Accelerator Programme for Agritech Companies launched

Accelerator Programme for Agritech Companies launched

Posted by Naveen on November 4th 2016

T-Hub and ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics) have jointly launched AgriTech Accelerator Programme, which starts from February 15, 2017 in Hyderabad.
 
This three month program will help start-ups to scale their projects through real-time management, full-time engagement and knowledge sharing sessions. The selection process involves up to three levels of application screening to identify the top 10 participants for the programme. For this program RViP (Riverbridge Ventures Innovations Platform) would work as a full-time partner for enabling and scaling the efforts of the participating agri-tech start-ups.
 
ICRISAT Director General Dr. David Bergvinson commented “In order to double Indian farmers’ income by 2022, we need to accelerate the development and delivery of demand driven innovation that gives economic agency to farmers. The AgriTech Accelerator program will bring together agriculture, IT and finance entrepreneurs to develop tailored services, technologies and market integration to support sustainable (social, economic, environmental) rural development at scale.” 
 
In June T-Hub, signed an MoU with Tel Aviv University's entrepreneurship centre StarTau for launching an accelerator program for agritech start-ups and according to an official release from T-Hub, the AgriTech Accelerator Programme  will be a part of T-Hub's T-Challenge program charter which will focus on agritech for facilitating the growth of startups in this sector. The recent partnership between T-Hub and The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will see the organisations welcome five entrepreneurs from Israel, giving them the opportunity to explore the startup ecosystem being built in Hyderabad .The recent agreement with ICRISAT will act as the first illustrative program for this initiative to go live through digital interventions in the AgTech space.

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