AIP@ICRISATTowards The GABIInitiative:Kiran K. SharmaCEO, Agri-Business & Innovation Platform(AIP)ICRISAT, Patancheru, Indiak.email@example.com
ICRISAT’s MissionReduce poverty, enhancefood and nutritional securityof SAT by helping empowerthe poor through science witha human face
Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) Established in 2003 as a model for fostering agro- business to bring R&D innovations of ICRISAT and its partners to the market for fast & wide-scale impact Objectives• To serve as a mechanism for technology transfer from ICRISAT to the private/ public sector.• To translate in-house R&D outputs as well as those developed in partnership with NARS into commercially viable technologies in collaboration with the Private Sector.• To serve as a tool for economic development for the region.
Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) @ ICRISAT • Enhancing the prosperity of VISION farmers through agribusiness development. • Inclusive market oriented Agricultural development by promotion of innovativeMISSION partnerships, agripreneurship and value addition.OUTCOM Agro- Growth Prosperity enterprise through Value through ES development addition partnerships
Agri- Business Incubation (ABI) Program MISSION: To facilitate creation of competitive agri- business enterprises through technology development and commercialization IMPACT•Farmer beneficiaries – 500,000 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS•Techs commercialized – 44 •Villgro award 2009•Business ventures supported - •AABI Award,2008180 •Best Technology Incubator 2005 awaed by•Investment mobilized : $18 m DST-GoI•Employment generated (direct): •Dr. Palaniswamy, client of ABI won832 Entrepreneur of the nation award in 2006•Products introduced in market:82
Projects at ABI-ICRISAT Some of the projects, especially implemented by ABI-ICRISAT are: • Establishment of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) at ICRISAT – FundedPROJECT 1 by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) of Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. (2003-2009) • Seed Support System for Start-ups in Incubators’ – Funded by TechnologyPROJECT 2 Development Board (TDB), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India Ongoing • Establishment of Technopreneurship Promotion Program (TePP) OutreachPROJECT 3 centre (TUC) at ICRISAT – Funded by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India. Ongoing • “Support for Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development of SMEs:PROJECT 4 Through Incubators” – Funded by Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt. of India. Ongoing
Agri-Business Incubation Program (ABI) PARTNERSHIP STRATEGY THROUGH CO-BUSINESS INCUBATION • Enhanced support and services to more number of entrepreneurs. NIABI • Complimenting technology and business in their respective domains. • Access to physical, technical and other facilities for clients on co- business incubation basis. • Enhanced benefits to the incubatees through technical and market access.CO-BUSINESS INCUBATION PARTNERSIIAM-Mozambique, TNAU-Coimbatore, STEP-TU-Patiala, AREU-Mauritius, ICAR-BPD Units-Pan India FUNDING PARTNERS NSTEDB-DST, GOI, NAIP-ICAR,GOI, infoDev- World Bank
NIABINIABI is “Network of Indian Agri business Incubators”. NAIP hasentrusted the ABI-ICRISAT with the responsibility to handhold and mentor10 BPDs through a project funded under its component I. HIGHLIGHTS •The participating BPDs have successfully commercialized 44 technologies •Generated revenue of Rs. 2.93 crore (~$600 K) •NIABI successfully held Global Agribusiness Incubation Conference- 2011 9
Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators-NIABI is currently hand-holding and mentoring the NIABI comprising 10ABI- ICRISATAgri Business Incubators and will play a key role in setting up similar AgriBusiness Incubators in Africa. Facilitate self- Facilitate successful sustainability and success WHAT WE DO establishment of BPD/ Agri- of Agri Business Incubator business incubators Create awareness Business Incubation thru mktg programs & through streamlined services to clients systems Focus on strengthening of regional agri- Increase commercialization entrepreneurial ecosystem of technologies from agri- institutes Benefit farmers through agri- innovations and agri biz development
• Capacity Building• Creating a databank of agro- through training technologies for programs. commercialization from NARS• Identification of international • Facilitating agro technologies suitable in participation in African context various conferences• Creating a platform for mentor etc. network • Promotion of agri-• Creating a platform for business incubation facilitating funding to start-up through co-business agri-business incubation. HOW WE DO OUTCOME • Facilitate businesses of agri start-up For PowerPoint 97-2010 • Seminar on Best practices to start-up agri-business • Facilitating soft landing support
ICRISAT- FARA Partnership• Proposed collaboration between the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), NIABI, ABI-ICRISAT, FARA and UniBRAIN – To facilitate the establishment of 14 more agribusiness incubators in Africa and strengthening value-chains in the agricultural industries of 12 Sub-Saharan African countries.• ICAR through NIABI network will partner with UNIBRAIN – To enhance the critical mass of experience and expertise available to underpin the successful establishment of the initial six UniBRAIN incubators to be located in five countries and the establishment of another 14 incubators that will extend the UniBRAIN agribusiness incubator network to 15 countries.
UNIBRIAN-FARA partnership Initiative in Africa ABI-ICRISAT partnered with UNIBRAIN FARA on handholding of 6 agriincubators (AIIC). The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural Innovation (UniBRAIN) initiative, is laying the foundation for promoting agribusiness and business incubation in sub-Saharan Africa UniBRAIN presently supporting the establishment of six agribusiness incubators that will be the nucleus of the UniBRAIN agribusiness incubator network (African equivalent of NIABI).
ABI foot prints in Africa-IIAM Mozambique• ABI-ICRISAT conducted a feasibility study for setting up Agri Business Incubator at IIAM, Mozambique• A strategic road map, resource planning and revenue models were suggested• Some key issues and challenges were brought out and suggestions were given to overcome the issuesHow it Started ?• To carry forward the Indian success story of ABI and provide inclusive growth of agricultural development in Mozambique• Explore opportunities for setting up Agri Business Incubation in Mozambique through local NARS and ICRISAT centre.• To consult ICRISAT Seed System Initiatives on USEBA & Seeds Business Model• First Interest on ABI from IIAM, Management• Financial Support by ICRISAT, Mozambique
ABI Initiatives MozambiqueThe BI activities continued directly through ICRISAT- Mozambique office & ABI-ICRISAT Seed Works (I) Pvt. Ltd. SEKAB-Eco Rusni Biofuels Energia Soft landing Soft landing Facilitate business & Mocfer technical partnership Facilitate business & technical partnership
South-South Collaboration Indo-African InitiativeBACKGROUND:• Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh in his six-day visit to Addis Ababa for the Second Africa-India Forum Summit has set the stage for a big diplomatic push into a continent that is of growing economic and strategic interest for India and Indian companies• Enhancement of existing lines of credit already totaling more than $5 billion — will be implemented across the 53-nation continent through consultationOBJECTIVES OF SS Collaboration • Facilitating two-way technology transfer and commercialization between India and Africa. • Strengthening the capacities of African agribusiness managers and operatives • Facilitating soft landings for Indian firms wishing to enter Africa for agribusiness • Facilitating linkages for African agribusinesses seeking partnerships and export opportunities with Indian agribusinesses. • Establishing a strategic alliance for initiating the Global Agri Business Incubator network (GABI).
Establish a strategic alliance forinitiating Global Agri BusinessIncubation (GABI)APPROACH
Synergizing for Impacts through GABI Access to finance for incubatees Directory of agri investors for incubatees Funding camps for agri businesses Funding syndication for incubators Sensitization of stakeholders for investment in incubators Facilitating introduction into new markets • Platform for B2B and B2C of incubatees through web / mobile • Supporting participation of entrepreneurs and international agri experts • Promotion and networking platforms for start ups . Eg exhibitions, conference Policy Interventions/ raising awareness + New/ Sharing models of support • Policy and promotion of ABI in developing and underdeveloped countries • Policy for promotion of agribusiness through incubators through tax and other support • Interns for studying issues and developing new approaches to enhance the system Soft landing opportunities for start-up ventures; NextGen agri-business opportunities • Soft landing support systems • Directory of new business opportunities Capacity building for entrepreneurs or business incubator managers • Training modules for incubator managers and incubatees • Capacity building program • Annual conference for sharing and networking • Awards for successful incubators
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