• Goverment of India
  • Invest India

About AGNIi

The National Technology Commercialization Program

Our story

AGNIi – Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations – is a programme of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, and a Mission under the Prime Minister's Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). AGNIi is executed at Invest India, India's National Investment Promotion Agency, which houses our professional team.

AGNIi helps commercialise Indian technological innovation. We convene India's finest technologists and their deployment-ready technologies – from startups and laboratories – with top technology users from Indian and global enterprise, government, and non-profit sector. We help those who have technology, deliver it where it is needed. We help those who need technology, find it.

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Our core mission is to support and augment initiatives undertaken by multiple stakeholders driving India’s innovation goals and help connect owners of innovative and new-frontier solutions with the market.

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  • Identify and provide commercialization support to market-ready indigenous innovations
  • Collaborate with existing innovation programs
  • Support to government laboratories for commercialization of their market ready inventions
  • Capacity building of scientists, innovators and technology transfer offices
  • Bridging the gap between industry and academia

Core members of council

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Sh. Rajiv Gauba
Cabinet Secretary of India

He took over as the new Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India on 30th August 2019 after the superannuation of Shri P.K. Sinha

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Prof. Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan
Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

He is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and previously served as the Secretary of Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

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Dr. Arabinda Mitra
Scientific Secretary, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser

He was appointed as the Scientific Secretary in the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

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Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra
Secretary, DPIIT

He is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in New Delhi.

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Sh. Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

He has a professional career of over three decades, starting with the World Bank in Washington DC.

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Dr. Arabinda Mitra

Scientific Secretary, Office of PSA

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Sh. Deepak Bagla

MD and CEO, Invest India

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Dr. Anita Gupta

Scientist ‘G’, DST

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Dr. V. Premnath

NCL Venture Centre

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Ms. Rama Sanjay Kirloskar

Director, Board of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.

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Ms. Deepanwita Chattopadhyay

IKP Knowledge Park

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Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee

Mission Director, GCI, DBT-BMGF-Welcome Trust

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Sh. Rajan Anandan

MD, Sequoia Capital India

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Sh. Manoj Kumar

Tata Trusts & MD, Social Alpha

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Sh. Suresh Kumar K.

Scientist ‘F’, Office of PSA

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Sh. Rahul Nayar

VP - AGNIi, Invest India

Our team members

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Rahul Nayar

Vice President

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Himanshu Malik

Senior Assistant Vice President

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Sidharth Choudhary

Assistant Vice President

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Vinay Jain

Assistant Vice President

Want to be a part of our team?

We are always on the lookout for motivated, curious and creative people who are eager to go an extra step to create a positive impact on the way our organisation is run

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