The Atal Incubation Centre – Social Alpha was set up by Tata Trusts’ Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE) under the flagship initiative of NITI Aayog named ‘Atal Innovation Mission’ (AIM). FISE promotes socially relevant innovations and entrepreneur with a mission to create large scale sustainable social impact helping them create high quality, commercially viable, accessible, and affordable solutions.
AIC Social Alpha was set up to foster innovations in the Climate, Health, and Livelihoods sectors. It has been developed with the vision to create a one-stop collaborative platform to support early-stage enterprises through their entire product life cycle.
The AIC is designed to offer end-to-end incubation support to early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurs, who have the potential to bring deep social and environmental impact through their market creating innovations. AIC supports its incubatees by providing extensive support through its ‘Lab-to-Market’ journey.
Availability of clean, affordable, and reliable energy to underserved and unserved communities and households for meeting basic energy needs, and energy to power economic growth and basic development facilities in the vicinity.
Providing RE generation efficiency, productive use appliance efficiency innovation, Residential and commercial energy intensive components like HVAC innovation at reduced costs.
Increasing affordability and adoption of innovation with high GHG emission avoidance potential while addressing energy access gaps through decentralized renewable energy innovation.
Prioritize innovations leading to advanced material and advance chemistry batteries.
Focus on new material innovations / bioplastics to replace plastic that fulfil functional performance parameters of conventional plastics and plastic rich sanitary products.
Providing access to toilets, on-site sanitation, containment and transportation, treatment and resource recovery and menstrual hygiene management.
Focusing on accessibility to quality water, wastewater treatment and reuse and smart water solutions.
Focus on transitioning to renewable sustainable mobility and logistics solutions, in vehicle technology, fuel technology, infrastructure, and smart mobility.
Identifying new innovations in the embodied carbon, energy emissions, water pollution, waste, air, and noise pollution space and supporting in mainstreaming the same.
AIC Social Alpha is established to focus on the Cleantech domain including but not limited to the challenges in Energy,
Waste Management, Agriculture and Allied sectors.
AIC Social Alpha conducted a challenge, Techtonic – Innovations in Waste Management jointly with H&M Foundation, in collaboration of the Saamuhika Shakti. It envisions to create an enabling ecosystem stack for innovators and entrepreneurs developing solutions to accelerate waste management and improve the overall quality of life of the informal sector in India. Over 150 applications were received, and 04 startups were onboarded. The problem statement focused on Network Optimization, Data for Waste Management and Waste to Value.
The challenge invited renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean energy access solutions.
from all stages of the energy lifecycle, and across all use cases, there is a special focus on four themes – Energy for Livelihoods, Smart Energy Systems, Energy Storage and Thermal Comfort. More than 75 applications were received, and 07 startups were onboarded.
Accelerating growth due to industrialization and urbanization has not only improved the economy but has also deteriorated human health, environment, and ecosystem. The India Clean Air Challenge addressed this dual set of challenges. ICAC as a program furthers the cause of National Clean Air Program and aims to seek and support scalable innovations with a sub sectoral lens mitigate the air pollution crisis. The problem statement was multi-fold, focusing on Agriculture and Livestock, Industrial Decarb, Construction Waste and Air Quality Monitoring. 05 startups were onboarded from over 50 applications.
This initiative will guide six high-quality startups, having at least a tested prototype, an accelerate their journey through product engineering and development services, clinical validation support, regulatory advisory, and market access opportunities through grant support and catalytic cross-industrial collaborations. The problem statement aimed at finding solutions through Digital Health and Oncology. 180 applications were received, and 05 startups were onboarded.
The Incubation Centre provides all round support to all its incubatees. It onboards start-ups from grand challenges and through lateral entries.
Meet Our Companies
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Delhi Head Strategy, Tata Power DDL
Energy Sector Lead, Villgro Innovation Foundation
Founder, Sangam Ventures
Director, Negen Software
Managing Director & Client Group Lead, Accenture
Assistant General Manager, Tata Power DDL
HoD New Energy Business, Tata Power Microgrid
Founder, Design Alpha
Founder, Social Alpha
Programme Officer, Centre for Science and Environment
Independent Consultant, Excellerate Solutions
Founder, Funfirst Global Skillers Pvt Ltd
Head of Product , Google Research
Startup Advisor and Mentor Member, National Startup Committee
Senior Director, Social Transformation at The Energy and Resources Institute
President and Executive Director, Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
CEO & Founder, FYTO Inc
Country Head (India), Welocalise
Deputy Director (India), MacArthur Foundation
Director, Policy and Research, FAST
Advisor, IIT Gandhinagar