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The Climate Solver e-Update

February 14, 2018 | Volume 5
Regional Workshops on
Climate Solver+ : Fostering Cleantech Innovation in
SME sector in India

As part of the expanded Climate Solver+ initiative, WWF-India aims to reach out to a larger number of existing yet unexplored pool of SMEs at the local level through its regional 'reach-out' initiative.

With the above context, WWF-India is hosting regional workshops in the western and southern regions of the country, with an intent to connect with cleantech entrepreneurs , enhance networking amongst SMEs and other stakeholders in the cleantech innovation ecosystem, as well as facilitate finance & business support opportunities for the SMEs.
Southern Region Workshop
City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Date: 23 February 2018
Details here:
Western Region Workshop
City: Pune, Maharashtra
Date: 26 February 2018
Details here:
WWF-India's Climate Solver 2017 Nomination Deadline Extended!
Applications are invited for the 6th edition of WWF-India's Climate Solver Awards.

Climate Solver is a climate innovation platform by WWF that recognizes and awards small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose transformative technologies/business models can either mitigate GHG emissions or enhance energy access.

The last date for receiving the nominations is extended to 28 February 2018.

For more details and to apply visit :
Read how Startups are using Artificial Intelligence, IoT to bring down energy consumption & electricity bills, in an article by Indian Express on, "Why less energy makes more business sense", featuring the WWF-India's Climate Solver 2016 & 2013 winning technologies by Atomberg Technologies and Ecolibrium Energy respectively. Read here.
T-Hub, in association with Rural Electrification Corporation, has launched ‘REC Innovation Platform’ to encourage innovation in the renewable energy sector. The platform aims to help 1800 young college innovators to produce 600 projects focused on renewable energy. More details here.
Tata Trusts launches energy innovation challenge that aims to discover next-gen technology innovations that promise to unlock new solutions to India’s energy challenges. More details here
This plastic-to-fuel startup named - PolyCycl , has developed a patent that can help unclog the planet by converting abandoned plastic into a useful new form. Read more about this innovation here.


Applications are open for National Innovation Foundation’s 11th National Biennial Competition for Green Grassroots Unaided Technological Innovations, Ideas & Outstanding Traditional Knowledge. This initiative is open to applications from varied sectors including energy, transportation, low cost sustainable green technologies, etc. Apply here.
CII invites applications for the First Innovation Challenge of Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment. It is jointly implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) & UNIDO and supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). More details here.


World Sustainable Development Summit
New Delhi | 15-17 February 2018
More details here

CII Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2017 Southern Region
Chennai, Tamil Nadu | 16 February 2018
More details here
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