India Agri-Food Bootcamp 2021

Join this curated week-long program for Agri-Food startups to validate and scale to the thriving Indian market!

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Event Details

Explore this intense startup program curated by swissnex India, Swiss Food Research and Innosuisse for exciting opportunities within the fastest-growing space of Indian Agri-Food.

What’s in for your startup?

  • Adapting your product/service in response to market characteristics and trends, and how your innovation can benefit within the sustainable Agri-Food space in India
  • Meeting with potential partners and customers, on opportunities for your individual product and service innovation
  • Understanding the specific IP/ legal framework in India for your innovation
  • Gaining insights on current and futuristic trends, and acquiring expertise on Indian business culture


What we’ll work on together

Explore our tailored meetings with Indian Agri-Food startups, investors, industry experts and potential local collaborators with exciting possibilities of fruitful collaboration. Depending on what stage your innovation is in, we will curate the better suited camp from below:

Market Validation

Your startup is supported in carrying out preliminary market research locally, identifying potential clients and collaboration partners in the area of research, innovation, development, production, distribution and sales with the objective of devising an international strategy, reaching established milestones, coaching startups individually for product/service placement, pricing strategies, and competitive intelligence.

Market Entry

Your startup is supported in preparing and implementing market penetration, including cooperation with partners that are extensively involved in research, developing market structures and contacts, interacting with potential clients, implementing the distribution strategy, reaching established milestones.

Innovation is a prime focus for any of our curated programs. Thereby, depending on the situation closer to the program dates, we will leverage this strength to go digital without the risk of travel, if necessary.



Participants will take care of their flight (approx. 750-1200 CHF), accommodation (approx. 500 CHF for 5 nights), visa (approx. 200 CHF), and their insurance coverage. Participants supported by Innosuisse will be eligible to receive a scholarship refund of CHF 3000 (Market Validation Camp) or CHF 6000 (Market Entry Camp) after the completion of their camp.


15th September, 2020: Applications Open

15th November, 2020: Applications Close

15th December, 2020: VISA invitation letter to selected startups

15th January 2021: Tailored digital 1:1 preparation and coaching for selected startups

March 2021: India Agri-Food Bootcamp



A maximum of 5 participants, exclusive to members of Swiss Food Research, can be accommodated in this intensive program. Please note that membership is free in the first year of activity. Register here.


Feel free to reach out to our program managers with your queries.


Marina Helm Romaneschi
Marketing & Strategy/ Swiss Food Research /
Archit Kansal
Manager Startup Partnerships/ swissnex India /