· Name of the Startup: Sickle Innovations Private Limited
· Incubated at: SID, IISc
· Founder(s): Nitin Gupta, Vinay Kumar Reddy Vadde
· Team strength: 10
· Current Status: Growth
· Year of enrollment: 2014
· Technology Domain/Sector: Horticulture mechanization using AI powered machines
· Notable Achievements:
o Developed worlds smallest AI powered grading machine for fruits
o Developed and commercialized first in class ‘weight based drying’ technique for worlds most expensive crop ‘saffron’
· Brief profile (Including product details):
We develop innovative farm equipment for Indian farmers, we have developed a colour based grading and sorting machinery for grading of apple, which is also being developed for other vegetables. We have also developed smart dryers with our own weight based drying mechanism. We have offer harvesting devices for fruits like mango, apple, seabuckthorn, litchi, pepper and apricots.
Main benefit of this technology is its size and price, standardization of grading and speed.
· Compact in size, can fit into existing size based grading machine, thus increasing the speed of colour grading from 200 to 700 box per day. Also as apple is grown mainly in hilly area in India, it is it difficult to get a bigger plain area to install packing house, our product requires small space within existing machine.
· Standardization of produce: When colour grading is done manually, perception of colour vary from person to person and non-standard graded apple fetches less price in market, there is always uncertainty that an improperly graded box is opened in market as sample and price of whole lot is determined based on that.
· Capital raised/Revenue generated: INR 1.7 CR for last financial year
· Awards and accolades:
o FICCI Business excellent award for Innovative startup of the year 2018
o CII top three agri technology in India 2018
o ICFA farm tech startup of the year 2018
· IP Generated (if any):
o Applied for 5 Indian and one PCT application
· Contact details
o Address: CIIE Building, IIMA New campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015
o Website: www.sickle.in
Contact number: 9408481234