Icrisat calls for applications from agtech startups under nidhi-sss

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12 April 2022, New Delhi: The Agribusiness Incubator (ABI) of the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, has invites applications from AgTech startups under the NIDHI-Seed Support Scheme (NIDHI-SSS).

NIDHI-SSS is supported by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and the Government of India.

Under the scheme, ABI-ICRISAT will offer:

  • Incubation services for business development and scaling up activities
  • Access to our mentor and investor network
  • Ecosystem service partner packages

“We aim to support technology-driven innovative start-ups in agriculture and allied sectors that can contribute to our mission of a food secure and resilient drylands. We are looking to engage with early revenue stage start-ups with product-market fit and clarity on their value proposition. The seed fund will enable them to accelerate their commercialization activities.” said Aravazhi Selvaraj, Head, ABI-ICRISAT.

Startups selected for incubation will be evaluated as per scheme criteria to receive funding up to Rs 50 lakh.

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