India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) had organized a global startup outreach program in association with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for startups in the e-mobility, clean energy, energy storage and clean transportation sectors.
Supported and backed by Invest India, Startup India, TiE Global, and other partners, the program was a part of IESA’s 5-day long virtual conference and exhibition – India Energy Storage Week (IESW), focusing on Energy Storage, EV, and Microgrids, held from 2nd to 6th November. In the presence of a 10+ jury board from the investment community, 12 start-ups in energy storage, e-mobility, clean energy, and clean transportation were shortlisted from over 40 applicants.
The three winners of the program are Minion Labs Private Limited (Energy Management), Navalt Solar & Electric Boats Pvt. Ltd (E-boats), and Jeevtronics (Energy) who have been felicitated with a complementary IESA membership and mentorship from IESA Leadership Council. IESA will take forward the Start-up pitch to the next level with year-long engagement with start-ups and support in investment and mentorship.
In yet another disruptive move, UNIDO in association with IESA and Customized Energy Solutions (CES) has also announced the launch of the UNIDO FLCTD – Energy Storage Innovation challenge. Startups and leading companies are invited to apply for the innovation challenge before 18th December to get a grant of up to USD 50,000 for demonstration projects and beta deployments in energy storage & e-mobility space in India.
IESA has held several start-ups pitches, organized competition & innovation pavilion since 2013 as part of its annual flagship event, and has worked with 35+ start-ups in this space.