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Agri Incubator by UAS, Dharwad

Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of the economy with more than 70% of the rural population and 50% of total work force dependent on it for livelihood. While agri startups in India have made a head way, the Agri-startup boom is yet to proliferate in the Northern Karnataka. The area is blessed with the bounty of nature and the region is largely rural, with myriad agricultural and allied production dominating the agri landscape. Some of the positive implications for AgriTech-Startups include:

1. Encouraging more buying and selling within the rural boundary.

2. Contractual buying and contractual farming within the aegis of the boundary.

3. Assured market for farm products which will in turn encourage local rural economy.

4. Concurrent migration of people from rural to urban areas.

5. Boosting the local village economy by eradicating the problem of uncertainty of the farmers as well as that of rural economy.


a. To achieve "Lab to land" by dissemination of new technology /varieties to farmers through promoting a culture of Agri startups.

b. To promote innovation, entrepreneurship and business creation in agriculture and allied sector by skill development, capacity building and technology scale up.

c. To create employment opportunities for youth in agriculture in the rural vicinity.

d. To promote an integrated approach for technology acquisition, R&D, commercial technology transfer and knowledge dissemination.

e. To facilitate evolution of an Agri-startup ecosystem by support for cost effective, value added services including technical, legal, financial, intellectual property and regulatory compliance related services to Agripreneurs.

f. To build a vibrant Agri-startup ecosystem, by establishing a network between academia, financial institutions, industries and other related institutions.

g. Capacity building of existing Agri-business incubators as R-ABIs to achieve related objectives.

h. To generate/provide innovative solution to meet local and global agriculture and business challenges, and competitiveness.

Our Progress

177 Start-Ups Incubated

48 Start-Ups Received Financial Support

150+ Jobs Created

45+ Start-Up Events

Focus Areas

Our Incubatees


1 / 20

Launch of RKVY-RAFTAAR ABI Program

2 / 20

Exchanging MoU between UAS, Dharwad & Deshpande Startups, Hubballi

3 / 20

University of Agricultural Sciences-Dharwad signs MoU for Production of Sugarcane Seedlings

4 / 20

Inauguration of Annual Workshop at KRISHIK Agribusiness Incubator

5 / 20

Inauguration of First Cohort

6 / 20

Inauguration of Second Cohort

7 / 20

Utkarsh Capacity Building Workshop

8 / 20

Signing of MOA of 1st Cohort Incubates, UAS, Dharwad

9 / 20

Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture Sri. B. C. Patil, Inaugurated KRISHIK- Agri Business Incubator, UAS, Dharwad

10 / 20

Signing of MOA of 2nd Cohort Incubates, UAS, Dharwad

11 / 20

Inauguration of Fifth Cohort, KRISHIK-ABI, UAS, Dharwad

12 / 20

Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlotji visited Exhibit of Krishik-Agri Business Incubator, UAS, Dharwad

13 / 20

Exchange of MOA with KLE, SMSR, Hubli

14 / 20

One Day Annual Workshop 2020-21 (Online) for Partner RABIs

15 / 20

Team Krishik at TechBharat 2022, Pre-event on Agritech & Food Tech, Belagavi

16 / 20

Inauguration of Sixth Cohort

17 / 20

MOA Exchange Ceremony with Incubates of 3rd & 4th Cohort

18 / 20

Market Connect Session as a part of Business Incubation Workshop

19 / 20

Business Incubation Workshop at Krishik-ABI, UAS, Dharwad

20 / 20

SAMARTH Workshop - 2022