CIFT

ABI

Agri-Business Incubation Centre



The Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Centre established at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin supports operations on business projects as a measure of enhancing the foundation for new technology based industries and establishing a knowledge-based economy. It was sanctioned under the scheme National Agriculture Innovation Fund in January 2016. Agri Businesses Incubation Centres are envisaged to provide the necessarysupportfor validationand up-scalingoftechnologiesand encouragetheir reachto the useras an attractivebusinessproposition.ABI centre is expectedto facilitate innovator and researchersto turn their ideas intocommercial venture. The centre will focus on incubation and business developmentprogramme,including entrepreneurshipskill developmentand GrassrootsInnovatorsactivities.


The ABI Centre at ICAR-CIFT focuses on finding new ways of doing business in fisheries by finding doors to unexplored markets. The Centre helps prospective entrepreneurs, by providing pro-active and value-added business support in terms of technical consultancy, infrastructure facility, experts’ guidance and training to develop technology based business ideas and establish sustainable enterprises. It acts as a platform for the speedy commercialization of the ICAR technologies, through an interfacing and networking mechanism between research institutions, industries and financial institutions. The Incubator at CIFT differs from traditional Business Incubators as it is tailored specifically for technology based industries and is operational at an area with a high concentration of fish production. This industry-specific incubator also allows new firms to tap into local knowledge and business networks that are already in place. ABI offers its services to industries not only in Cochin, but also all over India through virtual incubation. Beyond promoting business growth, the Centre aims to bring its benefits to all the fisheries communities in India.

Governing Council of ABI Unit at ICAR-CIFT

Director, ICAR-CIFT

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Chairman

Dr. C.O. Mohan, Co-PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Dr. L. Narasimha Murthy, Co-PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Dr. Remya S., Co-PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Dr. Niladri Sekhar Chatterjee,  Co-PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Senior Administrative Officer, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Finance & Accounts Officer, ICAR-CIFT

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Member

Dr.George Ninan, PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFT

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Member Secretary

 

 

Contact address:


Dr.George Ninan
Principal Investigator
Agri Business Incubation Centre
ICAR-CIFT, Cochin-682029
Kerala ,India
Ph: 091-484-2412300
Fax: 091-484-2668212
Email: cift@ciftmail.org; abicentre4cift@gmail.com

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