Since almost three decades BCIL has assisted hundreds of clients including scientists, technologists, research institutions, universities, first generation entrepreneurs, corporate sector, national and international organizations, ministries /departments of central government, various state governments, banks and financial institutions. Our key clients include:

Central Government

Ministries/ Departments of Government of India:

  • Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
  • Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Scientific agencies:

  • Agrinnovate India Limited
  • Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)
  • Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

State Governments

Concerned departments and agencies dealing in innovation, agriculture, science and technology, biotechnology, etc in the states/union territories of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal

International organizations

  • UN agencies viz. Asia Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Country agencies - Canadian High Commission, Malaysia Biosafety Office, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, Government of Sri Lanka and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh.
  • Other companies/organizations - African Center for Technology Studies (Kenya), ILSI Research Foundation (USA),etc.


Leading biotechnology companies/several start-ups in India have been associated with BCIL. Specific projects have been implemented and /or technologies transferred to

  • BASF, Mumbai
  • Bharat Biotech International India Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Biological E. Limited, Hyderabad
  • Mahyco, Mumbai
  • Panacea Biotec Ltd, New Delhi
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred India Private Limited
  • USV Private Limited, Mumbai
  • Zydus Cadia, Ahmedabad

Research Institutions/ Universities

More than 100 research institution/universities have been assisted by BCIL. Key institutes who have signed agreement for technology transfer/ IP services are

  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)
  • Delhi University (DU)
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) -Hyderabad, Kanpur, Madras, Mandi, Roorkee
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
  • National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB)
  • National Institute for Immunology (NII)
  • Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)
  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences(UAS), GKVK, Bengaluru

Financial Institutions

Status reports have been prepared for financial institutes such as:

  • Export–Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank), Mumbai
  • Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), Mumbai
  • North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi), Guwahati
  • Small industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Lucknow