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Overview

The India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) Fellowship is a Tata Trusts and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded program co-implemented by SIIC IIT Kanpur, Social Alpha, and Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI). The fellowship will support students/recent graduates, developing deep technologies in the field of agriculture in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to create a positive impact on the smallholder farmers.

Applications Closed

Focus Domains

Climate resilience technology
Women friendly Agro machinery
Low cost Agro machineries
Post-harvest crop management
Innovation for high revenue yield
Fisheries and animal husbandry


Cohort 1
AJAI GOPI
KOUSHIK BOSE
PANKAJ JHAKAR
PRAKHAR AGARWAL
SHASHANK SHEKHAR
SUKANYA DIXIT
VIKAS SONWANI

Eligibility

1. The candidate must be a student/ fresh graduate pursuing engineering or any course within Science and Engineering disciplines.

2. Must be an Indian national below the age of 35.

3. The candidate should be developing an Agritech solution for the small-holder farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

Offerings

A monthly fellowship of
₹ 50,000 for 12 months
Access to IIT Kanpur infrastructure
Access to legal and other financial services
Dedicated startup support ecosystem

Application Process

  • Step 1

    Call for application

  • Step 2

    Initial screening for eligibility and program criteria

  • Step 3

    Expert panel presentation for assessment

  • Step 4

    Announcement of fellows/grantess

12

Months Program Duration

7

IAIN fellows supported

7

New Startups formed

91

Applications received

IAIN Program