Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Centre has been established at ICAR-NRCP, Guwahati to support operations on business projects as a measure of enhancing the foundation for new technology based industries. Agri Businesses Incubation Centre is envisaged to provide the necessary support for validation and up-scaling of technologies and encourage their reach to the user as an attractive business proposition. ABI centre is expected to facilitate innovator and researchers to turn their ideas into commercial venture. The centre will focus on incubation and business development programme, including entrepreneurship skill development activities.
The ABI Centre at ICAR-NRCP focuses on finding new ways of
doing business in commercial piggery; allied service sectors
and value addition in pork by finding doors to unexplored markets.
The Centre is intended to help prospective entrepreneurs, by
providing pro-active and value-added business support in terms
of technical consultancy, infrastructure facility, experts'
guidance and training to develop technology based business ideas
and establish sustainable enterprises. It will act as a platform
for the speedy commercialization of the ICAR technologies, through
an interfacing and networking mechanism between research institutions,
industries and financial institutions. The Incubator at ICAR-NRCP
differs from traditional Business Incubators as it is tailored
specifically for technology based industries and is operational
at an area with a high concentration of pig/pork production
and consumption. This industry-specific incubator also allows
new firms to tap into local knowledge and business networks
that are already in place. ABI centre on ICAR-NRCP offers its
services to industries not only in Guwahati, but also all over
India through virtual incubation. Beyond promoting business
growth, the Centre aims to bring its benefits to all the commercial
piggery/ allied services/pork processing/ quality control sectors
For ICAR-NRCP, Agri-startups means business and the institute will navigate the incubatees to sail across the tides of uncertainties by offering plethora of benefits viz. capacity building programmes, modern laboratory facilities, focused group mentoring, regulatory and advisory guide, intellectual property management, furnished infrastructure etc. All the services rendered by ABI to clients/incubatees will be chargeable and rendered on payment basis by the institute. The modalities will be finalized through mutual discussions and MoUs will be signed accordingly. The MOUs will be initially signed for two years period from the date of signing of both parties. On expiry of the agreement and depending on the need, the Institute and the party may enter into the contract for another term by signing fresh MOU. More detailed guidelines on technology commercialization can be found in the link: http://www.icar.org.in/files/ICAR-GuidelinesIPM&T-2014.pdf.
Selected areas considered by ICAR-NRCP for ABI activities
1.Support in establishing commercial pig breeding farms.
1.Receipt of duly filled in application from the interested
Governing Council of ABI unit at ICAR-NRCP