ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

ONergy Solar (Punam Energy Private Limited), a Kolkata-based startup, is one of the leading social enterprise in India that provides reliable and affordable clean energy products for solar lighting, cooking, and electrification by setting up energy distribution and service networks to underserved households and institutions across East India. It has recently raised a syndicated round … Continue reading ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

  Great Product Design is often said to be iterative. Right from the inception to the creation of a final product, iteration has been the key to the success of many products leading by design; Tesla, Apple, and other global marquees often come to one’s mind. Iterations of old ideas, iterations of existing solutions, and … Continue reading In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

Product design – a tête-à-tête with Ashish Deshpande of Elephant Design

What does it mean to have a “well-designed product?” As a technology business incubator, we are certain that this is question that tech startups ask themselves quite often. Although we ask this question to our startups, we’re quite aware that the response is more complex than we can imagine. CIIE recently had the joy of … Continue reading Product design – a tête-à-tête with Ashish Deshpande of Elephant Design

A-League IoT Applications Hackathon 2016

As part of the A-League initiative, CIIE, in partnership with DAIICT and MICA Incubator, organised a first-of-its’-kind 48-hour long Hackathon for students across Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar’s region. The Hackathon was centred on the applications of the Internet-of-things technology used by Ecolibrium Energy, a CIIE portfolio company and one of the leading Energy Management Companies in the country.  … Continue reading A-League IoT Applications Hackathon 2016

Here is a good, clean way to make your billions

(This article was originally published in ‘The Economic Times’ on March 10, 2016. It is accessible here.) Entrepreneurship has now taken centrestage in India. But in trying to find the next big innovation, we are erring by largely aping Silicon Valley startups. A country with varied socio-economic conditions, diverse needs and culture, needs to find a … Continue reading Here is a good, clean way to make your billions

CIIE launches GROWTHOURS in Pune

In a move to create a common platform for startups, entrepreneurs and domain experts, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) recently launched the GROWTHOURS event series. This endeavour is to strengthen the local ecosystem of Pune as well as address key pain points startups face through interactive workshops led by domain experts. The first … Continue reading CIIE launches GROWTHOURS in Pune

Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

  So far the Indian economy has witnessed phenomenal growth in the Indian technology startup ecosystem, driven by factors such as enormously brewed capital, acquisitions and consolidations, increasing internet and smartphone penetration, and an ever growing domestic market. 2016, as the experts are predicting will be the year of corrections. A lot of capital has … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Intel revealed the top 10 teams in Innovate for Digital India Challenge at an innovation event in New Delhi on Thursday, 19th November. IFDIC is a joint initiative between Intel, Govt. of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), myGov and CIIE. The 10 finalists presented innovative devices and applications … Continue reading IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update

Startup Oasis is organizing the Udaipur Startup Fest on 6 Feb 2016.The Fest will see more than 100 startups, dozens of angel and venture capital investors, 30+ mentors, startup coaches and over 20 speakers from across the startup ecosystem. Visit the Udaipur Startup Fest website: http://udaipurstartupfest.com Read a news article on it here: http://udaipurtimes.com/udaipur-startup-fest-provide-opportunity-local-startups/ Honorable Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje announced … Continue reading Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update