Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) announces that it has partnered with Hyderabad’s AgHub to help AgriTech startups grow in the country.
According to the plan, T-AIM and AgHub will begin working together on capacity building and mentorship in agri-entrepreneurship.
T-AIM is a one-of-a-kind initiative of the Telangana government that aims to accelerate the development and deployment of artificial intelligence-powered solutions in the region.
Moreover, it is backed by the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the Tech industry in India, NASSCOM.
This new development will help several artificial intelligence (AI)-based agri-tech businesses through T-Revv AIM’s Up startup acceleration program. ‘Revv Up’ accelerator program was also announced by the government last year to empower startups working in the artificial intelligence industry.
Principal Secretary, ITE&C, Government of Telangana, said, “the Telangana government has built a network of expert institutions in order to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship. This partnership carries immense promise of enhancing the potential offered by artificial intelligence in agriculture.”
Under this new collaboration, selected startups will become eligible for AgHub facilities such as co-working space and PJTSAU subject knowledge. Additionally, T-AIM also organized a day-long Artificial Intelligence skill-building session for 28 PJTSAU post-graduate students and professors to mark the commencement of this new partnership.
V Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU, said, “Close collaborations and partnership between ecosystem enablers would build a strong and thriving ecosystem for aspiring agriprenuers and startups.”
A few months back, the Telangana state government also announced its plans to introduce and implement AI-based quality control for crops or grains stocked at the state’s procurement centers. The AI-based quality control initiative will be launched as a trial in three procurement centers throughout the state, including Narayanpet and Kamareddy.