BIRAC INNOVATION FELLOWS

BIRAC Innovation Fellowships are highly competitive and prestigious.


Along with facilitating the creation of networks, partnerships between stakeholders to strengthen the innovation ecosystem, the UIC is providing pre-incubation support to innovative ideas, innovators for effective translation into products thereof.

Technology Developed:


Fellow Image Fellow / Mentor Name Company partner Technology developed
Dr. R. N. Suganthan, 01.08.2016,
Dr. R. Renuka, TNAU
M/s. Indian Vanilla Enterprise Pvt. Ltd., Pollachi Diagnostic method for detection of viral diseases in plants
Incorporated startup company : M/s. Utilis Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore
Startup grant from GoI (Biotechnology Ignition Grant) : Rs. 49.10 lakhs
Incubated at Technology Business Incubator at TNAU
Dr. C. Sivananth, 19.08.2015,
Dr. S. Amutha, TNAU
M/s. Qualfis Foodz Pvt. Ltd., Erode Groundnut germ oil extraction by cold processing thereof
Filed complete patent no : 2018/410/04040
Dr. S. Parthasarathy, 19.08.2015,
Dr. T. Raghuchander, TNAU
M/s. Romvijay Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Pondicherry Techniques to prepare formulation of mycoparasitic biofungicide for use against powdery mildew
Filed provisional patent no : 2018/410/44650
Mrs. M. Tamilmozhi, 01.09.15,
Dr. A. Michael, PSG CAS
M/s. T. Stanes & Co. Ltd., Coimbatore Antibody and herbal based formulation (hair cream and shampoo) to control Dandruff
Attained proof-of-concept
Dr. Sentila Rajan, 19.08.2015
Dr. A. Michael, PSG CAS
M/s. T. Stanes & Co. Ltd.,Coimbatore IgY based formulation against dental caries & oral candidacies
Incubated at Technology Business Incubator at TNAU
Brand established : SoapVogue

Extended Phase (2018-2021): To be updated soon


Fellow Image Fellow / Mentor Name Company partner Technology developed
Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Lone, 10.06.2019, Dr. S. Mohankumar, TNAU NA Cloning and expression of a novel Bt protein isolated from an indigenous Bt isolate and validating its efficacy against lepidopteran and hemipteran insects.
Dr. S. Naganandhini, 05.09.2019, Dr. U. Sivakumar, TNAU Sri Selliamman Sago Factory Pvt. Ltd, Namakkal; PSK Poultry Farms, Namakkal Functional feed for quality chicken meat and eggs: Production of poultry feed with hypocholesterolemic compounds of probiotic origin from cassava bagasse (CB).
Dr. P. R. Deepu Krishnan, 21.01.2020, Dr. R. Gnanam, TNAU To be formed Development of a single-use mini bioreactor for the production of biopesticides for integrated pest management



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