Access to energy promotes economic growth, builds resilience and enhances the quality of life. To meeting the exponentially growing energy needs of the planet and for making energy equitably accessible to all, it is critical to enhance efficiency in the energy lifecycle and invest in clean energy sources. Sustainable energy has the potential to transforms lives, economies and the planet. Therefore, the scope for innovative technologies to not just create impact but also transform and capture the market is more optimal now than ever.
The Social Alpha Energy Challenge is back with its second edition (SAEC 2.0) to identify promising innovations in sustainable energy and incubate them in their journey from the lab to the market. We are looking for innovators and entrepreneurs with transformative technologies that can bring about deep and irreversible social and environmental impact. Up to top 20 innovations will be selected to be incubated by 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.
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 range of sectors and use cases, ranging from household to industry.