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

Women in Energy Entrepreneurship (WEE) initiative is a portfolio of programs aiming at a gender-inclusive transition to sustainability through innovation. This is a program by New Energy Nexus, India, powered by Climate Collective Foundation and funded by Good Energies Foundation

If you are a woman in India passionate about innovation in clean energy and energy access, these programs are for you. WEE aims to seed the ecosystem by giving a boost to the number of women taking up entrepreneurship. It also supports women-led startups in early stages to build capacity to further leverage opportunities in the ecosystem and commercialize faster.

The following are the set of programs planned over the year –

a) For aspiring women entrepreneurs:
Climate label – supporting students in science/engineering masters/PhD programs – 6-week hackathon to introduce entrepreneurship to women in post-grad programs
Climate Certificate course – supporting recently graduated women – 9-month post-graduate course on entrepreneurship in clean energy access

b) For women-led startups:
Climate Start – supporting women-led startups in product development stage incubated in other programs in the ecosystem- support modules to support women in technical skills and network building
Climate Ready for Women – supporting women-led startups ready to enter accelerators/market – 6-month pre-accelerator program to help women-led startups build skills to enter accelerators and other support programs (e.g., grants)

This initiative launches in April, 2021. Watch this space for further updates on the programs.

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

Jui Joshi
Program Lead, Women in Energy Entrepreneurship

India / Hyderabad

Arvind Sastry
Senior Leader, India

India / Pune

Rishi Nair
Program Manager, India

India / Kochi