Gastrotope partners with Andhra govt to nurture agri, food-tech startups

Updated:5 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Gastrotope, an agriculture and food-tech accelerator announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to create a 'Farm to Fork' ecosystem in Visakhapatnam. Today's announcement follows the inauguration last month of Gastrotope's incubator office in Vizag by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Under the terms of the agreement, the two partners will collaborate to provide the necessary infrastructure such as test fields for agriculture, incubation space and an acceleration program. The program aims to facilitate and nurture startups in agri-tech and food-tech spaces in Andhra Pradesh and India. AP Innovation Society will be coordinating and facilitating this project from the government's side. Through this program, the two parties aim to accept up to 10 startups in 2018, against an allocated budget of Rs. 50 million in each of them.

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