Life Science Startup Incubation 2025 | Grants for Youth 

 Program Name: Life Science Startup Incubation

 Countries Eligible: India

 OrganizationAtal Incubation Center – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB)

 Mode: On-site and Virtual Program Length: Varies depending on engagement model

 Deadline: Rolling applications

 About Organization:

Atal Incubation Center – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB) is at the forefront of fostering a thriving ecosystem for life science research and innovation in India. It actively promotes industry-academia collaboration, driving translational research and addressing the critical challenges faced by startups in the field.

 About Incubation:

AIC-CCMB’s incubation program is designed to provide comprehensive support for life science startups. This support encompasses access to cutting-edge testing facilities, invaluable business mentorship, technical guidance from CSIR Labs, avenues for funding, and access to a rich talent pool comprising experts in life sciences and data science.


  • Access to sophisticated testing facilities
  • Business mentorship and guidance
  • Technical support from CSIR Labs
  • Opportunities for funding through nodal agencies
  • Access to a rich talent pool in life sciences and data science
  • Encouragement for initiatives integrating IT and data science into life sciences research

 Eligibility Criteria:

The program welcomes startups engaged in quality R&D across various areas of applied life sciences. These areas may include diagnostics, medical devices, cancer biopharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, and genomics. Additionally, initiatives applying IT and data science to enhance life sciences research are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Application Process:

Dynamic Engagement Models:

  1. Pre-incubation:
    • Duration: 3 months
    • Validate your idea with AIC’s support
    • Apply through the provided link
  2. Physical Incubation:
    • Space: 300 sq. ft.
    • Access to equipment, investors, mentors
    • Eligibility for seed funding
    • Apply through the provided link
  3. Virtual Incubation:
    • Support for product validation, clinical validation, patents, regulatory approvals
    • Simplifies the funding application process
    • Apply through the provided link
  4. Co-development:
    • Collaborate with CCMB experts and co-own outcomes
    • For inquiries on co-development, email

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