The IRRI Bio-Innovation Center (BIC) offers a membership-based program that allows private and public sector partners to leverage IRRI's world-class research infrastructure, expertise, and resources for the development or scaling up of their own products or research solutions.
About the BIC initiative
IRRI Headquarters in the Philippines is a leader in global rice research and has a significant advantage in catering to new and emerging agricultural research in ASEAN. Working with a close network of rice-growing countries and global stakeholders, IRRI has established itself as a trusted partner in rice research. IRRI and the Philippines also have a well-established and long-standing partnership in both GMO and non-GMO rice research and development.
The Center is targeted specifically towards the rice sector and its dependent industries
Members have access to advanced technologies and are able to house their researchers in IRRl's research labs, providing the best opportunities to fast track innovative research product discoveries
Unique research collaboration opportunity for members to have tailor-made (sui-generis) research projects of common interest in rice science and related areas
Members can take advantage of an array of business support resources and services to stimulate entrepreneurial and commercial development