AGRI INNOVATION CENTRE
Agriculture is the cornerstone of the Indian economy, and reforms in rural agriculture are the need of the hour. However, due to lack of awareness and low visibility of agri-health challenges in society, scientific innovations have not touched agri-health challenges. C-CAMP is thus very keen to address this gap and promote biotech and life science innovations in the Agricultural sector which poses immense opportunity in innovation.
C-CAMP, in collaboration with the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore (UAS-B), has launched the UAS-B – C-CAMP AGRI INNOVATION CENTRE, a platform that will seek to identify specific agri-health issues and bring innovators together to develop solutions for agri-related challenges. The Centre aims to promote entrepreneurship in the agri-sector, leading to innovation, economic development and job creation.
The main objectives of the Centre would be to:
- Incubate agri-based startups to translate innovative ideas into commercially viable products.
- Provide physical and technical expertise to these startups to facilitate innovation and commercialization.
- Nurture the entrepreneurs and start-ups through bio-incubation, early stage funding, mentorship, and other facilitation.
- Develop a repository of Biological Material (Seeds, QTL donor lines, Trait donor lines, Microbial strains, plasmids constructs, genomic resources etc.) to facilitate innovation and accelerate product development.
The Centre will provide state-of-the-art infrastructure, as well as support in the form of scientific, technical, and business mentorship to promising agri-startups to help translate ideas into successful ventures.
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