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Tata Trusts-TAU Pilot Program

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 Harnessing the power of Israeli innovation to increase India's smallholder farmers' income 


In 2017, Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University (TAU) joined forces to increase India’s smallholder farmers’ net income through the diffusion of Israeli technologies and innovations in agriculture. 

Through a network of local innovation hubs - the “Indo-Israeli Innovation Villages” (IIVs) - initially in Andhra Pradesh and in the future throughout India, Tata Trusts and TAU aim to provide a platform for innovative Israeli agricultural technologies to pilot in real field conditions and adapt to the local needs and context, until ripe for large-scale roll-out. 

The IIVs model stresses ground-based, data-driven experimentation, and relies on the involvement of Israeli Fellows (outstanding and pioneering graduate students from some of the most prestigious programs of TAU) who are immersed in the field for prolonged periods of time and are bridging between the Israeli startups and the ground reality. Guided by experienced faculty and technical experts, the Fellows develop a deep, data-based understanding of the needs of local farmers; plan & manage the pilots; implement a rigorous, data-driven monitoring and evaluation process; develop and test business models for technologies successfully tested in the previous cycle. Every technology is accompanied throughout the entire process until its social and commercial merit is proven in the field.

 Do you have a technology that can 

 benefit smallholder farmers 

 in India? Apply now. 

Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University are calling Israeli agtech companies with a promising solution for smallholders' productivity enhancement and livelihoods improvement (in smart farming, crop protection/inputs, post-harvest & supply chain, market linkages or dairy) to submit their application by May 7

For any additional question, please contact us >

Sarah Rozenberg | Program Manager



Applications open

MAY 7 /

Submission deadline

MAY 20 /

Preselection of companies

JUNE 1-15 /

One-to-one meeting with Tata Trusts top management in Israel

JUNE 15-30 /

Due diligence

JULY 1 /

Finalists announced

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