Screening & supporting ideas, proof of concepts, designs of entrepreneurs in agriculture through specialized programs.
a-IDEA (Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture), is a Technology Business Incubator(TBI) hosted by ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad (ICAR-NAARM) & Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (DST, GOI). a-IDEA has been housed in the Centre for Agri-Innovation at ICAR-NAARM for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in India. a-IDEA 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 National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) is the only institution of its kind in the world focusing on capacity building in agricultural research and education management. It was established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1976 at Hyderabad. The primary objective of NAARM is to enhance individual and institutional capacities in National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) for innovation and sustainable agricultural development.