India Clean Air Challenge Application Form
Eligible startups will have a technology, process, solution, or model that is technically viable, has been tested and validated minimally through relevant lab certifications and is ready to deploy in an at scale pilot with the government. Market-ready applicants will be required to call out potential areas of alignment with government mandates and project climate impacts in a verifiable manner. Winning applicants may be category creators or provide incremental solutions that demonstrate a minimum of 15% improvement over existing solutions. The Challenge will favor solutions that have an ability to have an outsized impact on air quality, be scalable within a geography and transferable to other localities and have a sustainable business model. If a winning company is not ready to deploy, this could result in disqualification.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Applicant Phone Number
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands(AN)
Andhra Pradesh (AP)
Arunachal Pradesh (AR)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DN)
Daman and Diu (DD)
National Capital Territory of Delhi (DL)
Himachal Pradesh (HP)
Jammu and Kashmir (JK)
Madhya Pradesh (MP)
Tamil Nadu (TN)
Uttar Pradesh (UP)
West Bengal (WB)
Outside of India
Please answer these questions so that we can get to know the people you work with.
Co-founders and Co-innovators
Total Team Members
How did you meet your team? How long have you worked together? (Max 100 words)
Entity Details and Registration
The next few questions will ask you about the registration status of your entity.
Is this a registered entity?
Company Identification Number
Start-up India Registration (If available)
Which challenge area are you applying for?
Green/ Sustainable Building
Air Quality Monitoring
Please tell us about what you're building.
At what stage is your innovation?
Proof of concept or Prototype (Definition: A (technical or draft) solution to a problem has been invented and functions as expected) STOP! You are not eligible to apply for this part of the challenge. Please apply to the early stage track
Piloted (Definition: More than one prototype has been tested in the market with customers using it, could be paid or unpaid customers)
Government and Lab certifications received
Minimum Viable Product (Definition: Based on pilot outcomes & Lab results, prototype has been upgraded to a level that a potential customer can interact with the solution (without supervision for hardware solutions) 2 It would be technically and economically viable to replicate the solution
Market viable Product ready (Definition: Available for sale to customers)
What is your Innovation and did you choose to work on this problem/opportunity? (Max 200 words)
What is the current market standard for this type of offering and how does your innovation compare? (Max 100 words)
What are your plans to scale your Innovation (customer, market, production, distribution)? (Max 200 words)
What is your business model? Please include projected pricing, unit economics and/or payback period (Max 200 words)
What is your traction to date? Please include pilots, testing, validation, key learning, user results and/or paying customers (Max 200 words attach any relevant proofs)
Number of paying customers
Amount of revenue generated in INR
Number of units sold
Time period the product has been in the market
Who are your competitors and how are you different? Please include URLs (Max 200 words)
Is your innovation at least 15% better than existing offerings?
By which measure
Business Model Efficacy
What are the key risks in your business? (Max 200 words)
Why do you want to work with ICAC? With Government? How will your solution create value for the government? (Max 200 words)
What type of impact does your product have on air quality and how do you measure it (Max 200 words)
What is the cost of 1 unit of your product/ solution and the associated impact? (in INR)
Have you raised any funds so far?
Type of funds raised
Does the company have any patents or IP for this innovation?
Please provide details of patents or IP (of type, ownership, market or if you are electing not to apply for patents, please note why)
Is there anything else you want to share that will be useful in evaluating your application? (Max 100 words)
Media and Web Presence
Finally, please tell us about your media and web presence.
Link to Product Video
Link to Team Video
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Government certifications, licenses or lab validations
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