Industry Linked Biotechnology Research Scheme (IBRS)

The Scheme facilitates Academia-Industry interaction by undertaking projects in collaboration with an industrial partner which should result in commercializing the product or process or service. The selection is through a peer-review mechanism and evaluation by an expert committee.

Applications are invited twice every year during January and June.

Maximum grant for a project is Rs. 25 lakhs for three years (excluding overhead cost @ 10% of the project cost) with a minimum of 10% share from the industry.

Scientists and Technologists of R&D Centres / Academic Institutions / Organizations actively involved in biotechnological research with emphasis on areas relating to marine, agriculture, health and environment.

The Advisor Kerala Bio-Technology Commission Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 004 Telephone: (0471) 2548406, 2548259 E-mail: