Launched by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, AGNIi aims to support the national efforts to boost the innovation ecosystem in the country by connecting innovators across industry , individuals and the grassroots to the market and help commercialize innovative solutions. AGNIi will provide a platform for innovators to bring their technology ready products and solutions to industry and the market, thereby helping propel techno-entrepreneurship which can usher a new era of inclusive socio-economic growth.
The mission includes services across the techno-commercialisation chain required to support and upscale market-ready indigenous innovations. The initiative includes working with government R&D laboratories and academia to to help commercialize their innovations; collaborate and value add to existing innovation programs; training and capacity building of scientists, innovators, technology transfer offices and technology license offices. Linking specific needs of industry to research laboratories to enable development of cost-effective marketable solutions is another focus of the AGNIi program.