AIC-Sangam is set up as a platform to bring together the best minds, resources and capital solving sustainability problems, and serve as a launch pad for inclusive and scalable enterprises focused on improving access to energy and resource productivity for the underserved in India. These enterprises will lead the way in driving inclusive development and creation of communities that are resilient to climate change.
AIC-Sangam is a non-profit doing incubation and acceleration as a charitable service. We have a simple philosophy, if we believe that a start-up’s solution would be impactful to society, we want to help them be successful independent of likelihood or immediacy of an investment. Which is the main reason we are building a pre-incubation and an acceleration program and the incubation facility, also the fund team gives its time freely to all start-ups in the program. Even if we can’t invest we will help the start-up grow and raise funds from other sources. That is the message we give to each of our incubates.
Tech that accelerates decarbonization of energy
Low cost and energy efficient refrigeration & cooling tech
Fit-for-purpose Energy Storage tech
Electric, alternative fuel & shared transport solution
Farm positive agricultural supply chains, residue & waste management
Alternative low- carbon materials & reduction in fossil-fuel based product use
Industrial heat & power efficiencies & recycling
Climate resilient sustainable agricultural practices
High efficiency appliances, services, components & controls for underserved markets
Preserving culture & resources and creating communities that are resilient to climate change
We study the sector - its player, problems and the customer, before we venture in to incubating or accelerating any start-up in that sector. We have seen from the GALI research on incubator effectiveness that cohort quality is a critical driver of success. We view pipeline development as an active search process rather than a passive endeavor in which we wait to receive applications. This approach keeps us focused and help us building better networks to find relevant start-ups that fit our program thesis. Following are our focus areas