Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI) is an initiative of ICAR-NAIP coordinated by Agri-Business Incubator at ICRISAT operated out of 10 BPD (Business Planning and Development) Units of ICAR Research Institutes and State Agricultural Universities across the country
It is an initiative taken by ABI-ICRISAT to strengthen the agri-business incubation activities.
Mentoring is a relationship between an individual with potential and an individual with expertise
The aim of the mentoring program is to provide functional and domain services to the clients, to create successful and sustainable agri-business ventures. The mentors will be working with the BPD units, under ABI-ICRISAT for mentorship activity
Mentor: A mentor is an individual, usually experienced who helps and guides another individual’s development
Domain Areas: Domain areas of the mentors should be related to agriculture and its allied sectors.
Functional areas: The functional experts can be graduates having relevant industrial or entrepreneurial experience
Mentee: A mentee is an achiever willing to take the initiative for his/her own development and make the most of available opportunities.
NIABI “ Call for gurus in Agri- Business” Advertisement was first posted in “The Hindu” newspaper in the Opportunities column on 5 May 2010
It is also posted in networking sites- LinkedIn, Twitter
Total leads generated- 200 applications
No of applicants selected- 70
S.NO CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF MENTORS YES OR NO 1 Relevant Qualifications 2 Relevant Professional experience 3 Relevant mentoring or business experience 4 Relevant achievements 5 Relevant skills 6 Actual reference of success 7 Actual time available for mentorship 8 Relevant publications 9 Ease of access 10 Appropriate position/status 11 Relevant training/exposure 12 Cross functional expertise 13 Relevant professional affiliation