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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0

Application Deadline: 31 DEC, 2021

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with Startup India, launched the ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’, to scout for innovative and commercially viable solutions to address the problems faced by the animal husbandry and dairy sector. The challenge was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on 11th September 2019 at a national animal disease control programme in Mathura.

The challenge was open for application to startups from 11th September 2019 to 30th October 2019, on the Startup India portal – www.startupindia.gov.in. 157 applications were received in total for the six problem statements

The second edition of the challenge is now being launched.  It is critical for the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) to keep scouting for innovative solutions and harnessing the power of new technologies in these sectors. 


Open to all startups recognised with DPIIT


Fiscal Incentives
• Cash Prizes
o For each problem area, a winner to be awarded with INR 10 lakhs and a runner-up with INR 7 lakhs as cash prizes.
• Incubation
o Up to 12 winners to get incubation. The incubator would be responsible for virtual incubation of these startups for up to 3 months, mentor matchmaking, lab facility for POC development and testing facilities (on case to case basis), conducting business and investor workshops, and tracking the activities of the startups for up to 9 months after the completion of the program.
Non-Fiscal Incentives
• Virtual Masterclasses
o Up to 6 virtual masterclasses (one for each problem statement) to be organized for providing mentorship to all startups and innovators who will apply for the challenge
• Mentorship
o A dedicated mentor from the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying would be assigned to each winner for 6 months.
• Showcase Opportunity
o The products/ solutions of the winners of the program would be showcased at Krishi Bhawan, in front on the Hon’ble Minister’s office and the Secretary office, in New Delhi to ensure maximum visibility.
• Demo Day
o A virtual demo day meet would be organized for the top 30 startups selected from the applicant pool, across problem areas.

Application Procedure

Applications will be sent to sector experts for evaluation after the window closes. Winners for each statement will be announced shortly after.

Official Website: Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0



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