#InnovateToINSPIRE 2019 inviting Participants from around the World

Deadline: 31 August 2019

Second edition of the innovation challenge, #InnovateToINSPIRE 2019 is currently inviting participants to submit sustainable and scalable solutions to five specific challenges – Improved Grid Management System, Energy Efficient Technologies, Innovation in the space of clean energy, Innovation in the domain of E-Mobility and Financial Instruments to support & sustain Energy Efficiency innovations.

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  • Improved Grid Management System
  • Energy Efficient Technologies
  • Clean Energy
  • Electric Mobility
  • Financial Instruments

What #InnovateToINSPIRE 2019 is looking for?

  • For Challenges 1-3
    • The innovation should increase the energy efficiency of the system/ product/ technology by a minimum of 15% vis-`a-vis the current highest standard globally and is techno- commercially viable.
    • Define the current baseline that is being considered to measure the innovation’s efficiency and describe the measurement standard that has been taken to calculate the same.
  • For Challenge 4 (e-mobility)
    • Come up with an innovation or develop a Technology/ Business Model that encourages rapid deployment of Electric Vehicles while being financially viable.
  • For Challenge 5 (Financial Instruments)
    • Develop financial tools (e.g: bonds, commercial papers, low-rate loans etc) to act as a catalyst to reduce the cost for Energy Efficient technology/ models/ schemes.
    • Develop a financial model to upscale Energy Efficiency technologies/ schemes.


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  • Present innovations to the world’s leading experts in the realms of energy management and sustainability.
  • Stand a chance to win funding of INR 5 lakh, along with mentoring and guidance, to help bring applicant’s solution to market.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The challenge is open to anyone, team or individual, aged 18 or over from around the world.
  • Students as part of the institutional team representing a school/college/institute can also apply.
  • Participants should have a POC (Proof of Concept)/Prototype of the innovative idea.
  • Ideas or solutions without any POC (Proof of Concept)/Prototype will not be considered.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants can apply via given website.

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