1 month ago

The main themes of the Contest can be: 1. Most innovative, efficient and economic health service or product for Rural India, 2. Most innovative organization in biotechnology research sector, 3.Best product of biotechnology in sanitation, 4. Most effective biotechnology to monitor health, 5.Biotechnology of future, 6.Individual innovator in Biotechnology in field of health and sanitation, 7. Most advanced, efficient, scalable and accepted biotechnology. these themes can be adopted.

Maragatharaj 4 years 1 month ago

My humble suggestion is that we should pay more concern to tuberculosis with respect to MDR-TB. Another suggestion is to develop a mobile kit to monitor malnutrition in children.
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Sumit S V 4 years 1 month ago

Please find my suggestions on theme for BIRACIAL
1. Biotechnology Entrepreneurship in Water and Sanitation
2. Biotechnology for a Better Tomorrow
3. Biotechnology for Food Security and Safety
4. Bioremediation for Safe Waste treatment
5. Biotechnology for Agrarian revival

JAYARAMAN PICHUMANI 4 years 1 month ago

My daughter is studying in 2nd year Biomedical Engineering. She got an idea on research of DNA re-arrangement for arresting hereditary diseases like sugar, cancer, BP etc., I request BIRAC to provide her an opportunity.

KAMAL SINGH 4 years 1 month ago

a suggestion which may be useful to save cows--- our ARMED /POLICE /CAPF personnel wear a belt and shoes i.e. made by leather. if govt support the mission of saving cows. each BELTDHARI shd b ordered to wear juite made belt and sports shoes on their uniform. I want to make it clear that it will not even decrease the efficiency and looking(turnout) of force/police. BUT WILL BE A GREAT STEP FOR SAVING INNOCENT ANIMALS. wearing of leather belt & shoes also harms ethical values of some pers.

KAMAL SINGH 4 years 1 month ago

sir there are about 7-8 lakh CAPF personnel whose draws pay and allowances through bank, so in the forces regimental institutions like canteen,mess etc there should be clear order to sale and collection of mess dues/advance through cards. each CAPF unit shd b clearly ordered to use their credit/debit card for their internal use. This also may be applied for army also. this will enhance cashless transaction and decrease the paper works and corruption also.