AIC Sangam is inviting applications for its "2°C Gurgaon" Product development challenge from innovators, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs who would like to take on this challenge. We are looking for technologies that promote climate change resilience within the Urban ad Rural communities.

India’s National Capital Territory is one of the fastest growing regions
  • Home to India’s largest metro network

  • India's most urbanized region, with an urbanization rate of 98%

  • The region received highest FDIs worth $8.3 billion during the April-Dec (FY 2018-19)

  • Equipped with India’s first intelligent traffic system, with better control and navigation

  • Presence of largest dairy in India with a capacity of 3 Mn litre per day

  • Presence of 250+ offices in some of the major industrial and corporate zones of Gurgaon.


  • Delhi has severe Air Pollution

  • Generates 38,32,500 MT of solid waste but processes just 55%

  • High vehicular emission

  • Unregulated construction waste dumping

  • Highly water stressed with low water management index

  • Low Energy Reliability

  • Increasing energy demand in domestic / commercial sector

Haryana is known as the “bread basket” of India
  • More than 60% export of Basmati Rice from
    India takes place from Haryana

  • 4th Largest producer of cotton – exports
    readymade garments worth $1.3Bn each year

  • Haryana is one of the largest contributors of food grains with a share of around 15% (16.58Mn
    tonnes in 2018)

  • Only State in the country to make available
    pasteurized A-2 cow milk through VITA booths in the State.

  • State Govt. plans to set up 100 Climate SMART villages in 10 districts of Haryana


  • Haryana fares the worst nitrogen pollution (99.5 mg / litre) affecting water and soil health

  • Stubble burning resulting in air pollution

  • Depleting ground water level (by 20-60m) in 19 of the 22 districts

  • Average hours of power supply to agri sector
    stands at 18hrs per day *

  • Rural SMEs face frequent power cuts making them dependent on DG sets

  • Heavy reliance on wheat and paddy cultivation

Bring your innovation to life | Focus areas


Waste segregation, sorting and waste to value

Regenerative braking for
electric 2W / 3Ws

Battery swapping, fast charging / Battery Thermal Manageme

Energy efficient appliances in domestic / commercial buildings

Urban and Rural

Hybrid technologies in energy generation

Groundwater monitoring/ recharging/ conservation

Indoor air quality

monitoring & maintenance

Energy & Climate

Prediction Models


Agri Science to increase yield

Agri Technologies for SMART Agriculture

Soil Health

monitoring & preservation

Efficiency of rural SMEs

Program offerings

5 teams will receive dedicated physical incubation support for 1 year free of cost

Co-working space shared with like-minded innovators

Access to Prototyping Lab

Product & Customer development assistance

Regular workshops to keep you moving

Regular office-hours & check-in w/ mentors

Legal & financial management assistance from preferred partners


Pilot support of Rs 2 lakhs & access to Sangam Venture’s acceleration program

Runner’s up

Pilot support of Rs 1 lakh

Note: Join as an incubatee of AIC – Sangam for a minimum period of 1 year. We charge 2% equity for incubation services.

Selection Process and Timeline

Selection Process

Online Application

Pitching session

Selection of 5 participants


  15th Mar 2020

Winners Announcement

Internal Evaluation

13th March 2020

Call for Pitching

Internal Evaluation

  28 Feb 2020

Application End Date

Call for applications

15 Jan 2020

Program starts on 1st April, 2020

Winners will have to be physically present at AIC-Sangam for a period of 1 year continuously 


  • Ideation to Prototyping Stage

  • Must be STEM based product startup  

  • College students only in their final year who can work out of incubator within 6 months

  • Will be required to provide a reference from a current or potential customer

  • Technical team with ability to develop innovation

  • Startups not more than 3 years old

  • If not incorporated, would require to be incorporated within 30 days


Application deadline : 5th Feb 2020