ICAR-IARI has taken steps in establishing its tech transfer office ‘Zonal Technology Management Unit’ in 2009 with the support of ICAR. In 2014, coupled with ICAR’s ambitious National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP), a foundation for agribusiness incubation was laid and the Unit was renamed as ‘Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning & Development Unit’. The Unit operates as IP management and tech transfer office at the Institute level and hand holding unit for other ICAR institutes at the zonal level. At the same time, it works as an incubation facility for nurturing ideas into commercially viable start-ups.
To give impetus to innovative research and its applications, in 2017, ICAR launched its new scheme National Agriculture Innovation Fund (NAIF) and created incubation fund under the same. Simultaneously after gaining a good experience and crossing some milestones, the unit has become a DST supported Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in 2018. In the same year it has made its mark by becoming Knowledge Partner (KP) in DAC&FW’s ambitious scheme ‘Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana - Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)’s Innovation and Agri Entrepreneurship Cell’.
‘Pusa Taksay Society’ has been registered with the Registrar of Societies, New Delhi and is progressing on the way of shifting all of its agribusiness incubation activities under it by making it a one stop solution for startups. The Incubator was named as ‘Pusa Krishi’ by continuing the 114 years of IARI’s legacy. The Unit has been in a close connection with various government wings i.e., DA&FW, DST, Ministry of MSME, Technology Development Board, various embassies and few international organizations.
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