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Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICAR Indian Agricultural Research Institute and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to support incubators and start-ups

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13 October 2023, New Delhi: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Pusa Krishi, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute here and Start-up Incubation & Innovation Centre (SIIC), IIT Kanpur.

The MoU was signed virtually by Dr. Viswanathan Chinnusamy, Joint Director (Research) IARI and Professor Ankush Sharma, Department of Electrical Engineering, SIIC IIT Kanpur.

Through this MoU, both the sides will provide vital support to incubators and start-ups, fostering their growth and success. The joint efforts will offer a conducive environment for start-ups to thrive and make meaningful contributions to the agriculture sector. Pusa Krishi and SIIC IIT also expressed their commitment to explore and establish further collaborations to drive advancements and innovations in agriculture.

Prof. Ankush Sharma expressed that the partnership will promote innovative activities in the farming sector through collaborative efforts, leveraging the expertise and resources of both the organizations.

Dr. Viswanathan Chinnusamy said, “In research, we need collaborations which further help our start-ups as well as incubators. I am glad today we signed a MoU with SIIC IIT.”

Concluding the virtual ceremony, Dr Akriti Sharma said, “If we want our start-ups to reach newer heights, make more profits, then we need support from tech-innovators like IIT Kanpur. This is just the beginning, in future, we will come up with such more collaborations with IIT Kanpur for overall development of agriculture sector.”

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