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Capgemini India and Agricultural Development Trust launch the Agri-Innovation Program
Capgemini India along with Agricultural Development Trust (ADT), Baramati launched the Agri-Innovation Program. The collaboration will scale efforts in areas such as Incubation of Start-ups, Outreach, Field trials, Farmers connects, Proof of Concept/ idea validation, Access to world class mentors, access to research labs facilities and Stakeholder linkage among others.
The Launch event was graced by the Chief Guest Ms. Aarti Srivatsava, CHRO Capgemini. The program was flagged off by Mr. Anurag Pratap, India CSR Head Capgemini. Mr. Nilesh Nalawade, CEO Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati gave introductory remarks about the project. Mr. Tambhale, Director – Maharashtra State Agriculture Department, elucidated about the Current scenario of Agriculture in India. Other dignitaries present included Dr. Santosh Bhosale, Advisor Special Projects ADT, Mr. Manish Mehta – Capgemini, Ms. Nisheet Srivatsava – Capgemini, Ms. Snehal Khursude – Capgemini and Dr. Nuzhat Ali, Head Strategic Partnerships, Capgemini.
This program is part of a collaboration between Capgemini India and Agricultural Development Trust, established to complement the Government of Maharashtra’s and NITI’s Ayog’s efforts towards incubating Agri-allied start-ups for assisting and benefiting local farmers.
AIC-ADT Baramati Foundation (AIC-ADT) is an Agri-tech focused business incubator supported by AIM, NITI Aayog, GoI, and together with its parent organization Agricultural Development Trust, Baramati has successfully supported more than 32 start-ups in the short span of 2 years since its inception. AIC-ADT has an ecosystem approach to support Agri-tech start-ups at all the stages of their life cycles. This Innovation and Incubation Centre has world class facilities located in Tier III (Baramati) region of the country and leading the way to become India’s largest Incubator serving exclusively in the Agri-Tech domain. This one of its kind facility is accessible to the rural masses and is providing global expertise and mentorship to the incubated startups.