T-Hub, in association with Stanley Black & Decker, launched “Agro Innovation on the Periphery with Stanley Black & Decker”, an accelerator program AgriTech startups. The program aimed to identify product-ready startups whose Agri-Technologies could plug into Stanley Black & Decker’s “Solar Agricultural Platform” and compliment their core innovation, leveraging Clean Technology to efficiently bring groundwater to millions of farmers across the world.
The startups that got shortlisted bagged the chance to work with the Agri and Clean Technology Product teams of Stanley & Decker to be able to identify areas of synergy either from a technology or a business standpoint to plug into the Stanley Black & Decker’s focused core area of innovation. Once the areas of synergy were identified, the selected startups were required to pitch to a jury on how the synergy would create opportunities that could be jointly be addressed.
The top two selected startups were then given the opportunity to work closely with Stanley Black & Decker and a team of AgriTech experts to develop strategies, plug their innovations on the periphery into the core platform, to promote their technologies, and offer sustainable solutions along the agricultural value chain.
The program looked to deploy an affordable Solar Agricultural Platform that was capable of bringing together innovative technologies enabling marginal farmers to make intelligent decisions for higher crop yield, higher income, and ultimately improve livelihood.
T-Hub is India’s fastest-growing startup engine catalyzing Innovation, Scale and Deal flow. T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H , ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T-Bridge centres, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.
T-Hub is one of the largest startup ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 startups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across sectors of specialization – a model of community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise.
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