Deadline: 15 March 2019
Call for Incubation at a-IDEA: Inviting Innovative Agri, Allied, and Agri-Biotech Startups

a-IDEA, The Technology Business Incubator of NAARM is delighted to seeking 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 IndiaInitiative. 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 A-IDEA Offers

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Entrepreneurs with a focus towards building innovative solutions in Agri, Allied and Agri Biotech sectors are invited to apply for the incubation program, if they have

  • An idea/early Stage Startups
  • Searching for Market access
  • Seeking for Mentor & ; Support Services
  • Looking for Investment Advisory

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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Source: Funds For NGOs


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