Forging partnerships to nurture agripreneurs

Kanpur: In a move to ignite innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, the Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur and G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T) co-hosted the “AgriTech Innovation and Startup Meet” at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

The event featured key addresses from prominent figures in the agricultural innovation space. Dr. Ajeet Singh Nain, Director of Research, GBPUA&T; Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, Co-Professor In Charge, SIIC IIT Kanpur; and Dr. Amita Joshi, Deputy General Manager, BIRAC emphasized their commitment to support agritech startups from both the institutions throughout their journey from ideation and development to validation, regulatory compliance, market access by engaging with Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs), among others.

A key highlight of the event was the exchange of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SIIC, IIT Kanpur, and GB Pant University. This MoU establishes a framework for collaboration, facilitating technical guidance and joint efforts to support startups.


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