About AGNIi

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.

We have helped drive AI to a top infrastructure firm. We have directed robotics startups to India's defence institutions. We have helped Indian sustainable tech reach one of the world's largest chemical multinationals. We have helped water purification technology engage toxic rural aquifers.

If you are an Indian innovator, ready to deploy: we will reach your technology to adopters and commercialisation support, so it can do what you created it for.

If you are a decision-maker in enterprise or government: we will find you technology to boost competitiveness and capability.

If you are an innovation ecosystem stakeholder: we'd love to collaborate, to help India’s finest technologies find their targets.

Our Mission

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.

Governing Council

Shri Rajiv Gauba
Cabinet Secretary of India

Shri Rajiv Gauba 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

Professor K. VijayRaghavan is the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and previously served as the Secretary of Department of

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

Dr. Mitra 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

Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra 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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Shri Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

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

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Executive Council

Dr. Arabinda Mitra
Scientific Secretary, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser
Shri Vijay Topa
Consultant
Shri J B Mohapatra
Adviser, Office of Principal Scientific Adviser
Shri Deepak Bagla
Managing Director & CEO, Invest India
Dr. Radhakrishnan Srinivasan
Retd. Scientist, DRDO & CMD, Alchemy Enersol
Shri Mohammad Mustafa
CMD, SIDBI
Dr. Mohd. Aslam
MD, BIRAC

Services

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Identify and provide commercialization support to market-ready indigenous innovations

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Collaborate with existing innovation programs

03

Support to government laboratories for commercialization of their market ready inventions

04

Capacity building of scientists, innovators and technology transfer offices

05

Bridging the gap between industry and academia

Meet the Team

Rahul Nayar

Vice President

Vinay Jain

Assistant Vice President

Himanshu Malik

Assistant Vice President

Harshan V.V.

Assistant Vice President

Contact Us

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1800-11-2464
11am to 5pm, Mon - Fri
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