Closed: Apr 07,2018
Type: partner


Tata Trusts’ Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) has announced the “Social Alpha Energy Challenge” to find high impact innovations that have the potential to catalyse system change in the field of energy.

The Challenge (SAEC) invites applications from individuals, startups, institutions and labs, from across the country, that possess disruptive, innovative and impactful technology blueprints and prototypes across the entire energy value chain comprising production, transmission & distribution, storage & consumption, for wide ranging applications in household, transportation, agriculture and industry.
The winners will be assessed on select parameters such as the breakthrough nature of the innovation, business viability, environmental sustainability, social impact, and scalability potential.

What do the winners get?

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an innovative solution to India’s wide-ranging energy challenges to make a difference to the energy landscape of the country.

The winners of the Energy Challenge will form the first cohort of enterprises for Tata Smart Energy Incubation Centre - an incubator and start up accelerator being built in partnership between Tata Trusts and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited.

A maximum of 10 winners will be selected to receive complete incubation support that will include:

  • 6-18 months of access to the upcoming Tata Smart Energy Incubation Centre in New Delhi
  • access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and world class-infrastructure
  • access to test beds on the ground for trials and field testing
  • strategy and go-to-market (GTM) support
  • mentorship by experts, specialists, and sector leaders
  • gateway to a diverse and large investor ecosystem


Applications for the challenge are now open!
last date of submission is 7th April, 2018
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