T-Hub, in association with Stanley Black & Decker, is presenting an exciting program “Agro Innovation on The Periphery with Stanley Black & Decker,” for AgriTech startups. The vision of this program is to identify product ready startups whose Agri-Technologies can plug into Stanley Black & Decker’s “Solar Agricultural Platform” and compliment their core innovation, leveraging Clean Technology to efficiently bring groundwater to millions of farmers across the world.

The shortlisted startups will work with Stanley Black & Decker’s Agri/Clean Technology Product teams to identify areas of synergy either from a technology or a business standpoint to plug into the Stanley Black & Decker’s focused core area of innovation. Once these areas of synergy are identified, the shortlisted startups will be required to pitch in front of a Jury on how this synergy can potentially create opportunities that can be jointly be addressed.

The top two selected startups will have an opportunity to work closely with Stanley Black & Decker and a team of AgriTech experts to develop strategies, plug their innovations on the periphery into the core platform, to promote their technologies, and offer sustainable solutions along the agricultural value chain.

The goal of this program is to deploy an affordable “Solar Agricultural Platform” that brings together numerous innovative technologies enabling marginal farmers to make intelligent decisions for higher crop yield, higher income, and ultimately improved livelihood.

Challenge Areas

Digital Farming
  • Sensors For Precision Farming
  • IOT & Data Driven Farming
  • Supply Chain Integration
Off Grid Energy
  • Distributed Solar To Power Farms
  • Lights, Fans, TV, Phone
  • Lithium Based Storage
Micro Irrigation
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Innovative Greenhouses
  • Drones For Agriculture
Grid Tied Solar
  • Technology To Integrate Solar Pumps With Grid
Distributed Solar Cold Storage
  • Solar Vans
  • On Site Storage
Micro Payments for Farmers
  • Mobile Payments
  • Blockchain for Argiculture

Both Indian and International, product-ready startups are eligible for this program.

Apply now!

What's in it for Startups?

Prize Money
  • Potential technology collaboration with SBD
  • Opportunity to jointly work with other agri ecosystem players
Access to T-Hub’s network of mentors, industry experts, investors, service providers, and community/ecosystem

Program Timeline

12th March 2018 Application Open
30th April 2018 Application Close
Mid-July 2018 Notification to selected Startup
Mid-August 2018 Pitch Day

T-Hub is a unique public/private partnership between the government of Telangana, three of India’s premier academic institutes (IIIT-H, ISB and NALSAR) and key private sector leaders. T-Hub aims to forge many such partnerships with governments and corporates across the world to setup T- Bridge centers, strengthening trade relations and attracting investment into the state of Telangana.

T-Hub is one of the largest startup ecosystem builders in India, with over 2000 startups in its database clustered into various stages of growth across community development that is unique to Hyderabad. Such a unique model enables investors and corporates to plan programs and capacity building initiatives in a targeted and organized manner. T-Hub is also the only model where the government is working intensely with the investor and the partner to fuel innovation and facilitate enterprise. For more information, please visit – www.t-hub.co

"240 Million Indians have no access to electricity and a majority of these people are from the rural parts of India, depending on agriculture for their livelihood. Through this partnership we will identify startups working in the Agritech space to work with Stanley Black & Decker to deploy an affordable “Solar Agricultural Platform” that brings together numerous innovative technologies enabling marginal farmers to make intelligent decisions for higher crop yield, higher income, and ultimately improved livelihood.​"

Jay Krishnan,
CEO, T-Hub

Stanley Black & Decker is a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems. For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and has since 1843. Across their businesses, Stanley Black & Decker is investing in breakthrough innovation and digital excellence, striving for outperformance and increased focus on social responsibility. For more information, please visit – www.stanleyblackanddecker.com

“Through this program, ‘Innovating On The Periphery’, we aim to seek out smart Agri Startups across the world, and identify areas of innovation that can be integrated into our Solar Agricultural Platform. Our vision to use this platform to create widespread social impact, to over 300 million farmers in India. We are excited to collaborate with T HUB in bringing this program to the Agri StartUp Ecosystem across the world.”

Jaime Ramirez,
President, Global Emerging Markets