Nex India

In 2016, New Energy Nexus and Climate Collective partnered to run India’s first Solar Hackathon in Delhi. Since then, New Energy Nexus and Climate Collective continued to grow accelerator programs in Asia, sharing information and supporting each other’s growth. In 2019, after three years of working together, New Energy Nexus and Climate Collective formalized their relationship into “New Energy Nexus India”, which combined is one of the largest early-stage clean energy and cleantech startup platform in India and South Asia, with over 200 startups engaging every year.


Offers early stage incubation, events, hackathons and skills training for startups.


Supports later stage startups with matchmaking and commercial partnerships.


Provides capital to startups in the form of grants, equity, and/or debt.

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Do you have a business idea to power the future of Indian electric utilities?

Electron Vibe 2020 is a 10-week long training + business plan development program powered by New Energy Nexus, along with our knowledge partner the Regulatory Assistance Project. We are looking to accelerate and scale ideas by developing new business cases to help Indian electricity distribution companies identify new sources of revenue or enhance revenue streams.

This is a selective program and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application closes on the 26th of August, 2020.

To know more about the program and apply, please click below.

ClimateKIC is the EU’s leading climate innovation platform. Climate Launchpad a Climate KIC accelerator – Early stage discovery program to help entrepreneurs understand whether their product or solution has sufficient market potential to proceed, and is present in 65 countries that feeds into the ClimateKIC Accelerator.

Through this program we have built the largest early stage cleantech startup platform in India and sourth Asia including Srilanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal with over 200 startups per year in our programs.

Climate Runway is a follow-on accelerator to Climate Launchpad. We have partnered with Science & Technology Park Pune to run the accelerator, and it is funded by Department of Science and Technology

Climate Ready for Women development program aims to increase the number of women founders in climate and cleantech entrepreneurs looking to join accelerators or entering the market. It is a pre-accelerator to Climate Launchpad, and is supported by Kerala Startup Mission.

New Energy Nexus partnered with cKers to provide project finance for decentralized renewable energy companies. These include the nascent pay-as-you-go models in India for residential and commercial solar systems, solar pumps, and off-grid solar for micro/mini-grids segments. Part of the proceeds will also be invested in the emerging ESCO (energy service company models) that promote energy efficiency.

cKers (pronounced ‘seekers’) Finance is a specialized renewable energy finance company that operates in the rapidly growing segments around clean energy and energy efficiency. Launched in 2016, it is developing new instruments for project finance in decentralized renewable energy, creating standards for sustainable energy bonds and building data around risk metrics. To date New Energy Nexus has invested $5 million cKers Finance Sustainable Energy Bond (SEB).





Pratap Raju
Country Director, India

India / Mumbai

Nalin Agarwal
Program Director, India

India / Delhi