Welcome To Pusa Krishi Incubator

Arise :  Launchpad for Agristartups

ARISE 2020, a Launch pad for Agri-Startups is an initiative of Pusa Krishi, ICAR-IARI powered by RKVY-RAFTAAR Scheme of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India. It is an uniquely designed incubation program specifically for early-stage agri-startups, with an aim to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of agribusiness and allied sectors.

It is a Two-Phase Incubation program:

Phase 1:    Idea to Product Prototype
  • ‘Proof of Concept’ and ‘Promising Ideas’ would get access to the research facilities, technical experts, patent filing and extensive mentoring support.
  • Ten-Week on campus workshop-based program has been structured to help startups in their initial set-up.
  • Pusa Fellowship stipend of Rs.10,000/ month for 2 months.
  • Towards the end of Phase-1, an expert committee will shortlist startups based on their performance-based presentation. Thereafter the shortlisted startups would be made ready for Acceleration in Phase-2 of the program.
Phase 2-   Product Prototype to its Commercial Launch & Funding Support
  • Startups will validate their products/service/technology.
  • Startups will be mentored on how to commercially launch their product/service and sustain in marketplaces.
  • An initial grant-in-aid of up to Rs.5 Lacs will be awarded to the start-up.
  • Marketing & Mentoring support by industry experts will be provided during the program.
Focus Area:
  • Natural Resource

  • Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture

  • Agri Culture & Farm Health Services

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Precision Farming

  • Sustainable Agriculture / Organic Farming

  • Farm Mechanisation

  • Animal Husbandary

  • Agri Ext Education

  • Agri Biotech

  • Agri Input Tools & technologies

  • IOT & AI in Agriculture

  • Post Harvest Processing

Benefits :
  • Grant-In-Aid up to INR 5 Lakhs

  • Founder stipend of INR 10,000/ month

  • 4+ 2 Weeks Workshops

  • Technical Mentoring

  • Technical Validation

  • 360° Perspective from various stakeholders

  • Farmers Insights for technology validation