Agri-startup technology incubation centre (ASTIC)

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ASTIC will organize mentor driven start-up and stand-up programmes and enhancing student’s/farmers/stakeholders capability for start-up ready and industry ready capabilities. ASTIC also provide incubation platform for the innovators to build their enterprise.


About Us ನವೋದ್ಯಮ ಕುರಿತು

ASTIC @ UAHS will Motivate, Nurture and Provide opportunities to develop skills appropriate to transform ideas/ innovation to an enterprise. ASTIC will organize mentor driven start-up and stand-up programmes and enhancing student’s/farmers/stakeholders capability for start-up ready and industry ready capabilities. ASTIC also provide incubation platform for the innovators to build their enterprise.


  1. Motivating students / farmers/ entrepreneur’s deeper learning’s across frontier area of science and technology to take-up start-ups, entrepreneurship.
  2. Build partnerships between Industry, Institutions, and Alumni to develop to startup ecosystem.
  3. Provide Incubation and mentoring facilitates to motivate young entrepreneurs.
  4. Serve as knowledge center for Agri Startup aspirents.


Resource ಸಂಪನ್ಮೂಲ

Resources, mentoring available in identified areas

  • Areca based technology
  • Organic farming
  • Crop improvement
  • Crop protection
  • Microbiology
    • Biofuel
    • Biofertilizer
    • Mushroom cultivation
    • Composting technologies
  • Agriculture engineering and Post harvest technology
    • Agricultural implements
    • Post harvest and value addition
  • Biofertilizers, Biopesticides and Bio-weedicides
  • Marketing and digital farming
  • Diagnostics
  • Agro-chemicals including synthetic molecule development as pesticides, soluble fertilizers, phyto-hormones etc
  • Seed Production.
  • Precision Agriculture – Protective cultivation, aeroponics
  • Plant based diets for prevention of diseases in humans and animals.
  • Phyto Chemicals for control of Pest and Pathogens in plants, animals and humans.


Network ಸಂಪರ್ಕಜಾಲ

Our Institutions in the jurisdiction

We are working with several institutions across globe

Name of the institution/organization with whom we entered MoU

  • KWDP-II, Watershed Development Department, Bangalore.
  • Directorate of Cashew nut and Cocoa Development, Kochi, Kerala
  • Indian Meteorological Department, Government of India
  • Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru
  • MYRADA Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe (MYKAPS), Sargur Road, H.D. Kote, Mysore
  • India Meteorological Department Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Karnataka Agribusiness Development Board, Bangalore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering (JNNCE), Shivamogga
  • KWDP-II, Watershed Development Department, Bangalore
  • NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Udupi.
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
  • National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru
  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT), Tumkur.
  • Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • Kalpatharu, Ponnampet, Kodagu
  • MANAGE, Hyderabad
  • The Mysore Paper Mills Limited, Bhadravathi
  • Srinivasa School of Engineering, Mukka for the Graduate Studies and Research Collaboration Mangalore
  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI)
  • The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, Telangana State, India
  • Kodagu Model Forest Trust, Ponnampet
  • Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal (Haryana) (CSSRI)
  • National Institute of Public Co-operation & Child Development (NIPCCD), New Delhi
  • M/s I & B Seeds Private Limited, Bangalore
  • M/s Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • Valyou Products ® AMRITH NONI, Raminakoppa, Hosahalli Post, Shivamogga
  • M/s. Element 42 Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.
  • M/s. Dscign Biosys Private Limited, Bengaluru
  • Institution of Agricultural Technologists, (IAT), Bangalore
  • Reliance Foundation, Mumbai
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, (MAHE), Manipal
  • Art of Waste Management Bhadravathi
  • Protection of Plant Varieties And Farmers Rights Authority (PPV& FRA) New Delhi
  • Jain Institute of Technology, Davanagere
  • Karnataka Watershed Development Department for Implementation of World Bank Financed Karnataka Watershed Development
  • M/s. Cultiva Agri Tech, Private Limited, Bengaluru
  • UAS, Dharwad, Raichur and UHS, Bagalkot
  • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore
  • Indian Institute of Spice Research Kozhikode, Kerala
  • University of Mysore
  • NED Commodities India PVT limited Kushalanagara
  • The Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.


Schemes and policies ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ನೀತಿಗಳು

UAHS incubation center.

  1. External incubatees
  2. Internal incubatees


Programmes ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ

The main emphasis of the center is to develop required essential infrastructure facilities for effective implementation of the incubation programme by the startups and entrepreneurs (incubatees). We propose to achieve this goal by establishing a nodal centre with minimum infrastructure and facilities for operations and outsource the existing facilities in the different departments/research centers of UAHS, Shivamogga in order to pave the way for our graduates, farmers and unemployed youths to implement their ideas as start-up.

The Agri-startup technology incubation centre (ASTIC) committee composition and role:

The ASTIC Executive Committee is constituted under the chairmanship of Director of Extension, UAHS, Shivamogga.

Nodal Committee

Chairman : Vice Chancellor, UAHS

Member : Director of Extension, UAHS

Member : Director of Research, UAHS

Member : Director of Education, UAHS

Member Convener : Registrar, UAHS

Executive Committee for ASTIC:

Director of Extension, UAHS, Shivamogga Chairperson
Director of Research, UAHS, Shivamogga Co-Chairperson
Associate Director of Extension (HQ) Member
Associate Director of Research (HQ) Member
Respective University Head’s/ HoD’s /Co-ordinators/ Principle Investigator’s / Scheme Head’s/ Senior Scientist & Head’s of KVK’s /Scientists/ (Depending on the technology) Invitees
Nodal officer, Agri. Start up, UAHS, Shivamogga Coordinator and convener


  • The executive committee shall evaluate the application submitted by the incuabtee based on evaluation criteria.
  • Committee shall assign a mentor to the incubatee after reviewing the application of the incubatee.
  • Committee shall meet every six months to discuss the activity and progress of the incubatee or as and when needed.
  • Committee shall fix the Incubation fee and cost of utilities provided by the center to him/her.

I. Selection of incubatee

  1. Once the incubatee has expressed interest in the ASTIC, he/she will submit an online application form or Hard copy of the application along with the business proposal. Following this, the expert committee will evaluate the application and selected candidates will be invited to present their business pitch to the committee.
  2. Chairperson (Director of Extension, UAHS, Shivamogga) Co- Chairperson (Director of Research, UAHS, Shivamogga) and all the members of Agri. Startup (under UAHS, Shivamogga “ASTIC” initiative) Executive committee shall in turn review the application and presentation. Based on the following criteria, the committee will then approve the incubatees for incubation.
  3. The evaluation criteria will be as follows:
    Criteria Marks
    (Total 100)
    1. Novelty and innovation 20
    2. Unmet need/Potential Impact 10
    3. Benefit to the Farming sector/Green technologies/skill development 10
    4. Commercialization potential and business plan 20
    5. Team 20
    6. Appropriateness to incubate at the Agri-Innovation Centre (benefit to the Centre from this engagement) 20
  4. If approved the incubatees will be permitted to incubate in the appropriate department and a mentor will be assigned relevant to his/ her project on the basis of remarks of the concerned HOD/ Scheme Head/ Relevant teacher/ scientist (Mentor) without affecting the normal duties of the faculty/ functioning of the Department.
  5. The selected incubatee shall deposit the prescribed refundable advance (3 months of incubation fee) and incubation fee (monthly) to the Agri. Innovation Center account.
  6. The incubatee shall sign the MoU in the presence of committee members, the concerned HOD/ Scheme Head may allow him/ her to carryout Project/Research for specific duration for which the committee has been approved.

II. Fee structure

  1. For external incubatees
    • The incubation fee for the incubatees registering as external incubatee will be Rs.12,000/- p.a. and advance of Rs.4,000/- as refundable deposit. Registration will have to be renewed after 11 months.
    • For the External registered Incubatees besides the general services, access to other facilities will be based on the nature of the facilities availed.
  2. For internal incubatees
    1. The incubation fee for the incubatees registering as internal incubatee will be Rs 2,000/- p.m. and deposit of advance of 3 months of incubation fee i.e., Rs 6,000/- as refundable deposit.
    2. Registration will have to be renewed after 11 months.
    3. The incubation fee paid by the incubatee is for the work space allotted to him/her and the equipment charges should be paid by them additionally on the daily usage basis.
    4. The equipment charges shall be finalized by the Agri. Startup Executive committee involving HODs/ Scheme Head/ Mentor.
    5. Working hours (time frame) may be allotted by the mentor. Generally it will be the University office time. Special cases should be considered as per the recommendation of the committee

III Revenue sharing between participatory department and Agri. Innovation Center

  1. The fees collected from the incubatee may be equally shared by the concerned department where incubatee works and Agri. Innovation Center.
  2. The fees shared by Agri. Innovation Center shall be utilised for the maintainance of the activities taken under the said purposes including traveling allowances, contingency, organizing training programme, meeting expenses etc...
  3. 50% of the incubation fee shared with respective department may be utilized for departmental upgradation and with faculty amenities.
  4. The respective department shall also utilize the revenue collected from the equipment charges.

IV Financial Transaction, Accounting and management

The bank account of Agri. Innovation Center maintained by the nodal officer should be jointly operated by the Drawing officer & ADE (HQ) of UAHS, Shivamogga

V Statement of accounts

Account statement shall be generated once in a month

VI Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

MoU shall be signed by the registrar, as a representation of UAHS, Shivamogga

  1. The incubatee shall sign the MoU in the presence of committee members, the concerned HOD/ Scheme Head
  2. Any other things which matters to both parties shall be discussed and added to the MOU as additional working documents which shall constitute part of the MOU.

VII. Termination of MoU

MoU shall be signed by the registrar, as a representation of UAHS, Shivamogga

  1. The Memorandum of Understanding shall be effective for a period of three years from the date of signing.
  2. The agreement shall be deemed to expire on completion of the mutually agreed upon period.
  3. During the tenure of the agreement, parties here to can terminate the agreement either for breach of any of the terms and conditions of the agreement or otherwise by giving a one- month notice in writing to the defaulting party. Failure of either party to terminate the agreement on account of breach or default by the other shall not constitute a waiver of that party’s right to terminate this agreement.
  4. In the event of termination of the agreement. The rights and obligations of the parties shall be settled by mutual discussion.

VIII. Rights of the UAHS, Shivamogga

Any disputes that arise between the parties shall be decided by the honorable Vice Chancellor of the UAHS, Shivamogga, whose decision shall be final.

  1. University reserves its right to appropriate the deposit of the incubatee and also can forfeit the movable property of the incubatee, if they fail to pay the charges/dues.
  2. In case, any staff of the incubatee is found misbehaving or not properly serving the students, staffs and other visitors, on the direction of the University, such staff shall be removed.
  3. The University is not responsible/ liable for any loss, damage, theft of the properties of the properties of the incubatee in the schedule premises.
  4. The University is not responsible/ liable for any claim whatsoever from the staff of the incubatee for their services in the laboratory space.

IX. Incubatee’s role and responsibilities

  1. Incubatee shall keep the scheduled premises neat, tidy and clean and in usable condition and shall not cause any damage to the building/equipment.
  2. The incubatee shall pay all the charges, dues, arrears if any before vacating the schedule premises.
  3. The staff of the incubatee shall behave properly with the students, staff and other visitors to the University.
  4. In case any damage is caused to the scheduled premises/equipments by the incubatee or the employees of the incubatee, the incubatee shall repair / replace the same with new one at their cost.


Contact / Support ಸಂಪರ್ಕ / ಬೆಂಬಲ

Nodal Officer

Agri-startup technology incubation centre (ASTIC)

University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences,

SHIVAMOGGA - 577204, KARNATAKA, INDIA   +91 94808 38217

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