Business Planning and Development (BPD) Unit is set up under National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP)

which is being implemented all over in India by ICAR ( Indian council of Agricultural Research ) in collaboration with World Bank.

The BPD Unit is a business incubation centre to promote entrepreneurs through wide research and development facilities available at CIBA Chennai. The vital role of BPD Unit is to identify, encourage, motivate & support innovative technologies to turn their inventions or research output into a viable commercial venture. BPD is to create technology-oriented commercially successful business ventures. It is considered as an effective way for promoting the growth of sustainable business endeavour and is expected to provide a scope of services ranging from incubation facilities such as office space, access to information and communication technologies, advice on management, marketing, technical, legal, IPR and financial issues. It also plays an imperative role in the entrepreneurship development of small and marginal businesses.

The BPD Unit create awareness about the opportunities for entrepreneur who can utilize the local business opportunity. To organize various awareness programmes for farmers, students and entrepreneurs etc., from time to time as per its mandate. The BPD Units are also expected to promote entrepreneurial attitude and raise awareness about the opportunities that the entrepreneurship can bring into the local business environment as well as to assist the incubatee’s in creating entrepreneurship based on his own idea. Initially BPD Unit offer free service to entrepreneur / incubates to develop small and marginal businesses.