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Innovate to Inspire 2019 by EESL & WRI

Closing Date: 31-Aug-2019 Reward: INR 5,00,000

About the contest:

Innovate to Inspire 2019 is in its Second edition of the innovation challenge, invites participants to submit sustainable and scalable solutions to five specific challenges. EESL, in association with the World Resources Institute (WRI) launched Innovate to Inspire a first-of-its kind energy innovation challenge in 2018. The challenge invited entrepreneurs, innovators and the start-up community to provide viable solutions that will help India achieve its ambitions for energy security and sustainability.

Challenge Categories:

  1. Improved Grid Management System,

  2. Energy Efficient Technologies,

  3. Innovation in the space of clean energy,

  4. Innovation in the domain of E-Mobility and

  5. Financial Instruments to support & sustain Energy Efficiency innovations.

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Contest process:

  1. Register on

  2. Login credentials will be sent to your registered email when registering

  3. Update your profile after logging in

  4. Fill out the form and download the PDF document

  5. Send your application before 31 August 2019 at 21:00 (IST).

  6. Provisional selection and evaluation of ideas

  7. Presentation of a detailed form duly completed by the candidates selected at the stage of the provisional selection

  8. First round of evaluations by eminent jury members and selection of finalists

  9. Submission of a two-minute video describing the project in detail and the problem it addresses, as well as the impact desired by the finalists

  10. Announcement and congratulations of the laureates at the inaugural session of the International Symposium for the Promotion of Research and Innovation in Energy Efficiency (INSPIRE) - 2019 in Mumbai

Who can apply:

  • The challenge is open to anyone, team or individual, 18 years of age or older and from around the world

  • Students who are part of the institutional team representing a school / college / institute can also apply.

  • Participants must have a POC (Proof of Concept) / Prototype of the innovative idea.

  • Ideas or solutions without Proof of Concept (POC) / Prototype will not be considered.

Time lines of the contest:

  • 10 April 2019 – 31 August 2019 - Registration & Application Submission

  • Mid -September 2019 - Interim selection

  • First week of November 2019 - Boot Camp Final Jury Pitch

  • 11-12 November 2019 - Exhibition space for all finalists. Announcement & Felicitation of winners at INSPIRE 2019

Prize: Cash Prize of upto 5 lakh INR and mentoring support by EESL

.................YOU CAN WIN...................


For more details and application visit the link below:

Category of contest: Industry contest, Government Contest

Disclaimer: As our blog was started to support students and innovators to know all latest contest, we furnish the details in our blog post which are taken from the contest link which was given at the time of contest launch, if any changes made in contest such as reward or date of closing is not responsible for the changes.

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