NABARD Chairman launches innovation platform ThinkAg

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ThinkAg, a platform for Agri and Food innovation co-founded by Ankur Capital, with Ram Kaundinya, Raman Ahuja and Hemendra Mathur, brings together leading corporates and stakeholders in the industry to build India’s largest network for innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. The platform aims to accelerate adoption of innovation, through partnerships with corporates and to build a rich knowledge base of successful adoptions of new technologies in agriculture.

 

ThinkAg, India’s only dedicated Agritech and food security platform was launched by Dr. Harsh Bhanwala – Chairman NABARD. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala said, “It is my pleasure to deliver this special address at the launch of ThinkAg, a platform for accelerating innovations in the food and agri sector. It is heartening to see the enthusiastic participation of many leading corporates and investors in today’s forum.”

 

Senior leadership from the country’s largest food and agriculture companies and innovators deliberated on the unique collaboration model of ThinkAg to solve the pressing issues plaguing the development of entrepreneurship in the food & agri space. The ThinkAg platform, which is a not for profit Sec. 8 companies will work across five broad themes smart farming, risk mitigation, supply chain optimization, and NextGen nutrition.

 

The launch included the leadership from over 25 companies such BASF, Godrej Agrovet, Allana Group, Syngenta & Monsanto to name a few. Innovators from India, Israel and Germany presented their innovations across various sections ranging from Smart farming to next-generation nutrition. The innovators included Fibsol (India), Weedout (Israel), Satsure (India), Plantix (Germany), Agricx (India), Kalgudi (India) and Stringbio (India).

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