NEW DELHI: Microsoft announced the launch of a program for Agri-tech startups in India that are committed to driving transformation in agriculture. The Microsoft for AgritechStartupsprogram is designed to help start-ups build industry-specific solutions, scale, and grow with access to deep technology, business, and marketing resources.
Agritech startups in India are transforming agriculture by developing innovative digital solutions to maximize productivity, improve market linkages, increase supply chain efficiency, and provide greater access to inputs for agri-businesses. In its efforts to bolster the country’s startup ecosystem, this program offers the best-in-class tech and business enablement resources to help Agri-tech startups innovate and scale fast. Startups can also get access to Azure FarmBeats, which can help them focus on core value-adds instead of the undifferentiated heavy lifting of data engineering. Available on the Azure Marketplace, Azure FarmBeatsenables aggregation of agricultural datasets across providers and generation of actionable insights by building AI/ML models based on fused datasets.
“Sustainable agricultural technology can transform the global food landscape. Agritech Startup Innovations are addressing some of our key challenges connected to agriculture and food production. Microsoft for AgritechStartupsprogram is among the early steps in our journey towards empowering these startups in India and transforming global agricultural practices,” said Sangeeta Bavi, Director, Startup Ecosystem, Microsoft India.
Spread across three tiers, the program offers a range of benefits, including tech enablement and business resources:
Bringing together startups, corporates, industry bodies, governments and venture capital firms, the program aims to create a shared platform for learning and innovation.With its strong focus on startups, advanced technology resources and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help agritech startups build solutions, scale across global markets, and grow with industry-leading partnerships.To find out more about the program, please visit aka.ms/MSIndiaStartups.
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