TNAU AGRI BUSINESS INITIATIVE - ICAR CII MEETING 23 MAY 2011Presentation Transcript
Technology Transfer and Agri business TNAU experience Dr. P. MURUGESA BOOPATHI Vice Chancellor Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore
Genesis of TNAU Established in 1868 at Saidapet, Madras, by British Government. In 1906, the Institute was upgraded as Agricultural College and shifted to Coimbatore. In 1971, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was established.
Today there are 10 colleges functioning in
7 campuses, 41departments,37research stations, 14 KVKs and 5Plant Clinic Centres.
Totally, 1275 Scientists of various disciplines
The University has released743crop varieties, 149 implements and 1000’s of technologies
Agri Business Directorate- TNAU Established in 2007 MoUsigned with ICRISAT- 11.4.2008 TNAU – ABI started – 7.8.2009 Activities
Incubation - Business Development
Projects NAIP – BPD Project – Rs.2.34 c (2009) DST Project - Rs.1.9 c (2011)
Dr. William D Dar, Director General, ICRISAT inaugurating the BPD building on 2nd November 2010 Inauguration of BPD-TNAU
Built in space BPD office space: 750 sq. ft Client/incubation space: 6000 sq ft Lab space : 650 sq ft Other facilities Business Discussion room Common Business centre Training hall- capacity: 40 trainees Lobby Facilities from other departments Tissue culture laboratory Food processing line at the Post Harvest Technology centre Other laboratories Facilities at BPD -TNAU
Technology Commercialization No. of technologies screened : 193 No. of technologies commercialized: 12
Technology Commercialization Before TNAU-ABI (6 technologies)
Pseudomonas & Trichoderma,
Egg removing device,
Raja Rajan 1000 (SRI) weeder,
Banana pseudostem injector
Technology Commercialization After TNAU-ABI (6 technologies) Solar Crop Drier, Master Trap, Banana Pseudostem processing, Ready-to-eat cook food from pearl millet, Herbal Insect Repellent, Cry 2 Ai gene .
TNAU Master Trap Rs. 1.0 lakh M/s Nutricon, Chennai Officials of TNAU and M/s NutriconPvt Ltd exchanging documents during the Agri-Business Development Meet held on 2nd Nov 2010 Technology Commercialization
M/s RenyMarketing & M/s Libra Innovations, Chennai Solar crop Drier Rs. 1.0 lakh Officials of TNAU and M/s Reny Marketing exchanging documents Technology Commercialization
Bioseed Research India Pvt. Ltd cry2Ai gene
Rs 35 lakhsfor
I Phase of Research collaboration
to transfer to gene to 5 crops
Rice, Maize, Redgram, Tomato, okra Officials of TNAU and Bioseed Research India Pvt Ltd exchanging documents
Technologies in pipeline for Commercialization Paddy Mini Combine Harvestor Sugarcane Booster TNAU Biomineralizer (Microbial consortium for waste decomposition) Sugarcane Juice Bottling Technology Coir pith based Particle Board making technology Milky and Medicinal Mushroom Crop Hybrids-(Pre-Release cultures) Rice-TNRH174, TNRH180 Sunflower-CSFH5060, Co(SFH)2 Maize- CMH08259, CMH08282
BPD Incubate Details 21 VENTURES are supported in TNAU-BPD 6 ventures based on TNAU technologies 15 ventures based on private technologies
List of ventures (6 nos) TNAU technologies
List of ventures (15 nos)) Private technologies
The newly developed products
‘NutriGold’ and‘SeedAid’ were launched on 21st November,2010
The products are produced and marketed by the funding company “Nitta Gelatin India Ltd., Cochin”
M/s Premier Power Equipments TNAU SRI POWER WEEDER Rs. 50,000 Mr. Selvaraj BANANA PSEUDOSTEM INJECTOR Rs. 20,000 M/s Bhuvi Care Pvt Ltd HERBAL INSECT REPELLANT Rs. 1.0 lakh BPD Incubates using TNAU technologies
EmralTune Line AutotechInd MOBILE BASED IRRIGATION Our Members Vinu Foods READY TO COOK FOODS Subathra Engineering Works LOW COST POWER TILLER
Services to members
Preparation of Pamphlets-bilingual
Technical assistance, Marketing assistance
Promotion and Marketing – through Agriexpo (2
events-AgriIntex 2010, DinamalarAgri Expo 2011)
Results of Service extended by TNAU Mr. Selvaraj BANANA PSEUDOSTEM INJECTOR Services to members
TDB funding from ABI-ICRISAT: Rs. 10.5 lakhs Mr. Prabhushankar, Managing Direcrtor, IAC Agro Inputs Pvt Ltd receiving the chequefrom Dr. P. MurugesaBoopathi, Vice-chancellor, TNAU Coimbatore Funding Assistance to BPD incubatees
Banana Fibre Extraction Unit Commissioning of Banana Fibre Extraction Machinery Staff members of BPD-TNAU with the inventor and the buyer Private Innovation through BPD-TNAU
Events Organized Events Organized : 4 Workshop on Quality Seed production-TRRI, Aduthurai Entrepreneurship development Program- Madurai Agri-Business Incubation Meet –TRRI, Aduthurai Agri-Business Development Meet-TNAU Agri-Business Development Meet 2nd Nov 2011 Workshop on Quality Seed Production in Paddy at TRRI, Aduthurai-28th March 2010 Dr. William D Dar interracting with one of the scientists in the technology exhibition organized as a apart of the Agri-Business Development Meet Seed Entrepreneurs interracting with the scientists during the workshop
Event Participation Events Participated : 4 ICAR Industry Meet Farmers Day, TNAU Agri-Intex 2010 Dinamalar Expo AgriIntex -2010 -30th Sep to 3rdOct 2010 DinamalarAgri Expo 2011-Trichy -28 to 31 Jan2011 ShriPongalurPalanisamy, Minister, Department of Rural Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu interracting with the member of BPD-TNAU at the AgriIntex 2010 Busy stall of BPD-TNAU
Motivating BPD Incubatees Best Entrepreneur Award Mr. Kunjharamoney, MD, Bhuvi Care Pvt Ltd receiving the best entreprenuer award during the Agri-Business Development Meet
No. of incubatees: 21
No. of technologies commercialized: 12
Research collaborations facilitated: 1
No. of conferences/seminars/ trainings organized: 4
Financial assistance to incubatees: Rs 10.5 lakhs
Innovations supported : 2
1. Subha Low Cost Power tiller 2. India Specific Sugarcane Harvestor
New Products introduced in the Market: 3
1. SRI Weeder 2. Cardamom Drier 3. Banana Fibre Extraction Unit
Entrepreneurs trained: 69
Crop Variety Popularized: Co6 Black Gram
Traditionally SAUs, are involved in research of farmer oriented technology
Mandate is to Disseminate the technologies to farmers through Extension Officers by conducting farmers’ day, on-farm trials, mass media etc., as public service.
Agri-Business incubation is a New Concept for SAU’s.
Challenges : Sourcing of Technology
Most of the research activities are focused on farmer oriented crop management technologies.
Orientation is required to generate market based technologies, suitable for commercialization.
Scientists are Reluctant to share the technologies for private commercialization.
No Uniform policy on incentives to scientists.
Challenges : Commercialization of Technology
Agricultural Scientists lack training intechnology commercialization skills.
Lack of knowledge about assessment of market value of a technology and fixing of price for a technology.
Problems in verifying revenue generation fromfor technology commercialisation .
Need for more Public-Private Partnership initiatives to develop and commercialize new technologies
Corporate film on BPD-TNAU will be submitted to NAIP by 25th Feb 2011 BPD-TNAU in media