On one hand, agriculture accounts for approximately 18% of India’s GDP even though it is a means to earn living for more half the population. On the other hand, innovations are unable to scale due to lack of access to farmers and difficulty in raising capital.
MIF #Innovate2Cultivate is designed to solve the challenges of both – the innovating entrepreneurs and the farmers.

What is MIF #Innovate2Cultivate ?

With a sharp focus on the agricultural sector, MIF’s newest program aims to double the coconut farmers’ income. Your challenge is to solve current agricultural problems with the help of your innovation – new or existing, product, service or business process innovation. This can be done through increase in production, productivity and savings or reduction costs or wastage or any other innovative way

Who can participate?

You must participate if you are an innovator or entrepreneur:

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With an new or existing solution for the coconut crop

2

Existing solution for another crop that can be modified for coconut crop

3

Any other innovation to solve the challenges

What’s in it for the most impactful innovation?

Access to acres of coconut farms for testing and scaling up your innovation

Support from us in your scale up journey

Deep rooted mentoring by industry and business experts on our Diagnostic Panel

Standing business opportunities from our corporate partners

Be considered for investment and/ or incubation from our Partners

An opportunity to showcase your innovation at the grand finale

A chance to add value to India’s growth story!

What are we looking for?

Problem- Solution fitment
How well does the innovation solve the challenge

Differentiation of Solution
How unique or innovative is the solution

Market Potential
While the innovation solves a challenge, is there need- gap it addresses?

Scalability
Does the future look bright?

Team Strength
Even if the above are in place, is there a strong management team to execute it?

SHORTLISTED ENTRIES

What is the end-to-end process?

1st Aug 2018

Launch of Application window

Last date for application

31st Aug 2018

Sept 2018

Announcement of the shortlisted first ever MIF Agri cohort

MIF Diagnostic Panel pitch in Mumbai

Sept 2018

Till Dec 2018

Time to implement the above advice to better solve the challenges

Grand Finale pitch

Jan 2019

1st Aug 2018
Launch of Application window

31st Aug 2018
Last date for application

Sept 2018
Announcement of the shortlisted first ever MIF Agri cohort

Sept 2018
MIF Diagnostic Panel pitch in Mumbai

Till Dec 2018
Time to implement the above advice to better solve the challenges

Jan 2019
Grand Finale Pitch

Applications open on 1st Aug 2018

WHY APPLY?

OUR PARTNERS

Knowledge Partners

Eco-System Partners

Rewards

Are you an agri-entrepreneur looking for

access to farms for testing and scaling up, business opportunities and incubation/ investment opportunities?

If yes, you must participate in MIF #Innovate2Cultivate

 

Apply Here

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