IITM teams 'Agri-Copter' and 'Eye in the Sky' have won the finals of the India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP 2.0) held at Bombay on June 28, 2019 and have been chosen among the Top 10 Innovative Startups from across the nation to receive an equity-less funding worth Rs.10 lakhs. 


IIGP 2.0 is an unique tripartite initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Lockheed Martin and Tata Trusts. A total of 843 teams from various Universities and Startups from across the nation had participated, of which 40 were shortlisted for the DownSelect event at Bombay.



Team Agricopter

​Team 'Eye in The Sky

​Works on a strong vision of changing manual pesticide spraying industry in India, by building smart drones capable of unique features like autonomous refilling of pesticides. Powered with drones, the farmers can spray pesticides 10 times faster and with 100% precision at the same price.​  For a photo of the prototype please click here

Works on building Drones with AI and Computer Vision for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid Services. Their aim is to develop an end-to-end solution for identifying accurate and critical information on people trapped in disaste​r hit areas and communicate them to the relief task force.  For a photo of the prototype please click here.

​Team Members

Rishabh Verma (CH16B021)
Kavin Kailash (AE16B113​)
Akash Anand (ED18B002)

​Team Members​

Ayush Parasbhai Maniar (EE17B041)
Singhal Rajat Vikas (CS17B042​)
Nachiket Dev (ME18B017​)
Irfaan Arif (ME18B048​)​