ARISE DEMO DAY
AIC-EMPI in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission(AIM), Niti Aayog conducted ARISE Innovation Demo Day to promote commercialization of technologies funded by the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare and the Ministry of Food Processing Industries on 05th February,2020 at AIC-EMPI,EMPI Institutions Campus,New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Mission Director AIM, NITI Aayog Shri R Ramanan said “We are sure that such initiatives will help take the technologies from lab to market, building a collaborative ecosystem".
Highlighting the need to promote food processing in the country, the Joint Secretary to Ministry of Food Processing Industries Shri Minhaj Aalam said that there is a dire need to push food processing as India is facing huge loss when it comes to recycling of food.
CEO Agrinnovate India Limited Dr. Sudha Mysore also spoke on the occasion and stressed on technology commercialization frameworks in Indian agriculture.
The event saw a productive panel discussion by officials from both the Ministries, industry representatives, innovators, scientists and venture capitalists and the panel consisted of Dr. Prabodh Halde - Head,Regulatory Marico Ltd., Mr. Hemendra Mathur-Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund, Dr C. Anandharamakrishnan-Director, IIFPT, Dr. Neeru Bhushan-CEO, Pusa Krishi Incubator, Ms. Swati Pandey-CEO,Arboreal, Dr. K. Srinivas-Principal Scientist,ICAR-NAARM.
The panelists spoke on ‘commercializing innovations from government R&D institutions into the market and the role of public & private institutions in innovation landscape of India.’ The officials also spoke about public research, importance of communication, technology delivery, technology development, technology commercialization, technology transfer, mentoring, training, job creation, start-up incubation support etc.