Agri-Food Business Incubation Centre IIT Kharagpur

AOP AIP APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED TILL 30th APRIL, 2020

About Us

Agri-Food Business Incubation Center IIT Kharagpur (AFBIC IITKGP):

AFBIC, IIT Kharagpur is a centre for supporting agribusiness incubation by exploring innovations and technologies for venture creation in agriculture. It is aimed at strengthening startup ecosystem in Agri-food and allied sectors to promote Agripreneurship by facilitating financial aid and technology access for product and process innovation.

The centre has been initiated by grant-in-aid from Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India under RKVY-RAFTAAR program. Agricultural and Food Engineering dept, IIT Kharagpur is entrusted with the responsibility of creating the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cell with necessary infrastructure for mentoring and nurturing Agri-entrepreneurs from the ideation to subsequent development phases.

AFBIC as a R-ABI (RKVY – RAFTAAR Agri Business Incubator):

Role of AFBIC as a R-ABI is to support agri-food business entrepreneurs in building viable business models by providing a platform for technology acquisition, R&D facilitation, commercialization of technology, networking and knowledge dissemination.

The role of IIT Kharagpur as a R-ABI is to run primarily two programs, namely

  1. Agripreneurship Orientation (AOP), and
  2. Agri-startup Incubation (AIP)

What is RKVY – RAFTAAR?

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR) is a unique scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA & FW). RKVY-RAFTAAR aims at making farming a remunerative economic activity through strengthening the farmers’ effort, risk mitigation and promoting agri-business entrepreneurship.

Programmes

AOP AIP APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED TILL 30th APRIL, 2020

Contact Us

Mail Us: afbiciitkgp@gmail.com

Address: AFBIC Dept. of Agricultural and Food Engineering

IIT Kharagpur 721302