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Overview

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.

About a-IDEA

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.

Why a-IDEA?

•Successfully supported ~64 Agri startups in 4 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

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