Bringing Innovation to Emerging & Innovative Indian Enterprises: The SAP India Startup program

SAP introduced the Emerging Entrepreneurship Initiative in India as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focus areas in early 2013. SAP CSR Vision The vision of SAP CSR is to create a sustainable and inclusive economic environment to drive growth and contribute to the larger nation-building initiative. We propose to achieve our vision … Continue reading Bringing Innovation to Emerging & Innovative Indian Enterprises: The SAP India Startup program

Energy storage – looking beyond Lithium-ion

Author: Rohan Choukkar, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad The growing consciousness on renewable energy has helped increase adoption of the wind and solar energy and created an environment for newer models of generating the same, in recent years. India is looking at a radical overhaul of its generating mix and plans to derive … Continue reading Energy storage – looking beyond Lithium-ion

CIIE GetStarted

Despite the famed entrepreneurial spirit of Gujarat, the state ranks a low #7 in the number of startups. With a view to harnessing this spirit, we have scheduled a packed calendar of workshops, accelerators, business pitch initiatives and more across Gujarat all year. The first of the initiatives, CIIE GetStarted was hosted across the 4 … Continue reading CIIE GetStarted

Start-up Rhapsody

2016 marks ten years of the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad. A decade of incubation operations and evangelizing entrepreneurship with initiatives such as the best seller book Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, The Power of Ideas with The Economic Times (inarguably the largest entrepreneurship platform ever). A decade of deep support to … Continue reading Start-up Rhapsody

Accelerators – are they worth the hype?

One of the many ways in which CIIE supports entrepreneurs is through its various “startup accelerator” programmes – in fact, CIIE launched India’s first-ever accelerator (iAccelerator), back in 2009. CIIE’s accelerators come in many flavours. Sector-specific programmes focusing on ICT, cleantech, water tech, food & agri, sustainable mobility, and healthcare, allow for depth of inputs … Continue reading Accelerators – are they worth the hype?

CIIE’s Healthcare Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day

Healthcare in India is considered to be one of the largest, and equally hardest, areas of development in the country. With a large population disconnected from urban affordances and access to essential services, Healthcare benefits need to cover a large spectrum spanning various market demographics and entry-barriers. While peripheral technology and infrastructure advancements have enabled … Continue reading CIIE’s Healthcare Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day

Changing the face of urban transporation with the New Mobility Accelerator

The New Mobility Accelerator is an initiative by WRI India Sustainable Cities, in partnership with CIIE, and supported by the Shell Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.  The programme offers innovative early-stage mobility and transportation companies a chance to strengthen their core value propositions and quickly achieve scale, by facilitating structured interactions with domain experts, who guide … Continue reading Changing the face of urban transporation with the New Mobility Accelerator

A-League IoT 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 Hackathon 2016