Agri-Science Park @ ICRISATAn Institutional Innovation Model for Driving Public Private Partnership Abdul Rahman Ilyas, Chief Operating Officer, Agri-Science Park @ ICRISAT International Crops Reseasrch Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics , Patancheru, Hyderabad, India
Greetings from our servant leader!! Dr. William D Dar, Director General, ICRISAT
Global HeadquartersHyderabad, INDIARegional Centers WCA – Niamey, Niger ESA – Nairobi, Kenya
Agri-Science Park (ASP) VISION To improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the Semi Arid Tropics (SAT) MISSIONAgri-Science Park shall excel as the “hub” for meaningful public-private partnerships that enhances the development and commercialization ofscience-based technologies, innovations and knowledge that can benefit the SAT farmers
Ag-Biotech Innovation Center (AIC) Supported by Government of Andhra Pradesh under Genome Valley Pilot Ag-Biotech and Agri-business R&D with ICRISAT by mature private companies/public research institutes Collaboration with ICRISAT scientists Exchange of MoU with ITC in presence of CM during BioAsia 2007 Can use joint/own R&D infrastructure – labs, pilot plants Common food safety, biotechnology labs Infrastructure - IT, telecom, power, water and ready-made wet lab space Exchange of MoU with MIBRT during BioAsia 2008
Agri Business Incubator(ABI) Facilitate creation of Agri Business enterprises through technology development and commercialization ABI supports: : Agri-technology advice Market intelligence Infrastructure Escort Services ABI bags best technology business incubator (2005) award from Government of India
Hybrid Parents Research Consortia (HPRC) Involving the private sector to sustain research on hybrids conforming to market demand!• Creating Synergy between Public and Private Sector Seed Companies & ICRISAT to produce and market high grade hybrids• Allowing the private sector to use available parent lines at ICRISAT to develop better hybrids• Improving availability of seed to poor farmers
Bio-Products Research Consortium (BRC) Consortium approach involving the private sector to develop and promote Biopesticides for IPM• Bio-pesticides• Bio-herbicides• Botanicals for eco-pest management• Bio-fertilizers• Improved marketing to farmers
NutriPlus Knowledge CentreAreas of Research•Neutraceuticals•Fortified foods•Functional foods•Functional beverages•Bio-actives and enzymes•Post harvest ManagementFacilities•Product developmentlaboratory•Analytical laboratory•Instrumentation laboratory•Sensory Science facility•Food Safety laboratory•Pilot plant facility•Incubation space
SAT Eco VentureTo establish a platform for farmers and the public to learn the dynamics of Semi Arid Tropic ecosystem. Agro-ecotourism initiative with AP Tourism ICRISAT’s rich biodiversity places it in a prime position to educate farmers, public about agriculture & environment nexus Eco-tourists enjoy the warm hospitality of ICRISAT “Guestel”, dining and other recreation facilities
ASP - Components Ag-biotech Agri- Ag-biotech Agri- Research NutriPlus SAT Innovation Business Innovation Business Consortia Knowledge Eco- Incubator Center Incubator Center Center Venture Hybrid Parents Bioproducts Biofuels Reducing poverty through Innovations, partnerships and productsReducing poverty through Innovations, partnerships and products
StrategyASP’s strategy for development will be steered in a three pronged approach –1. Vertically enhance ASP components scope and functional effectiveness2. Laterally create new components as strategic business units to address new focus areas to compliment ICRISAT mission and mandate.3. Globally replicate ASP model in all the SAT locations through strategic alliances.
Impacts Gestation period for moving technologies from “lab to users” (farmers/consumers) reduced. Farmers benefit through new / improved products like Sweet Sorghum, Groundnut, drought resistant Pearl Millet, disease resistant hybrid Pigeon pea. Successful innovative ventures in the areas of Crop Biotechnology, Biofuels (ethanol from Sweet Sorghum, bio-diesel), Neutraceuticals, Agribusiness Clinics. 80% commercial hybrids are based on ICRISAT-bred lines. Half of India’s 8.5 m ha of sorghum is planted to hybrids. About 60% of 10 m ha of pearl millet under hybrids. 60 out of >85 commercial hybrids are based on ICRISAT-bred lines. Other Centers are emulating this model. 182 partnerships in place with over 20 technologies exchanged. Replication of ASP and Components in more than 17 institutions globally. Currently working with Corridors and New city developers for technical backstopping and collaborative projects.
Strategic Framework Public Universities, Sector Banks / Research Funding Governm Insitutions, Agencies, ent Financial Technolog Bilateral y Institutions Generators agencies ICRISAT Agri-Science ScopePrivate Sector /External Agencies Strategic AIC New Enterprises, Commercial Goal Strategic Direction ABI I Technologies, Employment I Engagement m m Innovation HPRC Generation,Entrepreneurs, Mechanisms Tactics p Economic p Unemployed Youth, Product / Strategies BRC a Development a Technology Activities Service NutriPlus c c Progressive Farmers product Process t innovations, t Review PRM SAT s Research s Extension New Mechanisms Infrastructure Collaborative Scientists, Researchers ResearchTechnologists low Ideal High Sustainability Scale
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