Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Centre of ICAR-CIRCOT established under NIAP is promoting entrepreneurship and nurturing the establishment of start-ups based on the technologies developed by the institute in the area of post-harvest processing of cotton and value addition to its by-produce.Two start-ups were established by the incubates of CIRCOT ABI Centre.

Recently R-ABI has been established in the institute under the revamped scheme RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR). CIRCOT R-ABI supports agribusiness incubation by tapping innovations and technologies for venture creation in agriculture that includes Agri-Biotech, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Agriculture/ Organic farming, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishery.

Agri-input tools and technologies, Micro irrigation, Farm Mechanization and AgriEngineering, Precision Farming, Harvesting and Post-Harvest Processing, Food Processing, Supply Chain Management, Farm Retailing,AgriExtension Education, Internet of Things (IoT), ICT and Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture,Agri Clinics & Farm Health services, Cotton and Other Natural Fibres,  Nanotechnology Application in Agriculture, Green Composites, Paper and Pulp and Packaging.