With a rising population and climate change, India’s Agri food industry requires adoption of advanced technologies to tackle industrial bottlenecks. India’s talented startups, smart innovators, and aspiring youth work can alongside important stakeholders from the government and industry to build novel and cost-effective solutions to persistent problems.
Through this national-level Grand Challenge, Ministry of Food Processing and Industries (MoFPI). Startup India aim to facilitate generation of disruptive ideas fuelled by fresh perspective and leading research.
Startups and individual entrepreneurs/ innovators (the challenge is open to Indian nationals only)
Startups and individual entrepreneurs/ innovators
Students studying at any Indian university/ institute
Professionals/ employed individuals
Call for applications on Startup India Portal
Marketing and Outreach Activities
Constitution of Evaluation Committee
Preliminary Evaluation of Applicants
Masterclass Series for Shortlisted Applicants
Handholding Support: Incubation, Pilot Opportunity
Grand Finale: Announcement of Results & Disbursal of Cash Prizes
Announcement of Finalists
Evaluation of Shortlisted Applicants
A committee would be set up by DPIIT and MoFPI for evaluating all the applications, providing mentorship and feedback to applicants, and selecting the winners. The members of Evaluation Committee will include:
Information completeness and essential documents will be checked for all applicants by the Startup India team, to shortlist them for the next round – attending Knowledge Series.
The proposed solutions and accompanying business plans will be analyzed by the Evaluation Committee. A shortlist with finalists will be announced, post the analysis by the Evaluation Committee.The proposed solutions and accompanying business plans will be analyzed by the Evaluation Committee. A shortlist with finalists will be announced, post the analysis by the Evaluation Committee.
Finalists will pitch their solutions to the Evaluation Committee via video presentations.
Top 06 innovative and resilient ideas/solutions will be awarded a cash prize and other offerings and will be provided with incubation support and pilot opportunities to convert their idea into tangible solutions.
Technology and Innovation: Value-added technology with the potential for its applicability for enterprises/industries and degree of innovation.