Incubation

BESST-HORT is a Technology Business Incubator of ICAR-IIHR, which facilitates entrepreneurs in the incubation & promotion of start-ups.

Technology

  • Tech Licensing
  • Tech Development
  • Tech Improvisation
  • Open Lab of Ideation

Incubation

  • On-Site
  • Off-Site
  • Mentorship
  • Proof of Concept

Commercialization

  • Business Mentorship
  • Investment
  • Scaling Up
  • Marketing Strategy

Advise on –

  • Intellectual property
  • Financing

  • Marketing etc.

On-site Incubation

  • Should be an ICAR-IIHR Technology licensee.
  • ₹ 10,000/- is the annual membership fee. The member will be provided manufacturing facility & office space for 6 months to start-up their venture.
  • The scientific guidance for scaling up will be provided for the licensee.
  • Members can avail mentorship from any of the business/technology mentors accessible to BESST-HORT to remove bottlenecks if any. The charges for mentorship will be decided on a case to case basis, based on time of mentor involved.
  • Women-owned enterprises are eligible for 50% discount on the membership fees of BESST-HORT.

Present On-site Incubatees

Bhavani Biochemicals

Founded by Mr.Bharat Naik from Koppal, Karnataka, is a licensee of Arka Microbial Consortium and the micronutrient formulation- Arka Vegetable Special, from ICAR-IIHR.

Pragathi Organics

Founded by Dr. S.Srinivas, a Veterinarian, Pragathi Organics is a licensee of Arka Microbial Consortium from ICAR-IIHR.

Off-site Incubation

Criteria

  • Any start-up organization venture/ enterprise working in the field related to horticulture is eligible to apply. The technology could from ICAR-IIHR or any other institute or their own innovation.
  • ₹ 10,000/- is the annual membership fee. The members can avail mentorship from any of the business/ technology mentors accessible to BESST-HORT. The charges for mentorship will be decided on a case to case basis, depending upon the time of mentor involved.
  • Women-owned enterprises are eligible for 50% discount on the membership fees of BESST HORT.

Present Off-site Incubatees

Zentron Labs Pvt Ltd.

Founded by Alumni of IITM, Zentron developed fruit grading machines and are now involved in developing non-destructive quality measurement instruments.

Zentron Labs was selected as a successful Indian Start-up for Indo-Brazil Agritech Cross border start-up program by Government of India.

Nidhi Food Products

Nidhi Food Products is a Food processing Start-up founded by Mr. Radhakrishna in Narimogaru- Mukkuve of Puttur, Karnataka. Nidhi Foods has licensed jackfruit and mushroom processing technologies from ICAR-IIHR and has a considerable presence in Dakshina Kannada district.

Campco Ltd

One of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the Cooperative segment, CAMPCO is an off-site incubatee of ICAR-IIHR for developing innovative processed products involving cocoa and fruits.

Cocowing from Shoppers Wing

Founded by a woman Entrepreneur – Smt. Vandita Tiwari, Cocowing is an off-site incubatee of BESST-HORT and active in developing fermented cocopeat based products and has won international recognition for its work.

Kamaladharini Enterprise

Founded by Smt. Parimala Nagendra Prasad Babu, Kamaldharani is a start-up which is in the process of developing processed food line of products such as pickles, dehydrated fruit line, etc.

Wolkus Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Fasal an agri-tech platform, developed by Wolkus Technology Solutions, is an AI-powered platform for agriculture ecosystem that records a variety of growing conditions on the farm using IT & AI technologies.

Natura Crop Care

One of ICAR-IIHR’s most successful licensees in Plant Health Products segment and a rapidly growing enterprise is an off-site incubatee of the BESST-HORT. Natura Crop Care is one of the top 5 Start-up companies selected in Indo-Brazil Agritech Cross border start-up program by Government of India.

Individual Members of BESST-HORT

(Ideation to Proof of Concept)

  • Any Indian citizen interested in the field related to horticulture is eligible.
  • ₹ 5,000/- is the annual membership fee.
  • The members under this module can avail mentorship from any of the business/ technology mentors accessible to BESST-HORT, for converting their own idea into proof of concept on scientific basis and then to a Start-up.
  • The charges for mentorship will be decided on case to case basis, depending on the time of the mentor involved.
  • Women members are eligible for 50% discount on the membership fees of BESST HORT.