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About Nutrihub

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Nutrihub TBISC is the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India supported Technology Business Incubator hosted by the Indian Institute of Millet Research, ICAR – IIMR, Hyderabad. Nutrihub is a unique and first of its kind organisation to cater start-ups needs in the Nutricereals sector of the country. We Encourage the budding Entrepreneurs to promote the growth of Nutricereals (Millets), the Climate Resilient Future Crops.

History of Nutrihub

ABI under ICAR (Indian Council for Agriculture Research)


ICAR-IIMR is one of the first institutes under ICAR to be given the Agri business incubator status. The Agribusiness Incubator (ABI) was established in 2016 at ICAR-IIMR, Hyderabad as a part of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. ICAR’s initiative of establishing 27 Agri business centers under National Agricultural Innovation Fund (NAIF) across the country in various ICAR institutes, which were granted on competitive program mode. This concept promotes the growth through innovation and applications of technology, support, economic development strategies for Small Business development. ABI will play a role to create a successful viable and free standing business within a certain time frame. The broad objective of ABI at IIMR is to promote knowledge based and innovation driven millets based enterprises.


Technology Business Incubator under DST (Department of Science & Technology) Govt of India


NIELAN-TBI has been recognized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) as Technology Business Incubator in 2017 and has been given support for next five years. Nutrihub equipped with Primary and secondary processing Infrastructure facilities for entrepreneurs incubated along with 60+ value added technologies for millet value added products backed by extensive research and Centre of Excellence.    




Nutrihub-TBI has been selected as one of the R-ABI’s (Agri Business Incubator) by Department of Agriculture & farmer welfare for its  Innovation& Agri Business Program under RKVY RAFTAAR


Nutrihub is a focal point where ideas, entrepreneurs, agriprenuers, start-ups, experts, the academic and the funding agencies shall gravitate towards creation of a new knowledge-based economy. ICAR-IIMR through its TBI would like to contribute to the success of the National Innovation system, by providing the right ambience and infrastructure for nurturing innovation, technical skills and entrepreneurial talents of thousands of millets stakeholders.

Nutrihub has the requisite expertise available in-house in the relevant focal areas of Nutri-cereals and also proposes to conduct events ranging from events on cooking with millets, spreading awareness or promotion of millets and value-added products along with technology transfer. Sensitization Workshops, Boot Camps and Company Management Seminars. The incubator is well connected with transport and communication system horizontal dissemination of millets promotion and commercialization across the country.


“Commercialise innovations and startups in Nutricereals Industry with best in class support system for entrepreneurs.”


“Create platform and explore business services through entrepreneurship development, innovation and value addition for enhanced millet value chain growth.”




Received for Mentorship

Nutrihub - Startups


175+ Startups 



Fund Raised

Nutrihub - Technology


190+ Technologies Transferred to Industries and Entrepreneurs

Nutrihub - Technology commercialized


Millets Commercialized Technologies

Nutrihub - Entrpreneur



Our Programs


NEST (Agripreneurship Orientation Program) is a two-month residential training and funding program for Idea Stage Startups.


N-GRAIN (Seed Stage Support Program) is a two-month training and funding program for Growth Stage Startups.

Startup Ignition

Startup Ignition program is a one day training program on Opportunities in Millet based Business.

Cooking with Millets

Cooking with millets is a one day training program on Millet based cooking.

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