India has an ambitious clean energy target that needs technology and innovation. While government and private sectors have their role to play, startups are critical for innovation and faster execution. They identify local, national and global problems, find opportunities and develop solutions.
India is home to the third-largest startup ecosystem, with about 57,000 startups. A fraction of this number is working in sustainability and solving climate change issues. Worldwide, it’s noted that the number of government policy measures to help startups get new clean energy technologies to the market, has risen sharply since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.
From bringing solar power-based products to provide job opportunities in rural India, to companies innovating to increase the life of batteries, startups are addressing various needs of the different stages in the renewable energy journey.
But are they enough ideas? Enough startups? And enough support for such startups?
And more importantly, is there money to be made? Is there money to invest?
In this episode, we will speak to stakeholders involved in a startup’s journey to success. A co-founder, an investor and an incubator.
Listen to GigaWhat and explore some of the biggest questions, challenges, and opportunities in India’s transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.
Pankaj Sharma , co-Founder, Log 9 Materials
Smita Rakesh, Vice President and Partner at Social Alpha
Arpit Agarwal, Director, Blume Ventures
Hosted by Mayank Aggarwal
Produced and scripted by Kartik Chandramouli.
Edited and mixed by Tejas Dayananda Sagar
Copy edits by Priyanka Shankar
Episode artwork is by Pooja Gupta