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Supported by

Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment

Promoting Innovation and Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies

Eco-System partner
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Acceleration partner
Low Carbon Technology  Accelerator
What is the FLCTD Low Carbon Technology Accelerator?
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FLCTD Low Carbon Technology Accelerator offers business capacity building to start-ups and innovators developing innovative solutions that can reduce energy usage and dependence on fossil fuels leading to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

What differentiates it from other programs?
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Specifically designed for cleantech entrepreneurs working with challenges in improving resource efficiency in industries

Helps start-ups validate and refine their business strategy for financial and environmental sustainability and prepares for scale-up

Participants are closely guided by mentors and advisors from industry, incubators and venture capitals and the interactions continue, post accelerator

Participants are prepared for FLCTD Innovation Challenges, where winners receive grant award and support for technology validation and performance verification

Focus Areas

Industrial Low Carbon Technology

  • Energy efficiency

  • Sustainable-energy retrofits

  • Alternative low-GHG manufacturing

  • Transformative recycling solutions for energy intensive products

  • Reduce, capture and re-use of fugitive GHG emissions

Commercial & Residential Energy Use

  • Highly efficient HVAC Systems with low-GHG, non-HFC refrigerant

  • Sustainable envelopes & reduced building heat load

  • Energy Efficient Appliances for domestic use

Storage Technologies

  • Energy storage solutions

  • Improve RE & ESS grid integration

  • Grid Demand-Response Management

  • Extension of batteries useful life

  • Fuel cells and Hydrogen generation and storage

AI, ML, IoT, Deep Tech

  • Enhance reliability and efficiency of manufacturing processes

  • Enhance reliability of grids and reduce distribution losses

Resource Efficiency

  • Convert waste to energy

  • Tackle single-use plastic waste

  • Conserve water in manufacturing

  • Minimize wastage during manufacturing

  • Reduction of use of chemicals & consumables (lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, cleaning agents etc)

Food & Agriculture

  • Technologies that reduce GHG emissions in agriculture

  • Eliminating  wastage in the Agricultural value-chain

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Curriculum

Product Market Fit

Lab to Launch

Market Research

Entrepreneur selling

Impact Measurement

IP/Licensing & Governance

Manage for growth

Scaling for Startups

Investor Pitching

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Timeline

Call for applications

June 1st, 2020

Startup interviews & follow up field visits

July 1st - 31st, 2020

Announcement of Cohort

August 1st, 2020

December 15th, 2020

3 day demo day event

August 20th, 2020

3 day Launch Event

Weekly Webinars and Mentor catchup calls

Weekly Webinars and Mentor catchup calls

3 day mid-term retreat 

October 20th, 2020

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Past Program
Reshmi describes the dramatic changes she observed in the startups right after a session on how to pitch their stories during the launch program.

Reshmi Vasudevan from UNIDO shares what she observed after the Launch of the Accelerator

Chandan Gadgil, a mentor of the program, shares the session he found the most interesting.

Tarang Patel, a participating startup, shares his feedback after a successful 3 day Launch event.

"A product can be sold based on low emissions but it should also be a better product. A smart gadget and a nice design can help you sell better."

- Rene Van Berkel
Representative, UNIDO Regional Office, India

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Past Cohort
The First program kicked off in 2019 with 15 promising startups, each being assigned their own mentors.
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Why Low Carbon Technology Accelerator?

“The webinars were quite explanatory. The assignments needed help from the sangam team as certain aspects we were not exposed to earlier.”

- Tarang Patel, Intech Harness
(Accelerator Programme 2019 cohort)

“Coming from an academic background, The FLCTD program was very useful to understand the business aspects and terminologies beyond R&D”

- Varun Raj, PSG College

(Accelerator Programme 2019 cohort)

“An ecosystem of partners can be created to drive clean technology startup pipeline.”

- Chandan Gadgil, Mentor

“The mentor mentee interactions were really good and well planned. However more monthly or bio-monthly updates sessions along with the Sangam team and start-ups will add value to the cohort” 

- Ganesh Kaveeshwar, Mentor

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The Low Carbon Technology Accelerator is implemented under the FLCTD project by Sangam Ventures
About FLCTD

The Facility for Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) promotes innovation of low-carbon technologies and its deployment in industrial and other related sectors of Indian economy. The project conducts annual 'Innovation Challenge' competitions that identifies innovative low carbon technologies and solutions to improve efficient end-use of energy, which in turn helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long run.  FLCTD is implemented by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and is supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

 (https://www.low-carbon-innovation.org/)

About Sangam Ventures

Sangam Ventures is a seed and early stage venture fund that invests to improve access to sustainable energy and resource productivity solutions for the underserved in India that can lead to inclusive development and creation of communities that are resilient to climate change. Sangam also is host to AIC-Sangam, India’s first cleantech incubator, established under the Atal Innovation Mission scheme in collaboration with Niti Aayog, which is dedicated to fight climate change.