ICAR-NAARM Signs MoA with NACL, SKLTSHU, and ICAR Institutions to Support Startups
5th November 2022, Hyderabad
The Association for Innovation Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture (a-IDEA) hosted by the ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement today with NACL Industries Limited, Sri Konda Laxma Reddy Telangana State Horticultural University , Hyderabad, ICAR-Sugarcane Breeding Institute , Coimbatore andICAR- National Research Centre on Grapes, Pune to support the startup incubated at a-IDEA in particular and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in general.
The MoA proposed to provide facilities like Co-incubation, technical support, mentoring, lab facilities, networking, value added services, and co-networking opportunities.
Dr. G. Venkateshwarlu, Joint Director, ICAR-NAARM highlighted the strong need of collaborations among organizations to strengthen agri-startups.
Shri Ravi, Head, Strategy and Corporate Development, Ms. Sanam hera from NACL, Dr. A.Bhagwan, Registrar and Dr.A.Kiran Kumar, Dean (Horticulture) and Dr.D.Vijaya, OIC PGHIS from SKLTSHU, Dr. Hemaprabha, Director and Dr.Murali, PS at ICAR-SBI, Dr.R.G.Somkuwar, Director and Dr.Ajay Kumar Sharma, PS at NRC Grapes represented their respective organizations in the MoA.
Dr. Senthil Vinayagam, CEO, a-IDEA coordinated MoA and the event was attended by Mr. Soma Sundaram, DGM, NABARD TSRO, Dr. N.A.Vijay Avinashilingam, ACEO, Dr.P.D. Sreekanth, Treasurer, a-IDEA, NAARM faculty, a-IDEA personnel and the incubatees of a-IDEA besides the staff members of the participating organizations.
(Source: ICAR- ICAR- National Academy of Agricultural Research Management , Hyderabad)