About AGNIi

Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations or AGNIi is a national initiative under the guidance and support of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.It aims to support the ongoing efforts to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country by connecting innovators across industry, individuals and the grassroots to the market and helping commercialize their innovative solutions thereby helping propel India into a new era of inclusive economic growth.

AGNIi provides a platform for innovators to scale up their market ready products by creating pathways for licensing, technology transfer and market access. Further, AGNIi collaborates closely with other stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem to support and augment their innovation and technology commercialisation initiatives. However, AGNIi is not a funding agency and does not provide direct financial support to innovators.

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

01

Identify and provide commercialization support to market-ready indigenous innovations

02

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

Ananya Chandra

Assistant Vice President

Vinay Jain

Assistant Vice President

Himanshu Malik

Assistant Vice President

Contact Us

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1800-11-2464
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