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WWF report says inadequate policy support for clean energy startups and SMEs in India

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jun 26, 2020

While India’s move towards clean energy transition has led to the emergence of various startups and Small and Medoum Enterprises (SMEs), there are only a handful of policies that help accelerate...

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Caution EV startups, funding to hit speed bump ahead but investors hopeful of returning to normalcy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

Even as the government has taken measures to support the targets projected for the incipient electric vehicle (EV) segment in the country, the startups in the EV space are likely to face challenges around fundraising, at least for the short term, according to experts. India...

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New Energy Nexus, Climate Collective to build clean energy start-up ecosystem in South Asia

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India’s foray into clean energy has been remarkable however the system-wide clean energy transition is a work in progress. Critical to accelerating the pace of this energy transition is the increased share of decentralized clean energy, which is currently at 1 per cent of...

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Microsoft launches program to accelerate growth of agritech startups in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2020

Technology giant Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of a program for agritech startups in India that are committed to driving transformation in agriculture. The Microsoft for Agritech Startups program is designed to help startups build industry-specific solutions,...

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Startups look to reduce dependence on lithium from China

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark focus the over-dependence of global supply chains on China. Nations around the world are now more desperate than ever for alternatives, but it’s a tough ask to replace Chinese supplies. One of the areas where China dominates the...

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India’s largest private sector lender looks to support startups in the social space

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2020

Social startups by the virtue of their work domains and operational geographies take a lot of time to become self-sustainable and as a result can’t invest in research and development and operational expansions at an early stage from their own budget. This seriously affects...

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Corporate, PE investments in EV start-ups grow 170% in 2019 to $397 mn

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

Driven by the belief that the next wave of disruption for India’s automobile industry will be led by electric vehicles (EVs), corporate and private equity (PE) investors seem to be increasing their bets on start-ups working in this space. Investment flows into such start-ups...

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Ajmera Group to invest $10 million in solar, e-commerce startups

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2018

Real estate developer Ajmera Group is committing $10 million to invest in startups, and has already invested in BookMeIn, Sports Gurukul and Modulex. 

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H&M Names 5 Sustainable Startups That Could Change the Face of Fashion

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2018

Fast fashion giant H&M has named the five winners of its latest Global Change Award, who are harnessing the power of technology to rein in the fashion industry’s extensive environmental and...

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DST commits 500 Crores for PM's Vision on Startup India

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 7, 2016

NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations), an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology(DST), Government of India, for nurturing...

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Subject Tags: innovation , NIDHI , startups