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FASAL, a Centre of Entrepreneurship (CoE) for IoT in Agriculture established by STPI at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth with specialized state-of-the-art incubation facility and physical laboratories for start-ups in the area of Agri Tech / Smart Agri where the highest-standards and best-practices in terms of infrastructure, technology, leadership, mentoring, training, research & development, funding, networking for the given focus area is made available.

Akola district is land of cotton which is famously known as white gold district of Maharashtra State. Cotton is the most important cash crop of western Vidarbha region. Eight out of eleven districts of Vidarbha are primarily cotton growing. Cotton farming is the backbone of the farmers of Yavatmal, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Buldhana and Washim districts in western Vidarbha. However, with scanty rains and very limited irrigation facilities at disposal, cotton farmers are often exposed to higher risks that many times result in loss of income.

The second largest crop grown in Vidarbha region is Soybean which is predominant in kharif season. In eastern Vidarbha region, paddy is the most dominant crop. It is generally grown with pigeon pea and this is the most remunerative cropping system followed by the farmers. However, the productivity of soybean has been declining in the past few years. This necessitates crop diversification in the area.Green gram, black gram and groundnut are also grown during kharif. Chick pea is the most predominant crop grown in rabi. Citrus is the main fruit crop grown among the horticultural crops and Nagpur is known as orange city.

Akola is having one of the oldest state Agriculture University, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV), an agricultural university which was established on 20th October, 1969.

For developing a holistic approach to sustainable development, including awareness of sustainable resource management practices are essential. It is envisioned that innovations in agriculture would transform existing slowdown in agriculture into a vibrant and competitive environment by harnessing untapped opportunities in domestic and global markets. It is believed that agricultural innovation, research and development would augment farmers' income, generate employment opportunities, conserve natural resources, promote exports and increase value addition for higher and comprehensive agricultural growth.

Centre of Entrepreneurship Offerings to the Start-ups

Physical Lab Facilities

  • Ready to Work Plug and Play Space.
  • Access to FASAL Labs.
  • High Speed Internet Access.
  • Network Operation Center(NOC).
  • 24 x 7 x 365 days Operational work space.
  • Round the clock security.
  • Support / Dedicated team round the clock.

Incubation & Co-Working Facilities

  • CoE shall monitor and guide start-ups through dedicated portfolio managers and start-up support executives.
  • CoE shall review and monitor the progress/performance of start-ups periodically and take necessary action as and when required in co-ordination with PMG.

Technology and Business Mentoring

  • Mentors shall identify specific needs at specific time like prototyping/design vendors, small - scale manufacturing vendors, large - scale manufacturing vendors ect. and makes best efforts to connect the start-ups with such echosystem players.
  • Full-time resource presence and organizing peer meetings with mentors at regular intervals.
  • Platform for accessing the mentor through an online portal.
  • Train/educate start-ups in the fields of research, user experience and business technology courses with cutting edge programming and deep-tech applications.
  • Support the start-ups for developing Proof of Concept, provide mentoring for designing & development and help start-ups to convert their idea into a reality.
  • Transforming the start-ups from idea level to Prototype level, Prototype level to MVP (Minimum Viable Product) level, MVP level to GTM (GoToMarket) level and graduating the start-ups into full-fledged company status.
  • Providing a multidisciplinary approach in developing innovative products based on identified business challenges.
  • Support for developing, enhancing and piloting start-ups prototype and business model in a collaborative environment.
  • Conducting need-based mentoring sessions on legal, compliance, branding, cyber security, domain techologies etc.

Marketing, Networking and Outreach

  • Beneficiary incubatees of CoE FASAL shall be included in marketing knowledge sessions, conducting road shows,networking events, social media outreach.
  • International events/programs shall be organized to attract global visibility.
  • CoE's end-to-end marketing plans will place your start-up on the global map.
  • Partnerships with key international profasalal agencies shall be carried out for cross border collaboration.

Access to Funding and Investment

  • CoE shall support and guide start-ups for raising funds towards PoC, MVP and Marketing as well as scaling up through grants, equity and debt by leveraging connections with potential customers and CSR/Corporate sources as well as angels, High Net worth Individuals (HNIs) and VCs as per appropriate size of start-ups.

IPR related support services

  • STPI has signed MoU with M/s. NRDC (National Research and Development Corporation) for filing Intellectual Property Rights such as Patenting (Drafting & Filing), Trademark, Copyright and any other IPR related support/legal/statutory support.

Additional services

  • Administration
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Others

OUR PARTNERS

  Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
(State Govt. Agriculture University)
ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

To promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) is an agricultural university located at Akola, in Maharashtra, India, in the Vidarbha region. The University is entrusted with the responsibility of agricultural education, research and extension education along with breeder and foundation seed programmes.

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), commonly known as the Pusa Institute, is India's national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. The current institute in Delhi is financed and administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The IARI was responsible for the research leading to the "Green Revolution in India"

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Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC)
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Akola
Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi

Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) a government owned insurance company that offers yield-based and weather-based crop insurance programs in almost 500 districts of India.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Akola is a district level Farm Science Center established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi at Rural Development and Research Foundation, Akola for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers fields.

Indian Society Of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) specializes in offering Soil and water conservation and management engineering including watershed management, command, area development, conservation, irrigation and field, drainage etc. We are serving our clients from New Delhi, India.

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ioCare, Pune
Amazing Aerial Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pune
SatSure Analytics India Private Ltd., Bangalore

ioCare has been established since 2014 and working on various projects and products in Embedded System, Industrial IoT, and Internet of Things domain. We are also been working on web application development and Mobile application design from last 4 years.

Agri-Technology implementation support for development of product & process, Support in setup and operation of CoE specific Labs, Awards/Prizes/Sponsorships to the startups, Problem statements to the Startups , Adoption & acquisition of solutions from startups on mutual terms,

SatSure is an innovative decision intelligence company headquartered in Switzerland, with offices in Bangalore, London, and Sydney. At SatSure, we leverage advances in satellite remote sensing, machine learning and big data analytics to provide answers to large area questions across the sustainability nexus of agriculture, infrastructure, and climate change action.

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College of Engineering & Technology,
Akola
The Indus Entrepreneurs(TiE), Mumbai

College of Engineering & Technology, Akola is central India's premier multi disciplinary Engineering institute engaged in education, Applied research, training and consultancy services which focuses clearly on Engineering

The Indus Entrepreneurs Association (TiE), Mumbai is a non-profit organisation devoted to the cause of entrepreneurship. TiE has 61 chapters across 14 countries and close to 12,000+ members. These members are Thought Leaders, Business Stalwarts & Business Icons. TiE Mumbai is engaged in executing Open Challlenge Program (OCP) for IoT in Agriculture CoE.

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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

To promote e-Governance for empowering citizens, promoting the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Electronics, IT & ITeS industries, enhancing India’s role in Internet Governance, adopting a multipronged approach that includes development of human resources, promoting R&D and innovation, enhancing efficiency through digital services and ensuring a secure cyber space.

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Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
(State Govt. Agriculture University)

Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) is an agricultural university located at Akola, in Maharashtra, India, in the Vidarbha region. The University is entrusted with the responsibility of agricultural education, research and extension education along with breeder and foundation seed programmes.

Read More...click here

ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), commonly known as the Pusa Institute, is India's national Institute for agricultural research, education and extension. The current institute in Delhi is financed and administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The IARI was responsible for the research leading to the "Green Revolution in India"

Read More...click here

Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC)

Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited (AIC) a government owned insurance company that offers yield-based and weather-based crop insurance programs in almost 500 districts of India.

Read More...click here

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Akola

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Akola is a district level Farm Science Center established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi at Rural Development and Research Foundation, Akola for speedy transfer of technology to the farmers fields.

Read More...click here

Indian Society Of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE), New Delhi

Indian Society Of Agricultural Engineers (Isae) specializes in offering Soil and water conservation and management engineering including watershed management, command, area development, conservation, irrigation and field, drainage etc. We are serving our clients from New Delhi, India.

Read More...click here

ioCare, Pune

ioCare has been established since 2014 and working on various projects and products in Embedded System, Industrial IoT, and Internet of Things domain. We are also been working on web application development and Mobile application design from last 4 years.

Read More...click here

Amazing Aerial Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pune

Agri-Technology implementation support for development of product & process, Support in setup and operation of CoE specific Labs, Awards/Prizes/Sponsorships to the startups, Problem statements to the Startups , Adoption & acquisition of solutions from startups on mutual terms,

Read More...click here

SatSure Analytics India Private Ltd., Bangalore

SatSure is an innovative decision intelligence company headquartered in Switzerland, with offices in Bangalore, London, and Sydney. At SatSure, we leverage advances in satellite remote sensing, machine learning and big data analytics to provide answers to large area questions across the sustainability nexus of agriculture, infrastructure, and climate change action.

Read More...click here

College of Engineering & Technology, Akola

College of Engineering & Technology, Akola is central India's premier multi disciplinary Engineering institute engaged in education, Applied research, training and consultancy services which focuses clearly on Engineering

Read More...click here

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Mumbai

The Indus Entrepreneurs Association (TiE), Mumbai is a non-profit organisation devoted to the cause of entrepreneurship. TiE has 61 chapters across 14 countries and close to 12,000+ members. These members are Thought Leaders, Business Stalwarts & Business Icons. TiE Mumbai is engaged in executing Open Challlenge Program (OCP) for IoT in Agriculture CoE.

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FOCUS AREAS

Digital Farming
Crop Protection
& Management
Forecasting using
Predictive Analytics
Enhancing Farmer Income
in off-seasons












WHO CAN APPLY

Company Type

The start-up should be incorporated as a

  • Private Limited Company (as defined in the Companies Act, 2013) or 
  • Registered Partnership Firm (Regd. under section 59 of the Partnership Act, 1932) or
  • Limited Liability Partnership (under the Liability Partnership Act 2008)

The date of registration/incorporation should not be beyond 10 years.

If a company is not registered, an application may be made in the names of the promoters/founders. However, the promoters/founders must ensure that the company is registered within a period of 3 months from the date of selection for CoE.

Annual Turnover

Start-up should have an annual turnover not exceeding Rs. 100 crore for any of the financial years since its incorporation.

Original Entity

Entity should not have been formed by splitting up or reconstructing an already existing business.

Innovative & Scalable

Entity should be working towards innovation, development or improvement of products, services or processes and should have the potential to generate employment/ create wealth.

Other Terms & Conditions

  • The start-up has to offer equity upto 3% to STPI/STPINEXT as decided & agreed upon as per operational guidelines.


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