To promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture, Government will launch 2nd AGRI-UDAAN programme in New Delhi on August 4, 2017. ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announced “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0. It will mentor startups and help them connect with potential investors. The program focuses on catalyzing scale-up stage food and agribusiness startups through rigorous mentoring, industry networking and investor pitching. The idea is to attract the youth from rural India and elsewhere, and train them so they can add value to the farmers produce. The 6 month program is a unique platform for scale up stage innovators, entrepreneurs and startups in the Food and Agribusiness sectors. The programme will reach out to agri-start-ups in cities like Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Application forms are available at http://aidea.naarm.org.in/agri-udaan/. 40 top applicants would be selected and Out of these about 8 to 12 startups will be selected for final cohort for capacity building workshop.