Social Alpha Quest
Calling the best minds with impactful technology innovations to participate in our Quest
Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations
The first edition of the Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations is looking for innovators and entrepreneurs with transformative technologies that address a curated set of challenges faced by the smallholder farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Up to 12 innovations will be selected as the first cohort of the India Agritech Incubation Network (IAIN) powered by Social Alpha. The core objective of the Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations is to curate innovative technologies that positively impact smallholder farmers. Winners of the quest will receive incubation support in their lab to last-mile journey.
The BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies, supported by Mphasis, is a search for the top 10 innovative and entrepreneurial teams in the country that have developed market-ready assistive technologies and inclusive solutions.
Thus, it is our mission to improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of innovative assistive technology solutions to enable a better quality of life for millions of PwDs in India.
A first-of-its-kind nationwide scouting program for innovators and entrepreneurs who are working to solve complex problems of urbanization through deep-science & tech innovation. The goal of the Quest is to identify innovative enterprises that are looking to deploy their solutions across six high priority areas viz. waste, water and sanitation, environment and pollution, traffic and mobility, sustainable habitat and municipal systems.
The Social Alpha Entrepreneurs for Impact (E4i) program is a year-long immersive program that equips passionate ‘entrepreneurs-in-the-making’ with end-to-end capacity building and training to leverage India’s deep science, innovation and entrepreneurship environment. It is anchored in grassroots problem solving, immersive development sector experience, technology scouting, business planning and venture building. The program is designed to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators, and foster collaboration amongst some of the top educational, technical and philanthropic institutions in the world.
The Social Alpha Quest for Healthcare aims to foster innovation and entrepreneurship to solve key healthcare challenges, eliminate disparities and achieve health equity in India. The program primarily focuses on adoption and scaling of innovative products in order to accelerate development, positively impact public health outcomes and achieve global product standards. This will be achieved through funding to conduct clinical validation studies along with intensive mentoring support in business models, regulation, global technologies and market dynamics. The selected startups will be supported by Tata Trusts-PATH Impact Lab and their network of mentors for a period of up to 15 months.
The Social Alpha Energy Challenge aims to discover next-gen technology innovations that promise to unlock new solutions to India’s energy challenges or make existing energy networks smarter, cleaner and more affordable. In this ambitious hunt, the Challenge is inviting entries from innovators across various stages of the energy lifecycle — generation, transmission and distribution, storage, and consumption, in multiple sectors such as households, farm, industry, infrastructure, building, utility and transport.