What will happen at Agri India Hackathon 2020?

Agri India Hackathon 2020 is a virtual event nurturing new ideas & innovations in agriculture. The program is primarily divided into 2 parts:

  1. Agri India Hackathon: This is a nation-level hackathon where innovators, students, startups, and others would be competing against each other at different stages
    Each winner will receive a cash prize of INR 1,00,000 along with preference in incubation & funding by our agribusiness incubators called RABIs
  2. Agri India Meets: These are free & open for all online events where experts, thought leaders, startup founders, mentors, corporates & innovators will come together to deep dive and get a better understanding of the changes, opportunities & challenges in agriculture, business, and technology. Anyone can be a part of these online sessions by signing up
Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon?

No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for Agri India Hackathon 2020

Can my entry be disqualified for some reason?

- Incomplete applications or applications with inaccurate information will automatically be disqualified. Make sure that you fill all the fields accurately.

- If any participant/ participating team is found violating the terms & conditions , they can be disqualified. The decision of Pusa Krishi & mentors will be final.

What will the winners get?

24 winning innovations will be selected. Each winning applicant/team will receive a cash price of INR 1,00,000 along with preference in incubation & funding support by any one of the 29 RABIs (subject to assessment by independent RABI)

I have two ideas. Can I submit two applications?

No. In the case of multiple entries by an individual/ team, only the last submitted entry will be considered.

What are the exact dates of application submission and subsequent rounds?

Please click here to learn more about the Timelines

How will I know if my application is selected/ rejected?

All applicants will receive regular email communication from Pusa Krishi through the event.

We’re already working on our idea and are running a startup. Are we eligible for this?

Yes, Agri India Hackathon 2020 is open to the idea stage, prototype, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and commercialized startups also.

What kind of solutions/ ideas are you looking for?

We are looking for simple & effective innovations and also frugal solutions to a variety of agricultural problems under these focus areas.

If you have already received any grants-in-aid or support for this particular innovation (that you are applying) under any Government of India or State Ministry scheme/ policy, then you are not eligible to apply for this hackathon.

Can solo founders/ individuals apply for Agri India Hackathon 2020?


How will you conduct the selection rounds and final pitching?

  1. All the participants will submit their innovation through our online Registration Form
  2. On December 14, the results of the application round will be announced. All the applicants will get an email regarding the selection/ rejection of their application for the next round.
  3. Agri India Meets will be held on a virtual platform. These will be open-for-public, free events where stakeholders from industries, businesses, academia, and policy will share their insights.
  4. From December 17 - 19, the selected participants will receive mentoring in Agri India Talks and our mentor will select participants from the next round.
  5. On December 21, a shortlist will be announced for the grand finale.
  6. On December 23, the shortlisted participants will pitch their innovation to our jury and 24 best innovations will be selected as winners.
Who will review my application?

All the submitted applications will be carefully reviewed and assessed by our jury members which include industry experts, academicians, educators, and other thought leaders of the agriculture sector.

What kind of mentorship support will we get during Agri India Hackathon 2020?

All the selected participants/ teams will receive 1:1 mentoring & guidance from our esteemed mentors from 17 - 19th December, 2020. These sessions will help you in refining your idea/ innovation for the next level.

Will I get feedback/ advice on my application?

Unfortunately, considering the volume of applications we will receive, we are unable to provide detailed feedback on each submission. If you make it to the hackathon round you will receive mentoring and guidance from our mentors.

Can we edit our application after submission?

An application cannot be edited once submitted.

What is Agri India Talks? Who can be a part of it?

Agri India Talks are a knowledge enrichment series for the selected teams/ individuals to be held on 17, 18, and 19th of December. Only the selected teams/ individuals can be a part of this.

I don’t have an innovation or idea but I am interested in listening to the speakers. Can I join?

Yes, you can join us for Agri India Meets Attend to get a deeper understanding of the agriculture landscape & innovations in India.