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.


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


  • The candidate must be a student/ fresh graduate pursuing engineering or any course within Science and Engineering disciplines.
  • Must be an Indian national below the age of 35.
  • The candidate should be developing an Agritech solution for the small-holder farmers in Uttar Pradesh.


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

Months Program Duration

IAIN fellows supported

New Startups formed

Applications Received

IAIN Program