WE Hub Foundation, a platform to promote women entrepreneurs that was launched by the Government of Telangana State in India, and ICRISAT recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate to nurture grassroots innovations in agriculture and ag-tech start-ups.
The collaboration will see the two institutions encourage women to pursue entrepreneurship as career and jointly implement activities for capacity building in ag-tech/agribusiness. The institutions have also said they would support each other through their scientists and mentor networks.
To improve sustainability of women-led agricultural enterprises, WE Hub and ICRISAT are expected to jointly work on proposals for entrepreneurship promotion.
As both ICRISAT and WE Hub incubate start-ups, the institutes said they will jointly facilitate generation of leads and scout potential incubatees. The MoU was signed by Ms Deepthi Ravula, CEO of WE Hub and
Dr Jacqueline Hughes, Director General, ICRISAT on 8 September.
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