In recent time, immense emphasis has been laid on developing and nurturing entrepreneurs and startup organization in the nation which would create jobs in the field of Agri and allied-Agri sectors, especially in Northeast India.
The rich diversity that the region provides in terms of weather, climatic factors as well as the natural resources make the land favourable for the trial of all kinds of vegetation or agricultural practises.
Establishment of NEATEHUB
North East Agriculture Technology Entrepreneurs Hub (NEATEHUB) started its journey in the field of Agri sector in 2018 as a section 8 not-for-profit company. The incubation hub was established under the aegis of the Assam Agricultural University (AAU) Jorhat.
Also, flagship scheme Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) of NITI Aayog and RKVY-RAFTAAR ((Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvenation) supports NEATEHUB in its services provided.
AAU has established the best-in-class Innovation hub to facilitate absorption and commercialization of various agri and allied-agri technologies to promote ventures and businesses in the North East region.
With two programmes lined up from the incubator, ISANYA 5.0 and SARANYA 4.0, the hub invites applications for agripreneurship orientation and startup incubation respectively till August 10, 2021.
How to apply?
Online applications for the same are being accepted and if you think your idea is something that have the immense potential to solve agri allied problems, you can APPLY HERE.
ISANYA 5.0 will grant in aid 5 Lakhs to those who have innovative ideas based on technology, service, business platform etc. The funding will be provided based on consistent performance as evaluated by the selection committee.
The incubator in this schemes takes ideas from those who are in very initial stage of entrepreneurship.
Horticulture, live stock, fisheries, food processing, soil conditioning, natural fibre, textile, medicinal and aromatic plants, digital agriculture and small farm machinery are the most important core sectors focused by the NEATEHUB.
It is envisaged that the NEATeHub will augur well for the promotion and facilitation of agribusiness enterprises around commodity-specific value chains.
The AAU Incubator has plans to work on a hub and spoke model with its own satellite centres in strategic districts of Assam as well as in other North Eastern states.