Africa, South Asia: Promoting innovation in the agri-food and health sectors (Connect to Grow)

Connect to Grow is a three-year, £3.1m programme with the purpose of brokering partnerships and implementing scalable pilot projects between Indian and developing country enterprises, to diffuse innovation in the agri-food and health sectors.

The end goal is that the pilot projects which are implemented will result in scalable proofs of concept. This programme is the first of its kind, testing the potential for South-South transfer through cross-country partnerships.

IMC will develop a matchmaking platform, whereby established enterprises in India and enterprises in South Asia and Africa connect and access bespoke financial and technical assistance to support the creation of the partnership and implementation of the pilot venture.

IMC will design, implement and manage this matchmaking platform-competitive grant fund hybrid, along with our core team of partners.

Project Name

Connect to Grow

project status



UK Department for International Development (DFID)

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last updated

October 12, 2018