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Advanced Research Translation (ART) program 

The BITS BioCyTiH Foundation has introduced the Advanced Research Translation (ART) Program as a component of the Technology Development vertical.

ART offers crucial support for translational research that revolves around advanced technology and market-ready products. Its primary aim is to expedite the transformation of academic research into viable commercial products and technologies. These translational initiatives may either focus on Bio-CPS or incorporate a strategy to seamlessly integrate a Bio-CPS component into the project for value enhancement. All these efforts are geared towards effectively addressing significant technical and financial challenges within the healthcare, agriculture, and environmental sectors.

We invite research groups, scientists, faculty members, industry professionals, and institutions to submit proposals for translational research projects. Collaborative projects are strongly encouraged and preferred. (Collaboration between University & BITS Faculty, University & Industry/Startup, Research Establishments/Scientist & Academia, etc. Preference will be given to collaborations with BITS Faculty/Industry)

Why Should you Apply?

  • Get funding support for translatable research work (at/above TRL 5)
  • Develop your lab prototype into Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Spin off a startup from your R&D outputs

Application areas supported under ART program:

  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Water

Examples: Biosensors, Precision Agriculture, Water purification, Digital MedTech, IoT, etc.

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must hold a regular position within an academic institute or a government research establishment (ISRO, CSIR, ICAR, IARI, DRDO, etc ).
  2. The Principal Investigator (PI) should have the necessary access to labs (for research, testing, fabrication, etc.) to conduct the proposed translational project.
  3. The proposals should meet the following technical criteria at the time of application:
    • The technology/product should be at a mature stage, poised for commercialization.
    • Demonstrable technology.
    • Feasibility to meet market requirements is a must.
    • Obtaining regulatory approvals is desirable.

Funding support

    1. Funds : Up to INR 60.00 Lakhs

Budget Planning
Consumables Maximum of 30% of project cost
Outsourced services Maximum of 30% of project cost
Manpower Maximum of 25% of project cost
Equipment Maximum of 5% of project cost
Travel Maximum up to 50k
Overhead Maximum of 5% of project cost

   

    2. Duration of support: 12 months (extendable up to 3 months on merits)

    3. Application deadline:  June 30th, 2024, by 5:00 PM IST

Key Outcome

  • Deployable technical solution with promise of impact.
  • Ownership of the new intellectual property (IP) will be shared with BITS BioCyTiH foundation (BBF).
  • The technology transfer will be facilitated by BBF, and a mutually agreed fee or royalty will be applicable.
  • In the event of a startup emerging from this project, BBF should be offered equity, and the startups are encouraged to avail of incubation services offered by BBF.

Selection Process

The selection process will be competitive. It will be based on the quality of proposal, online presentation, and necessary due diligence.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Guidelines

1 Submit the proposal on the google form link Link
2 Preview of the form Preview

 

Keep following documents ready before filling the google form

1 Image of Proof of Concept / Prototype / Product *  
2   Annexure 1: Milestones & Budget * Download
3 Proof of regular employment of PI *  
4 Existing partnership details e.g. Memorandum of Understanding   
5 Clinical trial evidence  
6 Product certifications  
7 Licensing deal  
8 Declaration * Download

* required documents

Max size of individual document 10MB

Contact Information 

For any queries mail to info@biocytih.co.in with subject line ART Call 2 Application << Project name >>

For Further inquiries please visit our website https://www.biocytih.co.in/ 

The BITS BioCyTiH Foundation has introduced the Advanced Research Translation (ART) Program as a component of the Technology development vertical.

ART offers crucial support for translational research that revolves around advanced technology and market-ready products. Its primary aim is to expedite the transformation of academic research into viable commercial products and technologies. These translational initiatives may either focus on Bio-CPS or incorporate a strategy to seamlessly integrate a Bio-CPS component into the project for value enhancement. All these efforts are geared towards effectively addressing significant technical and financial challenges within the healthcare, agriculture, and environmental sectors.

We invite research groups, scientists, faculty members, industry professionals, and institutions to submit proposals for such translational projects which need crucial follow-up (‘last-mile’) support to achieve high development maturity. Collaborative projects are strongly encouraged and shall be preferred. (Examples : Collaboration between University and BITS faculty scientists, University/R&D  establishment & Industry/Startup, Scientist of a national lab & academic faculty, etc.). Preference will be given to collaborations with BITS Faculty/Industry.

Why Should you Apply?

  • Get funding support for translatable research work (at/above TRL 5)
  • Opportunity to develop a lab prototype into a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Spin off a viable startup based on your R&D outputs

Application areas supported under ART program:

  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Water

Examples: Biosensors, Precision Agriculture, Water governance, Digital health, IoT, etc.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applicant must hold a regular / tenured position within an organization or an academic institute.
  3. The Principal Investigator (PI) should have necessary access to labs (for research, testing, fabrication, etc.) to carry out the proposed translational project.
  4. The proposals should meet the following technical criteria at the time of application:
    • The technology/product should be at a mature stage, poised for commercialization.
    • Demonstrable technology (PoC)
    • Feasibility to meet market requirements is a must.
    • Obtaining regulatory approvals is desirable.
  1. Funding support
  • Funds: Up to INR 50.00 Lakhs
  • Duration of support: 12 months (extendable by up to 3 months on merits)
  • Application deadline: January 8th, 2024, by 10:00 PM IST
  1. Key outcomes

IP, Technology transfer or deployable technical solution with promise of impact.

  1. Selection Process

The selection process will be competitive. It will be based on the quality of proposal, presentation (online), and necessary due diligence including IP encumbrances.

  1. Proposal submission Guidelines

The proposal should be submitted as a PDF file adhering to the format provided in Annexure A.

Please provide the following documents along with application:

<    Link for Annexure -A    >

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  1. Proof of regular employment with the institute/organization.
  2. Any existing partnership details e.g. MoU, Agreement etc.
  3. Additional background information, product technology details, relevant data, along with justifications for meeting/exceeding the eligibility criteria.
  4. Mail the password secured proposal and a graphical abstract to – Dhanshree Thulkar, PhD < manager.technology@biocytih.co.in >

The Password to the proposal should be mailed separately to – Anil Wali < ceo@biocytih.co.in >

  1. Contact Information

For Further inquiries please visit our website https://www.biocytih.co.in/ or mail to manager.technology@biocytih.co.in