Hyderabad: In order to provide push for startups working in the field of agriculture and allied sector, T-Hub in partnership with Icrisat has unveiled an innovation source challenge. As part of the challenge, both the parties are also joining hands with Stanley Black & Decker to launch the programme titled Agro Innovation on The Periphery with Stanley Black & Decker.
The goal of this programme is to deploy an affordable Solar Agricultural Platform that brings together innovative technologies enabling marginal farmers to make intelligent decisions for higher crop yield, higher income, and ultimately improved livelihood. It provides the product-ready startups, a platform to showcase their technology or business model leveraging clean technology.
Applications are open for startups working in the field of agriculture and related fields like smart agro, smart pumps, solar-based equipment and many more. The areas of challenge are Digital Farming, IoT and data driven farming and supply chain integration. Out of the applications received, T-Hub will select two startups that will get to work with SBD in the areas of interest.
“In another four to six weeks we should be able to finalise the top two startups for this challenge,” Rama Iyer, senior V-P, T-Hub told Telangana Today.
Other than working with SBD, the startups will also get a cash prize and will get to work closely with T-Hub’s network of mentors, industry experts, investors, service providers and community/ecosystem.
Applications for the program are open from March 12 and will close on April 15. For more information, please visit – https://t-hub.co/AgroInnovation_Periphery/
“Our aim is to seek out smart Agri Startups across the world and identify areas of innovation that can be integrated into our Solar Agricultural Platform to create widespread social impact, to over 300 million farmers in India. We are excited to collaborate with T-Hub in bringing this programme to the Agri StartUp Ecosystem across the world”, said, Jaime Ramirez, president, Global Emerging Markets, Stanley Black & Decker.