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ICRISAT Calls for Applications from AgTech Startups under NIDHI-SSS

ICRISAT Calls for Applications from AgTech Startups under NIDHI-SSS

Applications are now open for the seed support scheme initiated by the Government of India.

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.

The last date for submission of the application is April 30, 2022.

Apply now: https://bit.ly/ABI_NIDHI_SSS

Call for Applications under NIDHI-SSS
Call for Applications under NIDHI-SSS

About ABI-ICRISAT

The Agribusiness Incubator was established by ICRISAT in 2003, with the support of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Over the years, the Incubator has supported 106 start-ups that have generated over 3,200 direct jobs. The incubatees have gone on to raise US $50million in follow-up support funding.

 

About The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a pioneering International Organization committed to developing and improving dryland farming and agri-food systems to address the challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and environmental degradation affecting the 2.1 billion people residing in the drylands of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and beyond.

ICRISAT was established under a Memorandum of Agreement between the Government of India and the CGIAR on the 28 March 1972. In accordance with the Headquarters Agreement, the Government of India has extended the status of a specified “International Organisation” to ICRISAT under section 3 of the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947 of the Republic of India through Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. UI/222(66)/71, dated 28 October 1972, issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Our offices:

Asia: India (Headquarters - Hyderabad)

East and Southern Africa:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe

West and Central Africa: Mali, Niger, Nigeria

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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Hyderabad, Telangana, India