Message from the BIC Director (click to expand)
The International Rice Research Institute is pleased to announce the launch of IRRI Bio-Innovation Center (BIC), inviting the public and private companies to rent the research facilities and collaborate on research projects to deliver the innovative products by fast-tracking the research efforts.
Partnership for prosperity is the key BIC mission
IRRI strongly believe in the partnership for research innovations to meet the global challenges of agriculture in general and rice research in particular. Through BIC, it is opening other avenues of the research partnership.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 is dedicated for Partnerships to Achieve the Goals. Another SDG, SDG 9, focuses on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure – these are clear examples of how the United Nations considers the Public-Private Partnership model for research collaborations, innovation, and quality product delivery to fast track research.
Advantages of BIC
Plug and play from day one
No initial capital investments needed
Ready to use research facilities
Efficient research (lab and field) operations
Regulatory environment in PH is better for Biotechnology
Working with an experienced global scientific community
Mentoring and coaching opportunities
Global reach or connections
Membership is considered based on the 'first come first serve' basis. Project Director and IRRI management have the final authority to accept membership for the research collaborations under IBC.
To conclude, BIC Director invites all public and private institutes to leverage IRRI’s technology platform and expertise, to fast track the development of new products and solutions.
Dr. Gururaj Guddappa Kulkarni
Director, IRRI Bio-Innovation Center