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February 2024

Updated: Mar 8


02.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore has attended the online meeting with KPs & R-ABIs, conducted by Honorable Secretary, GOI-Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.


02.02.2024 - Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director, ABD, TNAU, Coimbatore and Mr. A.V.Gnanasambandam, Executive Director & CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore participated in IP-YATRA (Two Days Awareness Programme on Intellectual Property Rights), organized by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, held at NABARD - Madurai Agribusiness Incubation Forum (MABIF) Madurai.




03.02.2024 - Dr. E.Somasundaram, Director, ABD, TNAU, Coimbatore and Mr. A.V.Gnanasambandam, Executive Director & CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore participated in two day International Conference on ‘Emerging Innovations for Sustainable Agriculture: Leveraging the potential of Digital Innovations by the Farmers, Agri-tech Startups and Agribusiness Enterprises in Agriculture 5.0 (ICEISA 2024) " organized by Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. During the conference ED&CEO, gave a session on TBI,TNAU activities to the students of VIT and the participants.



06.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore delivered a brief description about the services offered in Technology Business Incubator, Coimbatore.


06.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED & CEO, ABIS visited TBI member and SISFS Grantee, Mr. D.Chiranjeevi Rajan of M/s.SSNS BIO GARDEN Pvt Ltd., Coimbatore, to see their facilities and to monitor the work progress pertaining to the SISFS grant disbursed.



08.02.2024 - Online preliminary screening for SISFS programme - 27th Batch was screened by Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED & CEO, ABIS-TBI,SISFS Centre, Coimbatore. 51 applicants presented their ideas during the screening.


09.02.2024 - Four students of B.Arch final year from School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai visited ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore and interacted with Mr.A.V.Gnansambandam, ED& CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore to know about the programmes operated in ABIS-TBI and what are the supports offered to FPO's.


12.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnansambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, SISFS Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore attended the "Open Hour Session" an online interaction meet organized by Start-Up India Seed Fund Team.


13.02.2024 - The second RIC for SAIP Cohort V was conducted in ABIS-TBI, R-ABI Centre, TNAU, Coimbatore. In this programme, 24 trainees pitched their upscaling ideas to the RIC members.



14.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had offered a session for FPO members about programmes operated, activities done and facilities under the incubation.


14.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had offered a session for "Skill Training for Rural Youth" on "Handling of Farm Machinery" participants, organized by Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu & Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering in AEC&RI, TNAU, Coimbatore.


15.02.2024 - Dr. A.B. Rema Shree - Director (Research & Finance) Spices Board India, visited ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore.

Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had explained the programmes operated, activities done and facilities under the incubation.


16.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had explained the programmes operated, activities done and facilities under the incubation to the students of Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai. During the session NIDHI EIRians also interacted with the students.


20.02.2024 - Sri.Rajeev Kumar Singhal, National Mission Manager NFL, Sri.Raminder Singh Rekhi, Retailer Consultant, National Mission Management Unit, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Mrs.Kavitha, Additional Director, Rural Development Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, Mrs.Chandra, Project Director,MahalirThittam,Collectorate,Coimbatore and Mr.Shanthaseelan, Assistant Project Officer (APO), Mahalir Thittam, Collectorate, Coimbatore visited ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore.


During the visit Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director (ABD), TNAU, Coimbatore & Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore explained the ABIS-TBI programmes operated, activities done and facilities.


The dignitaries interacted with TBI Members, RKVY Grantees and NIDHI EIR Fellows under Round 5.

Meeting with NRLM Officials


ED&CEO speech


Exhibition Hall visit


21.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore, introduced two NIDHI-EIRians to Dr.M.Balakrishnan, Professor and Head, Department of Food Process Engineering, AEC &RI, TNAU, Coimbatore, to access and utilize the facilities for their product development.


21.02.2024 - Dr.Alice B. Aiken, Vice-President Research & Innovation, Professor, Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Dalhousie University, Canada visited ABIS,TBI,TNAU,Coimbatore.

Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director, Agri Business Development had briefed DABD activities.

Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had explained the programmes operated, activities done and facilities under the incubation. During the visit NIDHI EIRians had interacted and explained their ideas.


22.02.2024 - Mrs.E.Kavitha of M/s.Farm Pro Agro, one of our Incubatee and RKVY Grantee had received the "BEST AGRI STARTUP Award" at National Level. The award was given at MANAGE, Hyderabad in the presence of the Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad and Senior Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, New Delhi.


23.02.2024 - Dr.Huma, Director of Research, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, visited ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore. During the visit Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director (ABD), TNAU, Coimbatore and Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore explained the ABIS-TBI programmes operated, activities done and the Incubation facilities.


24.02.2024 - Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director, Agri Business Development & Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had participated in "TARANG - Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Bharat" organized by ONDC, NABARD & SFAC - Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium at Suguna Kalyana Mandapam, Coimbatore.


26.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had offered an session on  programmes operated, activities done and facilities under the incubation to the students of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Engineering, Coimbatore. 


27.02.2024 - Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam ED&CEO, ABIS, TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore had offered the session on activities of the incubation to the FPO's in the Stakeholder workshop on the results of Impact of Jal Sinchan (Micro Irrigation) on the Cropping Pattern, Water use Efficiency, Income and Livelihood of Farmers of Tamil Nadu at DABD, TNAU, Coimbatore.


28.02.2024 - We are glad to inform that one of our Incubatee Mrs.E.Kavitha of M/s.Farm Pro Agro and RKVY Grantee has received the "BEST AGRI STARTUP Award" at National Level. The award was given to Mrs.E.Kavitha on 22.02.2024 at MANAGE, Hyderabad in the presence of the Director General, MANAGE, Hyderabad and Senior Officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi. The Incubatee Met Dr.E.Somasundaram, Director (ABD), TNAU, Coimbatore and Mr.A.V.Gnanasambandam, ED&CEO, ABIS-TBI, TNAU, Coimbatore in person with the Award.



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