Tata Trusts and Social Alpha had announced the launch of the second edition of Social Alpha Energy Challenge 2.0 (SAEC 2.0), in April 2019.
SAEC 2.0 was looking for individuals, institutions and start-ups with clean energy technology innovations that have the potential to address the issues of energy poverty, energy access and climate change, scale across locations as well as business model sustainability.
On, 9th December 2019, 15 winners were announced for the awards out of 150 entries. The name of the winners are –
- Elicius Energy
- Grassroots Energy
- Temperate Technologies
- Offgrid Energy Labs
- Gtarang Energy Solutions
- Stallion Vortex
- Feynman Innovations
- Himalayan Rocket Stove
- Krishna Arya Tech Corp
- Doorastha Analytics
- Meladath Auto
- NRG Village
The winners were selected in two categories, “pre-pilot” and “post-pilot”, to address the needs for technologies and start-ups in different stages of product development differently.
The “pre-pilot” category aims to support innovations which are in their very early stage and need handholding and mentoring for product development, including support in physical prototype development and testing.
The “post-pilot” category is for start-ups that have crossed the first pilot or have demonstrated a working prototype and need more support in product management and go to market execution.
The selected startups will be incubated by the Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (CEIIC).
Reference- Meladath Auto PR, Inc website, Tata Trust website