Clean energy access companies in India should seriously consider applying for international competitions and awards. Most international competitions come with prize money. More importantly, they provide an opportunity to interact with impact investors.

We have put together a list of these international competitions and awards. There is a lot of international interest in clean energy access and we keep tracking the active “calls”. So, bookmark and keep coming back to this page.

You will see that most well-known clean energy access companies have won several of these competitions. This will give you an indication that applying for these competitions should be a part of your strategy. One important thing to remember is that applying for competitions requires time and effort. You will require one of the founders to focus on this.

If you are a member of the GSBI-New Ventures Energy Access Investment Readiness project, you will have access to mentors who can review your application.

Artha Venture Challenge


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Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA)


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Electrification Financing Initiative


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IIT Bombay's Eureka B-Plan Competition


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Global LEAP Awards


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Global Innovation Fund


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GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund


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GSMA M4D Utilities Innovation Fund


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Hello Tomorrow Challenge


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Millenium Alliance


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MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition


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Next Challenge


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PACE Setter Fund


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Postcode Lottery Green Challenge


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Smart Villages


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Start-up Energy Transition Award


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University Startup World Cup


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UN DESA "Powering the Future we want" Grant


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USAID DIV (Development Innovation Ventures)


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