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MNRE Startup Grand Challenge

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

Closing Date: 31 Dec 2019 Reward: 10,00,000 INR

Organizer Details:

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energies (MNRE) of India offers a unique opportunity for startups and innovators to solve some of the key challenges facing the renewable energy sector in India. The MNRE has identified the main problems ranging from the innovative use of renewable energies to improve the quality of life to energy solutions for regions with difficult terrain.

About the Contest:

India's renewable energy strategy is based on the goals of energy security, access to energy and reducing the carbon footprint of national energy systems. Renewable energies have created new opportunities. A brand new commercial space has been created. Existing opportunities seek to explore a greater contribution from renewable energy in the areas of livelihoods, water, health and innovations in products, services and business models. Already, many start-up companies have demonstrated innovative technologies and concepts that have developed sustainable businesses.

Problem Statements:

1. Livelihood Application

i. Cost competitive and innovative renewable energy applications to enhance quality of life (cooking, lighting, potable water, healthcare etc.)

ii. Renewable energy application in agriculture

iii. Renewable energy applications to support SME’s and cottage industries

iv. Renewable energy solutions (technology, operational model et al) for application in difficult terrain

v. Renewable energy application for desalination and hence to extract potable water

2. Power System and Design

i. Renewable energy system integration in the grid

ii. Forecasting Solutions

iii. Demand response & distributed energy resource management systems

iv. Energy trading and marketplaces

v. Internet of Things (IOT) for renewables including off-grid applications for optimizing energy and its utilisation

3. Solar Energy

i. Solar rooftop solutions end to end delivery including platforms

ii. Improving efficiency of charge controllers

4. Wind Energy

i. Development of small wind turbines with wind potential of <4m/sec

ii. IoT for increasing energy extraction in the wind farms

5. Energy solutions for industrial processes in SMEs, mid to large-scale manufacturing units

process heat, power, cooling etc

6. Biomass and waste-to-energy supply chain for power & thermal generation

i. Biomass/agro-residue/municipality waste collection, processing, palletisation- complete value chain including biomass storage solutions

7. Mobility and Energy Storage

i. Renewable energy application in mobility – business models, products and market platforms

ii. Advanced energy storage application in decentralized off-grid and utility-scale renewable power projects

8. Any other Solutions in Renewable Energy not mentioned above

Who can apply:

1. Individual/ Academic Institute/ Research Lab/ Startup developing an innovative product, service or business model.

2. The stage of innovation should at least be prototype and feasible for deployment.

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Cash prize for top 3 winners:

1st – Rs.10,00,000

2nd – Rs.7,00,000

3rd – Rs.5,00,000

..............INNOVATE TO WIN..............


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Category of contest: Startup contest, Government Contest, Innovation 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. By Rajasekar Madhavan-Contest Consultant

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