Closing: Aug 10,2019
Type: non-alliance

Social Alpha, a Tata Trusts and Government of India Initiative is running the 2nd edition of their annual Energy Challenge, through which they are scouting for innovators and entrepreneurs with transformative technologies that can bring about deep and irreversible social and environmental impact.  Applicants stand a chance to win incubation at the Clean Energy International Incubation Center (CEIIC) in Delhi, India. The last date to submit applications for this edition is 10th August, 2019.

The Social Alpha Energy Challenge (SAEC 2.0) will identify promising innovations from across the world in sustainable energy and incubate them in their journey from the lab to the market. Innovative energy solutions, with a strong focus on affordability, accessibility and user experience, are invited to participate in the challenge from across the entire energy lifecycle (from generation, distribution, storage to consumption) and around a multitude of sectors and use cases, ranging from household to industry.

This year, applications are being invited in 2 categories ‘Pre-Pilot’ and ‘Post-Pilot’, differentiated on the basis of the stage of product development. The Pre-Pilot category is geared towards innovations and research which need support primarily in physical prototype development and testing. The Post-Pilot category is for entrepreneurs and innovators with an existing pilot(s) requiring product commercialization and Go-To-Market Strategy support.

Up to 20 innovations (10 from each category) will be selected to receive customized incubation at the Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC). CEIIC, which is Social Alpha’s Energy Lab, is the joint initiative of Tata Trusts and the Government of India. Supported by Department of Biotechnology, BIRAC, Tata Power and Tata Power – Delhi Distribution Limited, CEIIC has become the first International Incubator in India under Mission Innovation.

The applications for SAEC 2.0 will be assessed on select parameters such as the breakthrough nature of the innovation, business viability, environmental sustainability, social impact, and scalability potential.

Apply now @  The last date to submit applications is 10th August 2019, 11:59 p.m. IST.

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