BIRAC Bio-Incubator

IIT Kanpur, in 2001 established the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (BSBE) to act as focal point for research in the area of Health and Biotechnology. Thereby, in order to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and utilize the IITK expertise as well as resources, BIRAC under BISS established new world class Bio-incubator at IIT Kanpur.


The Bio-incubator at IITK, offers a whole gamut of incubation facilities and services to the prospective entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to convert their innovative ideas into commercially viable products. It incubates ventures in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and other related areas. Regular events like entrepreneurial talk series, workshops and seminars have offered Bio-incubator a good interface and visibility in the region.

Bio-incubator provides a thriving ecosystem, conducive for the growth of startups, which comprises:

  • World class Infrastructure
  • Excellent support services including the mentor and funding support
  • Student-run clubs and activities
  • Events and networking opportunities
  • IP and technology transfer cell

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