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It’s time to participate in Social Alpha Agritech Innovations Challenge 2.0 !
The second edition of the Social Alpha Agritech Innovations Challenge is inviting innovators and entrepreneurs, with innovative technology solutions, with strong focus on affordability, accessibility, efficiency and user experience that positively impact smallholder and marginal farmers. Up to 15 innovations will be selected as the second cohort of the India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) powered by Social Alpha.
Social Alpha Agritech Innovations Challenge 2.0
The agriculture and allied sector is the largest source of livelihoods in India. Yet, the situation for small holder category of farmers is extremely dire. The state of Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 26% of India’s low-income farmers, magnifying the need for impactful development interventions.
The core objective of the Social Alpha Agritech Innovations Challenge 2.0 is to curate innovative technologies that positively impact the lives of smallholder farmers. Winners will receive support in their lab to last-mile journey, including sponsored pilots in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The IAIN is an initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Tata Trusts, in partnership with the
Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur). It envisions to create an enabling ecosystem for innovators and entrepreneurs developing solutions for smallholder farmers in order to help them become more productive, profitable and empowered.
In the first edition of the Social Alpha Agritech Innovations Challenge which was launched in 2019, 13 start-ups received incubation support, investments and piloting opportunities under IAIN.
Winners of the Agritech Innovation challenge will form a part of one of the following programs:
- Incubation Program for early stage start-ups – managed by SIIC, IIT Kanpur
- Venture Acceleration Program for mature stage start-ups – managed by Social Alpha
ABOUT SOCIAL ALPHA :
Social Alpha is an initiative to strengthen the science and technology start-up ecosystem in India with a focus on “lab to market” enablement. Since its inception in 2016, Social Alpha has nurtured more than 50 mission driven start-up. Social Alpha architecture integrates the innovation, incubation and investment ecosystems and allows for an effective mechanism for allocating resources to mission driven entrepreneurs throughout their lab to market progression
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