Address of main office and its Branches – 6-8th floor, Block-2, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
Frequency of Meetings – 3-4 meetings per year
Can public participate in the meetings? – No
Are minutes of the meetings prepared? – Yes
15. Apex Committee of SBIRI (ACS)” under the new scheme “Small Business Innovation Research Initiative” for Public Private Partnership of the Department of Biotechnology.
Name and address of the Affiliated Body –
Apex Committee of SBIRI (ACS)” under the new scheme “Small Business Innovation Research Initiative”
Type of Affiliated Body (Board, Council, Committees, Other Bodies ):
Brief Introduction of the Affiliated Body (Establishment Year, Objective / Main Activities) –
- Established in October, 2005 vide O. M. No. BT/04(SBIRI)/Main/2005-PID date: 18th Oct., 2005
Terms of Reference of the Committee are :
o lay down the policy guidelines for utilization of ‘SBIRI’ funds for promoting early stage, pre-proof–of-concept research and development and commercialization of new indigenous biotechnology for societal needs.
To facilitate effective implementation of the scheme “Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)”.
To evolve procedures and mechanisms for generation of novel ideas/concepts/projects in biotechnology having national relevance.
To develop any other programme that facilitates the promotion of the objectives of the Scheme.
To consider the projects recommended by Technical Screening Committee for support under this Scheme.
To suggest any modifications for improvement in the Scheme for achieving the objective of the Scheme successfully.
Role of the Affiliated Body (Advisory / Managing / Executive / Others) – Advisory
The tenure of this Committee is for a period of one year w.e.f. October, 2005 subject to revision at any time as per the need and directions of the competent authority.
Structure and Member Composition –
Dr. M. K. Bhan
Secretary, DBT, New Delhi
Dr. G. Padmanaban,
Chairman, Technical Screening Committee of SBIRI and
Emeritus Scientist & Honorary Professor
Indian Institute of Science
Following members will be involved in discussion and finalizing the recommendations regarding providing funds under SBIRI to different projects, apart from the discussion on different policy issues.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
Federation House, Tansen Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Shri N. Srinivasan
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
23, Institutional Area
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
not below the rank of Joint Secretary
Following members will be involved in the discussion on policy issues related to the scheme SBIRI. They will not be a part of the discussion on individual projects and towards finalizing the recommendations regarding providing funds to different projects under SBIRI.
Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE)