ICAR-NAARM invites agri-business startups to scale up through AGRI UDAAN

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The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (ICAR-NAARM) has launched ‘AGRI UDAAN’ an accelerator for startups in Food & Agribusiness sectors. Startups in food and agribusiness aspiring to scale up their business to the national level are invited to participate in it.

AGRI UDAAN is a unique platform for scale-up stage innovators, entrepreneurs and startups in Food and Agribusiness sectors to showcase their innovations and to receive valuable inputs from mentors, incubators, R&D institutions, agribusiness industry and investors. This accelerator platform is managed by a-IDEA (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture), which is a Technology Business Incubator hosted by ICAR-NAARM in its Centre for Agri-Innovation in Hyderabad.

AGRI UDAAN aims to help entrepreneurs ideate, incubate and accelerate their innovative early-stage startups that are scalable to become competitive food and agri-business ventures through capacity building, mentoring, networking and advisory support. The main focus categories covered are:

• Animal Husbandry
• Innovative Food Technology
• Supply Chain Technology
• Precision/Smart Agriculture
• Agri Fintech
• Agri Biotech
• Soil, Water & Weather Technology
• Sustainable Inputs
• Farm Mechanization
• Post-Harvest Technology
• Fisheries
• Farm Fresh Retail
• Urban/Vertical Farming
• ICT & IoT in Agriculture

Applications are invited from Food & Agribusiness startups that are in the scale-up stage and developing innovative solutions, full-time core team ready with a working prototype for customer validation and having initial market traction for the product/service.

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Date: 26.09.2019 | Source: ICAR-NAARM

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