APPROACH TO INNOVATION

Seeking Deep-Science and Technology innovations by empathetic, mission-driven entrepreneurs.

We believe this is what can solve our country's complex issues at scale, and we do what it takes to find our gritty founders who will go the distance.

BROAD THEMES WE FOCUS ON
THEMATIC AREAS

We spend a considerable amount of time and consult the best brains in business from domain experts to academicians, studying the problems and identifying the historical, political, operational and financial aspects that make these issues chronic.
We then curate high quality innovations & fully support the entrepreneurs in their quest to addressing these issues.

EdTech
  • Solutions that make high quality education affordable and accessible to all
  • Driving learning outcomes in government and affordable private schools
  • Teacher training and empowerment
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Skill development leading to better employment opportunities
MedTech
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • Affordable and Accessible Healthcare Delivery
  • Digital Health
  • Innovative Financing
  • Care Enablement
  • Lifesciences and Biotech
AssistiveTech
  • Assistive technologies that are affordable, accessible, high quality and can enable independent living, access to education and create livelihood opportunities
  • Innovations in visual impairment, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental disability, speech and language disability, specific learning disabilities, multiple disabilities
  • Cost-effective and high quality tools for rehabilitation
AgriTech
  • Innovative technology solutions across agriculture & allied (dairy, livestock, fisheries)
  • Solutions that increase farmer incomes by improving farm productivity, minimising manual drudgery, reducing post-harvest losses and better market linkages
  • Focus on key enablers such as soil & water, energy & environment, affordable mechanisation, agri-finance
CleanTech
  • Renewables, enabling energy access, energy efficiency and conservation
  • Solutions across all stages of energy life-cycle – production, storage, consumption, distribution
  • Solutions across sectors such as households, agriculture, industry, infrastructure, transport, building, utility
UrbanTech
  • Waste Management
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Envrionment and Pollution
  • Mobility
  • Sustainable Habitat
  • Municipal Governance
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The heroes of our mission
FINDING THE FOUNDERS

We curate high-quality, high-impact innovations through technology scouting, research grants, university academic and government partnerships and several innovation competitions.

Partnerships

We have forged powerful alliances with 22 eminent academic institutions in India and internationally to catalyze innovation in India. Some of them include the Tata Centre for Technology and Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tata Centre for Technology and Design at Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, and Tata Institute of Genetics and Society . We tech scout in these labs and institutes to look for technologies that are ready for market or can be placed over an existing start-up in our ecosystem.

Tech Scouting
We conduct a number of tech scouting programmes across the country to find the right entrepreneurs and innovators with breakthrough technologies and innovations. We have partnered for the India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0, Titan Design for Impact Awards to name a few.
Grand Challenges
The innovation ecosystem is strengthened by our collaboration with various government departments, R&D organisations and other philanthropic institutions. Together with these organizations we build a pipeline of quality, meritorious, high impact start-ups through nationwide calls for innovations and grand challenges called the Social Alpha Quest, pertaining to very specific problem statements in our thematic areas.
Powerful Alliances

The innovation ecosystem is strengthened by our collaboration with the Tata Trusts and Government of India's ecosystem. Together with these organizations we build a pipeline of quality, meritorious, high impact start-ups through open calls and scouting programmes.

Catalyzing Innovators

We have forged partnerships with 22 eminent academic institutions in India and internationally to catalyze innovation in India. Some of them include the Tata Centre for Technology and Design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tata Centre for Technology and Design at Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, the Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago. We tech scout in these labs and institutes to look for technologies that are ready for market or can be placed over an existing start-up in our ecosystem.

Tech Scouting & Grand Challenges

We conduct a number of tech scouting programmes and grand challenges called the Social Alpha Quest across the country to find the right entrepreneurs and innovators with breakthrough technologies and innovations. We have partnered with some prominent scouting programmes such as Maharashtra start-up Week, India Innovation Growth Programme 2.0, Titan Design for Impact Awards.

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