ICAR-NAARM empanels eight IT Firms to enable Joint Development of Software Solutions for Agricultural Sector

6th September, 2021, Hyderabad

The ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad signed the Agreements for Joint Product Development with 8 Empanelled Firms today.

In his address, Dr. P. Krishnan, Member Secretary, Empanelment Operationalizing Committee outlined the main objective of the occasion.

ICAR-NAARM empanels eight IT Firms to enable Joint Development of Software Solutions for Agricultural Sector

Earlier, Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, NAARM stated that the arrangement would serve as a platform for the scientists from the different ICAR Institutes to network with the ICAR-NAARM and the empanelled IT firms for jointly developing the technological solutions in their respective domains.

In his address, Dr. G. Venkateshwarlu, Joint Director, ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad highlighted the Academy’s key roles. He also stated that the partnership will provide an opportunity for advancing the interests of the Academy.

The Academy undertook a pioneering initiative for empanelling the Private Firms to co-develop IP-enabled IT Solutions to address the issues of agricultural research, education, development and governance based on mutual expertise and experience. It provides an enabling framework for Public-Private Partnership for institutionalizing innovation and generating revenue from the knowledge products developed jointly by the Academy and the Empanelled Firms.

During the first phase, 4 Firms were empanelled in 2018 under which few prototypes / solutions for evidence-based research governance, training management and vulnerability assessment, etc., were developed.

(Source: ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad)