a-IDEA, The Technology Business Incubator of NAARM is delighted to invite applications from innovative Agri, Allied, and Agri-Biotech startups to enroll for incubation support. The objective is to help early-stage startups to build their idea/ prototype/ venture through technology mentoring, validation, intellectual property support, marketing strategy, team building, fund raising advisory etc.
a-IDEA is an Agriculture focused incubator for supporting startups in Agri, Allied and Agri Biotech sectors. It is an incubator housed in ICAR-NAARM, supported by DST, GoI, a recognized incubator under Startup India Initiative. a-IDEA has been conferred the National Award for Emerging Technology Business Incubator in 2017 by DST, GoI.
a-IDEA nurtures and provides support to the startups in the initial and critical stages of a new startup venture through customized and focused incubation support and mentoring.
•Successfully supported ~50 Agri startups in 3 years.
•Best Agri incubator awarded by GoI.
•An Agri Incubator which runs cross functional programs including Incubation-Acceleration and Seed funding.
•~25% of the startups supported by a-IDEA raised funding from investors.
•Has a network of 40+ Institutional Mentors and 75+ Investors in Agriculture.
What We Offer
•Technology Mentoring & Access to Agri scientists , Technology Validation, and R & D access in network of research institutes.
•Business Support Services in Legal, Financial, IPR and Secretarial Compliances.
•Startup- Corporate connects for Business synergies, Market Access
•Access to Institutional databases, forums and visibility.
•Cross leverage a gamut of startups across 20 sectors of Agri value chain ( Farm to Fork).
•Access to Investors including Govt Grants, Seed funds, HNI’s, Angel networks, and Venture Capitals.
Who can apply ?
Entrepreneurs with a focus towards building innovative solutions in Agri, Allied and Agri Biotech sectors are invited to apply for the incubation program, if you have
• An idea/early Stage Startups
• Searching for Market access
• Seeking for Mentor & ; Support Services
• Looking for Investment Advisory