Startups Combatting Climate Change
Innovative startups are invited to attend a
two-day workshop to help grow their businesses and enter the sustainability sector.
June 5-6, 2022
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Get access to the Indian and
U.S. industry stalwarts
Join the new wave of
entrepreneurs making a difference!
About The Program
The Nexus Startups Hub, one of the premier business incubators in New Delhi, will conduct a workshop for innovative “green” startups on June 5-6, 2022.
The Startups Combatting Climate Change Workshop is designed to support ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs by enabling them to transform their business venture into a sustainable enterprise and connect with the leading American and Indian corporates working to mitigate the impacts of Climate Change. The program will enhance the entrepreneurial and managerial skills of these entrepreneurs leading early stage ventures.
The program consists of a two-day workshop organized in New Delhi for 25 entrepreneurs, with a focus on startups whose technologies will positively impact the environment by reducing waste or promoting renewable energy.
The workshop will begin on World Environment Day (June 5, 2022) in conjunction with the World Environment Expo 2022 and the
World Environment Conference 2022, and will be held at Pragati Maidan, in the heart of New Delhi. One top startup will be invited to the Nexus pre-incubation program.
Our curriculum is designed to equip the participants to enter the challenging climate change/green energy industry, grow their business and attract outside funding. Besides the business training, the program will provide peer-to-peer learning, collaboration opportunities, mentor-mentee connects and networking among the participants, all in a supportive atmosphere run by the premier startup incubator in India.
Why participate in the Startups Impacting Climate Change Workshop?
Selected startups will get access to the big players within the climate change sector.
Selected startups will also get a chance to learn from :
Participants will receive access to the World Environment Expo 2022 and the World Environment Conference 2022.
How can I participate in the Startups Combatting Climate Change Workshop?Fill out this application. Selected startups will receive an invitation to attend.
What is the structure of the workshop?This workshop will be a two-day event with presentations, industry meetings, networking events and best practices training specifically focused on the climate change sector.
Who should apply?This workshop is for startups that are working on (or providing) technologies or services that impact the environment by reducing waste or promoting renewable energy. The following criteria will be used for the final selection: Innovative. The startups must have some kind of innovative process or products that they are introducing to the market. Traditional SMEs that do not have an innovative product/technology that can be protected are not a good fit for this workshop. Have intellectual property rights protected or have a solid plan for their protection. Should be registered in India. Past the idea stage in development: at least a TRL 4, preferably a TRL 5 and above. In accordance with Startup India's definition, a startup must be less than 10 years old and have an annual turnover of less than 100 crore (US$14 million).
Can I attend virtually?SICC2022 is an in-person workshop. Participants should be vaccinated and we will follow all social distancing and masking protocols for safety.
How much does the workshop cost?The workshop is free, but by application/invitation only.
Will I receive a certificate of completion or diploma?Yes, each startup that completes the workshop will receive a certificate.
When is the deadline to apply?The application deadline is May 30, 2022.
The Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of the United States of America, India, advocates U.S. policies and promotes dialogue between the United States and India by providing free and open access to information about the U.S. to Indians. It hosts activities at the American Center in New Delhi like film screenings, speaker programs, other events, and opportunities to learn more about educational opportunities in the United States.
The Alliance for Commercialization and Innovation Research (ACIR) is an American non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization providing consulting, training and program management services in the fields of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship.
ACIR has successfully run entrepreneurship programs around the world including in South Korea, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia and the United States, with the most recent being the Nexus Incubator and Startup Hub in New Delhi, India.
The Nexus Incubator offers selected startups unparalleled access to networks of industry and government partners, training from the top commercialization experts around the world, an extensive mentor network, as well as access to both private and public fund managers specializing in supporting startups.
Nexus is a collaboration between the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi and ACIR to showcase the best of American and Indian entrepreneurship, innovation and technology commercialization (www.startupnexus.in).
WORLD ENVIRONMENT EXPO (WEE 2022) is a B2B business platform for the national and international environment technology and equipment manufacturers to find out new business opportunities worldwide.
Green Society of India (GSI) is a registered and non- profit organization under the societies registration act XXI of 1860 with its head office in New Delhi (India) and working for the environment protection with the aim to create environmental awareness and is involved in research, investigative, educational work in the fields of pollution, forest, wildlife, land & water use and various aspects of the environment.