Established in the year 2014 Pusa Krishi is a special purpose initiative to encourage and support agriculture-focused startups at ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. Supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s welfare, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) of Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science and technology, MSME, Pusa Krishi Is working to transform and create deep impact across the agriculture ecosystem through innovation awareness and adoption.
A recipient of Center of Excellence under RKVY-RAFTAAR, BioNEST and NIDHI-TBI scheme, Pusa Krishi offers carefully crafted programs as per stage and trajectory of startups.
Through these programs, Startups incubated at Pusa Krishi receive unparalleled technical and business mentorship from a large network of corporate partners and industry expert. This exceptional blend of deep domain knowledge and consumer side intelligence works in the overall development of incubated startups. These features in the programs significantly improves the ability of the startups to develop product market fit, market access and other complex business dimensions, which significantly improve sustainability and market readiness of these startups.
As part of the program, Pusa Krishi , further enables the incubated startups to access grants and showcase opportunities from various partner Government programs. It also enables incubated startups to showcase across partner venture capital funds to fulfill fund raise for batch startups.
An exceptional blend of product and business side support, commercialization of product and service, access to various government and non-Government opportunities, Pusa Krishi is a complete solution platform for Agriculture focused businesses.
Curating high-quality, high-impact deep-science and tech innovations through technology scouting, academic and government partnerships, and several innovation competitions
IP Spectra is established at ZTM & BPD Unit, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi for IP Facilitation to agro based MSME supported by Ministry of MSME and ICAR-IARI.
ICAR technologies managed and transferred by IARI have spread over almost all states of the country building farmers’ and enterprises’ confidence and contributing to agricultural productivity, production and returns.
Pusa Krishi support the development of agri start-ups by providing them with advisory and administrative support services along with office space, high-end laboratories, conference room with Internet, telephone and printer connections.
ZTM & BPD Unit frequently organises agri-entrepreneurship development programs to train the budding entrepreneurs with curated technical sessions which are significantly leading to an extraordinary business interest in this sector.
Pusa Krishi, ICAR- IARI assist agri-startups for the Seed Funding support in form of Grant-In-Aid from various Ministries and also providing Financial Linkages with VCs, Angel Investors, Corporates and Banks.