RKVY-RAFTAAR Program

text-align: center;">RKVY-RAFTAAR Program: Applications from Agripreneurs & Startups

RKVY-RAFTAAR Program: Applications from Agripreneurs & Startups. Manage-CIA Inviting applications from Agripreneurs & Startups across India. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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MANAGE-CIA

Inviting applications from Agripreneurs & Startups across India

Call for application for 6th Cohort
Under RKVY-RAFTAAR Scheme
MANAGE-Centre for Innovation and Agripreneurship

Agripreneurship Orientation Program (AOP) under RKVY-RAFTAAR

An opportunity for the Agripreneurs to convert their innovative agribusiness idea into
prototype/product/service. A grant-in-aid support up to ₹ 5.00 lakh is provided to convert their idea into reality.

Agripreneurship orientation program is aimed at providing an opportunity to individuals to
develop and validate their innovative ideas in Agribusiness sector by imparting two month
mentoring cum hands on internship with other startups in Agriculture and allied sectors. Guided by experienced mentors and innovative startups, they will be able to understand business concepts/nuances, strategy and practical insights of specific industries or markets, challenges and strategies to resolve them.

After successful completion of the two months orientation program, MANAGE Centre for
Innovation and Agripreneurship (CIA) will provide opportunity for the AOP participants to pitch for grant-in-Aid up to ₹ 5.00 Lakh to convert their innovative agribusiness idea into
prototype/product/service.

Objectives of the AOP program

a. To nurture potential Agripreneurs by providing mentoring internship with other startups to provide them practical, technical and business insights
b. To create and nurture a pipeline of Agripreneurs for incubators
c. To make pursuing entrepreneurship related to innovative ideas an attractive career option among other available career choices

Eligibility Criteria

a. The applicant should propose one innovative idea based on technology, process, service,
business platforms etc. in the Agri-business sector for increasing efficiency in agriculture and allied sector.
b. The applicants are expected to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations full time.
c. The applicant should have an initial business plan/proposal for the idea they intend to
pursue.

Broad Activities

a. Shortlisted agripreneurs will receive 60+ hours of initial training at MANAGE Centre for
Innovation and Agripreneurship with hands on training cum internship with startups.
b. They will provided with different aspects of the business as well as technical training so that they can refine/work on their innovative business idea simultaneously.

Focus Area

a) Agri inputs Farm
b) Food Processing
c) Agricultural Supply Chain
d) Precision Farming
e) Agri Social Entrepreneurs
f) Agri Clinic and Farm Health Service
g) Mechanisation
h) Farm Mechanisation
i) IoT, ICT, and AI in Agriculture
j) Organic Farming
k) Agricultural Biotechnology
l) Natural Resource Management
m) Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture

Note: Those who have already applied for MANAGE rolling advertisement no need to re-apply

Call for applications for the 6th Cohort
Under RKVY-RAFTAAR Scheme
MANAGE-Centre for Innovation and Agripreneurship

Startup Agribusiness Incubation Program (SAIP) under RKVY-RAFTAAR

An opportunity for the startups based on agri-business sector to establish and scale-up their business, a grant-in-aid support up to ₹25.00 lakh is provided for the selected startups.

Startup Agri-Business Incubation Program, a financial assistance program with maximum of
₹25.00 lakhs will be granted to potential startups that have a minimum viable product (MVP) based on innovative solutions/ processes / products/ services/ business models in agriculture and allied sector. The applicant incubatees would be provided funds as per theirgenuine requirements and as per appraisal/evaluation of their business plans by the program selection committee and the decision of the committee in this regard will be final.

This support will assist the incubatees to launch their products/ services/ business platforms etc. into the market and help them to scale up their operations as well as to attain business viability at a faster pace. This support will also facilitate them to attract investments from angel/venture capitalists or taking loans from commercial banks /financial institutions for further scaling-up of their business operations. It will support the incubatees to commercialize the product and establish & scale up their business.

Objectives of the program

a. To ensure timely funding and incubation support for selected incubatees
b. To enable translation of minimum viable product (MVP) to marketable stage and scale up
the product and business.
c. To provide a platform for faster experimentation and modification in their approaches /
strategies based on innovative solutions/ processes / products/ services/ business models etc. for scaling up.

Eligibility Criteria

a. The applicant should be a registered legal entity in India
b. Startup should have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) ready
c. The applicant has to be an Indian start-up as per DPIIT notification. This support is not
meant for Indian Subsidiaries of MNC’s/foreign companies.
d. A startup supported once will not be eligible for applying for the subsequent round of seed support.
e. Startup should not have received the grant-in-aid funding from any state / central
government bodies.

Broad Activities to be supported under Grant-in-aid Funding

Expenses for the following broad activities would be supported under this program:

a. Product Refinement/Testing and Trials/ Test Marketing/ Marketing launch
b. Expenses on data generation/data acquisition for ideas working on IT side/AI side
c. Fees for IP issues/one time technology licensing fees
d. Manpower for day to day operations
e. Day to day operational expenses like electricity bill, incubation charges etc.
f. Any other area/activity as deemed necessary and recommended by MANAGE Centre for
Innovation and Agripreneurship Incubation Committee

Focus Area

a) Agri inputs Farm
b) Food Processing
c) Agricultural Supply Chain
d) Precision Farming
e) Agri Social Entrepreneurs
f) Agri Clinic and Farm Health Service
g) Mechanisation
h) Farm Mechanisation
i) IoT, ICT, and AI in Agriculture
j) Organic Farming
k) Agricultural Biotechnology
l) Natural Resource Management
m) Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture

Note: Those who have already applied for MANAGE rolling advertisement no need to re-apply

Last date for filling application: 30th September 2021

Click here for Agripreneurship Orientation Program (AOP) under RKVY-RAFTAAR

Click here for Startup Agribusiness Incubation Program (SAIP) under RKVY-RAFTAAR

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