TNAU AGRI BUSINESS INITIATIVE - ICAR CII MEETING 23 MAY 2011
Technology Transfer and Agri business<br />TNAU experience<br />Dr. P. MURUGESA BOOPATHI<br />Vice Chancellor<br />Tamil Nadu Agricultural University<br />Coimbatore<br />
Genesis of TNAU<br />Established in 1868 at Saidapet, Madras, by British Government.<br />In 1906, the Institute was upgraded as Agricultural College and shifted to Coimbatore.<br />In 1971, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was established.<br />
<ul><li> Today there are 10 colleges functioning in </li></ul>7 campuses, 41departments,37research stations, 14 KVKs and 5Plant Clinic Centres.<br /><ul><li>Totally, 1275 Scientists of various disciplines
The University has released743crop varieties, 149 implements and 1000’s of technologies</li></li></ul><li>Agri Business Directorate- TNAU<br />Established in 2007<br />MoUsigned with ICRISAT- 11.4.2008 <br />TNAU – ABI started – 7.8.2009<br />Activities<br /><ul><li>Technology Development
Incubation - Business Development</li></li></ul><li>Projects <br />NAIP – BPD Project – Rs.2.34 c (2009)<br />DST Project - Rs.1.9 c (2011)<br />
Dr. William D Dar, Director General, ICRISAT inaugurating the BPD building on 2nd November 2010<br />Inauguration of BPD-TNAU <br />
Built in space <br />BPD office space: 750 sq. ft<br />Client/incubation space: 6000 sq ft<br />Lab space : 650 sq ft<br />Other facilities <br />Business Discussion room <br />Common Business centre <br />Training hall- capacity: 40 trainees<br />Lobby<br />Facilities from other departments<br />Tissue culture laboratory <br />Food processing line at the Post Harvest Technology centre<br />Other laboratories<br />Facilities at BPD -TNAU<br />
TNAU Master Trap<br />Rs. 1.0 lakh<br />M/s Nutricon, Chennai <br />Officials of TNAU and M/s NutriconPvt Ltd exchanging documents during the Agri-Business Development Meet held on 2nd Nov 2010<br />Technology Commercialization <br />
M/s RenyMarketing &<br />M/s Libra Innovations, Chennai<br />Solar crop Drier<br />Rs. 1.0 lakh<br />Officials of TNAU and M/s Reny Marketing exchanging documents <br />Technology Commercialization <br />
Bioseed Research India Pvt. Ltd <br />cry2Ai gene <br /><ul><li> Rs 35 lakhsfor</li></ul> I Phase of <br />Research collaboration<br /><ul><li>to transfer to gene to 5 crops</li></ul>Rice,<br />Maize,<br />Redgram,<br />Tomato,<br />okra<br />Officials of TNAU and Bioseed Research India Pvt Ltd exchanging documents <br />
Technologies in pipeline for Commercialization<br />Paddy Mini Combine Harvestor<br />Sugarcane Booster <br />TNAU Biomineralizer (Microbial consortium for waste decomposition)<br />Sugarcane Juice Bottling Technology<br />Coir pith based Particle Board making technology <br />Milky and Medicinal Mushroom <br />Crop Hybrids-(Pre-Release cultures)<br />Rice-TNRH174, TNRH180<br />Sunflower-CSFH5060, Co(SFH)2<br />Maize- CMH08259, CMH08282<br />
BPD Incubate Details<br />21 VENTURES are supported in TNAU-BPD<br /> 6 ventures based on TNAU technologies<br />15 ventures based on private technologies<br />
List of ventures (6 nos)<br />TNAU technologies<br />
List of ventures (15 nos))<br />Private technologies<br />
Promotion and Marketing – through Agriexpo (2 </li></ul> events-AgriIntex 2010, DinamalarAgri Expo 2011)<br />
Results of Service extended by TNAU<br />Mr. Selvaraj<br />BANANA PSEUDOSTEM INJECTOR<br />Services to members <br />
TDB funding from ABI-ICRISAT: Rs. 10.5 lakhs<br />Mr. Prabhushankar, Managing Direcrtor, IAC Agro Inputs Pvt Ltd receiving the chequefrom Dr. P. MurugesaBoopathi, Vice-chancellor, TNAU Coimbatore<br />Funding Assistance to BPD incubatees<br />
Banana Fibre Extraction Unit <br />Commissioning of Banana Fibre Extraction Machinery<br />Staff members of BPD-TNAU with the inventor and the buyer<br />Private Innovation through BPD-TNAU <br />
Events Organized <br />Events Organized : 4<br /> Workshop on Quality Seed production-TRRI, Aduthurai<br />Entrepreneurship development Program- Madurai <br />Agri-Business Incubation Meet –TRRI, Aduthurai<br />Agri-Business Development Meet-TNAU<br />Agri-Business Development Meet 2nd Nov 2011<br />Workshop on Quality Seed Production in Paddy at TRRI, Aduthurai-28th March 2010<br /> Dr. William D Dar interracting with one of the scientists in the technology exhibition organized as a apart of the Agri-Business Development Meet<br />Seed Entrepreneurs interracting with the scientists during the workshop<br />
Event Participation <br />Events Participated : 4<br />ICAR Industry Meet <br /> Farmers Day, TNAU<br />Agri-Intex 2010<br />Dinamalar Expo<br />AgriIntex -2010 -30th Sep to 3rdOct 2010<br />DinamalarAgri Expo 2011-Trichy <br />-28 to 31 Jan2011<br />ShriPongalurPalanisamy, Minister, Department of Rural Industries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu interracting with the member of BPD-TNAU at the AgriIntex 2010<br />Busy stall of BPD-TNAU<br />
Motivating BPD Incubatees<br />Best Entrepreneur Award <br />Mr. Kunjharamoney, MD, Bhuvi Care Pvt Ltd receiving the best entreprenuer award during the Agri-Business Development Meet <br />
Our Accomplishments <br /><ul><li>No. of incubatees: 21
No. of conferences/seminars/ trainings organized: 4
Financial assistance to incubatees: Rs 10.5 lakhs
Innovations supported : 2</li></ul> 1. Subha Low Cost Power tiller<br />2. India Specific Sugarcane Harvestor<br /><ul><li>New Products introduced in the Market: 3 </li></ul> 1. SRI Weeder<br /> 2. Cardamom Drier<br /> 3. Banana Fibre Extraction Unit <br /><ul><li>Entrepreneurs trained: 69
Crop Variety Popularized: Co6 Black Gram </li></li></ul><li>Challenges Faced <br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Challenges : Sourcing of Technology<br /><ul><li>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.</li></li></ul><li>Challenges : Commercialization of Technology<br /><ul><li>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</li></li></ul><li>Corporate film on BPD-TNAU will be submitted to NAIP by 25th Feb 2011<br />BPD-TNAU in media <br />