Fisheries technology incubator model and NIABI


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The session will highlight how business incubators can provide a sustainable and effective lab-to-land platform for agricultural research institutions and aid in the development of agriculture and its allied sectors while generating revenue in the process. Case studies on business incubators under NIABI and other models across the world will also be featured.

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Fisheries technology incubator model and NIABI

  1. 1. Business Incubation Centre ZTM-BPD Unit, South Zone Dr. C. N. Ravishankar Principal Scientist & Head, Fish Processing Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, CochinNIABI GLOBAL CONFERENCE, NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 2012
  2. 2. Agri-Business Incubator at CIFTThe ZTM-BPD Unit, South Zone was established at CIFT,Cochin on August 2009. It is essentially a businessincubation drive designed for the Indian agricultural sectorto promote agripreneurs with the help of the vast R&Dfacilities and knowledge available with ICAR.
  3. 3. Agri-Business Incubator at CIFT, CochinIndia’s first Business Incubator exclusively for FisheriessectorIt is established under Indian Council of AgriculturalResearch (ICAR) through the World Bank funded NationalAgricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)It is designed to accelerate the growth and success ofentrepreneurial start-up efforts through the mobilisation of anarray of business resources and services
  4. 4. Agri-Business Incubator at CIFT, Cochin Besides commercializing the technologies developed at CIFT, the ZTM-BPD Unit acts as the zonal hub for R&D information management and business incubation support to 21 ICAR research institutions in South India.HORTICULTURE CROP SCIENCE ANIMAL SCIENCE FISHERIES
  5. 5. Our Focus AreasDirect and Virtual IncubationDevelopment of linkages with supporting organizationsMobilization of funds to IncubateesCollaboration with International Business IncubatorTechnology Promotion and CommercializationBusiness Meets / Industry Interface programmesEntrepreneurship development / capacity buildingProtection and management of intellectual assets of ICAR
  6. 6. Incubation ProgrammeOur ClientsA total of 41 entrepreneurs who wish to start commercialventures with the technical assistance and services of CIFThave enrolled as incubatees under the ZTM- BPD Unit. 40 41 35 28 30 25 20 20 15 10 10 5 0 0 March 2010 Sept 2010 March 2011 Sep 2011 Nov 2011 Jan 2012
  7. 7. Incubation ProgrammeServices OfferedBUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES Market information / research Business guidance and consulting Legal and accounting guidance Registration of trademarks and patents Testing services and validation
  8. 8. Incubation ProgrammeServices OfferedINFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES Incubation Office space Pilot level production facility Laboratories Library
  9. 9. Incubation Office Furnished office space On site technical guidance from expert R&D personnel Conference facility Internet and communication facility Physical and Digital Library Well equipped Laboratory
  10. 10. Incubation Office (Layout)
  11. 11. Pilot Plant Pilot Plant Facility includes production lines for - pre-processing - freezing and chilling - value added product - utilization of by products from fish - retort pouch processing - sausage and extruded products - breading and battering - cooking and canning - packaging
  12. 12. Product development facility Pre-processing lab Kitchen – for product formulation Processing Food packaging facility
  13. 13. Trainings Design & operation of responsible fishing gear & fishing vessels Seafood quality assurance IS / ISO 22000 – HACCP for seafood industry Laboratory techniques for the microbiological examination of seafoods Laboratory course on the biochemical evaluation of fish and fishery products Extension methodologies for coastal fisheries Fishery by-products Development of fish & shrimp based value added products Energy efficient and eco-friendly fish drying systems
  14. 14. Laboratories CIFT has been awarded the prestigious NABL Accreditation as per ISO 17025 by National Accreditation Board for testing and Calibration Laboratories, New Delhi. The scope of NABL Accreditation covers three major fields of testing namely chemical, mechanical and biological fields
  15. 15. Laboratories The laboratories at CIFT are well equipped for both fundamental and applied research Testing of processed fishery products, ice, water and other materials like marine paints, engines etc. Analysis of chemical contaminants and heavy metal residues, in fish and shellfish
  16. 16. Successful Business VenturesSultan Singh’s Fish ProcessingFacility, Karnal, Haryana Manufacturing Unit for Chitin / Chitosan – Uniloids Bioscience Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad
  17. 17. Successful Business Ventures CHITONE – Matsyafed, Kerala Pathinathan Exports – Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
  18. 18. Successful Business VenturesThermal validation of canned andretort pouch processed tunaproducts - Horizon Fisheries,Mandhoo, Maldives
  19. 19. Supporting Organizations National Fisheries Development Board Micro Small and Medium Entreprises Marine Products Exports Development Authority Seafood Exporters Association of India State Bank of India, Agri-Commercial Branch NABARD Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium
  20. 20. Mobilization of Funds to Incubatees National Fisheries Development Board Micro Small and Medium Entreprises State Bank of India, Agri-Commercial Branch Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium Steps are taken to mobilize financial assistance to incubatees through MSME, NABARD, SFAC and State Bank of India. One of the Incubatees received `2.5 crore from State Bank of India.
  21. 21. Collaboration with International Business IncubatorAgrivalue Processing BusinessIncubator, Alberta, Canada
  22. 22. Technology Promotion &Commercialization Technological Assets of South Zone Member Institutes A number of high yielding and resilient crop varieties Animal and poultry breeds and fish strains. Improved animal husbandry practices. Natural resource management technologies. Improved tools, equipment and farm machinery.
  23. 23. Technological Assets of South Zone Member Institutes Improved dairy, poultry and fisheries technologies Post harvest technologies Processes and products of agriculture and the allied sectors Computer software and data sets
  24. 24. Business MeetsICAR Industry Meet 2010, New DelhiInnovations 4 Industry Meet in Fisheries, VizagInternational Animal Industry Expo 2010, KarnalHorticulture Industry Meet, Bangalore
  25. 25. Business MeetsICAR Industry Meet 2011, New DelhiInnovations 4 Industry Meet – Crop Science,HyderabadPresented ICAR Pavilion South Zone atFOOD 3600 Hyderabad
  26. 26. Agri-Business Camp, CochinEntrepreneurs’ Meet - Vizag Industry Interface - Seafood Industry - Interface Programmes Pangasius Festival - Vizag
  27. 27. Capacity Building Programmes AgrIP 2011Annual Meeting-cum- Advancements in Purse seine Workshops fishing systems
  28. 28. Thank you