NaaVic, Agri-business Incubation Centre (R-ABI) at ICAR-NIVEDI is a brand new initiative with a vision to transform the Indian agriculture along with its allied sectors from century old traditional ventures to technologies driven high-tech start-ups. India being a home to largest livestock as well as talented human population synergies with emerging technologies to ignite entrepreneurial idea /startup to scribe their success story by taking up the challenges in unchartered territories.
NaaViC is a first of its kind incubator exclusive for animal husbandry and veterinary services. It largely banks on ICAR-NIVEDI’s strength and infrastructure which has been proving its worthiness to the Indian animal health sub-sector covering critical gaps in animal diseases, diagnostic techniques, disease modeling, economic impact assessment and analysis of animal diseases, human resource development in the form of skill development and empowerment, capacity building programme etc.
Being in the startup capital of India, NaaVic along with its inherent strength, state-of-the art facilities, strategic location, acclaimed scientists/mentors and network across India and international agencies/linkages are cumulatively provide an vibrant ecosystem for starting agribusiness and innovative technologies with entrepreneurship initiatives/development right from idea stage. NaaVic, in a short span of time since its inception, has already become stand alone place to kick-start ventures. With the initiation of first batch of NEO and NEST flagship programmes, in the days ahead, NaaVic team anticipate to host/incubate and nurture more creative as well as disruptive technologies to transform the Indian livestock sector including agriculture with significant impact on livelihood of farmers.
We wish all the best for first batch of entrepreneurs to set their successful journey at NaaVic.
-Dr. Sathish B. Shivachandra
M.V.Sc., Ph.D., PDF (USA))