About the Centre
The Zonal Technology Management - Agribusiness Incubation (ZTM-ABI) Centre at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (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. 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.
The Centre is tailored specifically for technology-based industries and is operational at an area with a high concentration of fish production. This industry specific incubator allows new firms to tap into local knowledge and business networks that are already in place. ZTM-ABI Centre aims to bring its benefits to all the fisheries communities in India and possess good infrastructure suitable for providing direct incubation to nine entrepreneurs in a corporate environment.
Incubation Facilities under one roof
ZTM-ABI Centre targets entrepreneurs, from fledgling start-ups in need of basic small scale processing capacity to sophisticated businesses in need of R&D back up, office infrastructure and pilot / test market processing facility for the development of new products. The purpose of direct incubation is to support emerging companies through their infancy.
The major facilities provided by the business incubator for de-risking are listed below:
1) Provides technology and know-how backed up with scientific results.
2) Initial assessment of product and business
3) Regulatory, compliance and standards support.
4) Infrastructure and production unit
5) Training and skill development
6) Product development and testing
7) Setting up of new facilities and up-scaling
Range of Technologies Developed at ICAR-CIFT
Business Services Offered
Mode of Commercialisation
Various mode of commercialization are as follows:
Semi-Commercial Pilot Plant Facility
A state-of-the art Pilot level facility is set up as part of Agribusiness Incubation Centre, with 9 state-of-the-art production lines along with Culinary Centre and Product Development Centre. The incubatees are given access to these FSSAI approved facilities for the semi-commercial production of fish and meat-based products.
Range of Technologies
Who can apply?
Entrepreneurs / Partnership Firms / Private Ltd. Companies / NGOs / Co-operatives / GOs / Start-ups / Universities and colleges / Students looking for technological guidance / mentoring. The interested clients should submit an application form along with a brief Project Proposal to ZTM-ABI center.
The residency period for direct incubatees will be for one year, extendable by another year in special cases, depending on the progress of incubation.
Incubation Registration Fee:
Rs.2000/- + applicable GST
Incubation Office Facility and Pilot Plant:
Office facility can be availed on a monthly rental basis and pilot plant activities shall be charged on operational basis.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. C.O. Mohan
Principal Investigator, ZTM-ABI Centre
Officer-in-Charge, Institute Technology Management Unit
ICAR - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology
Phone: +91 - 484 – 2412366, 2412414
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