The Energy Transitions Innovation Challenge (ENTICE)



ENTICE is an initiative powered by The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) that is incentivizing innovations at scale for energy transitions. Interest from venture capitalists is often low during Series A funding (being focused more on Series B and C funding), as a result, start-up ideas do not progress beyond the drawing board.


The current energy landscape presents significant challenges and unmet needs in achieving green energy transitions.

  • Technical Challenges: The execution of clean energy solutions is faced by challenges such as elongated development and execution timelines and lack of infrastructure for deployment of clean energy solutions.
  • Financial Challenges: Scaling up tech and innovation requires far more capital than what is currently available, limiting opportunities for commercialisation of products in the market.
  • Regulatory Challenges: The deployment, scaling, and adoption of green energy technologies are often hindered by regulatory complexities and barriers.
  • Supply-Demand Imbalance and Skill Building: Limited advocacy and incentivisation on the demand as well as supply side hinders the adoption of innovative clean energy solutions. Additionally, there is a need for skill building and mentorship support to businesses for scaling of projects.

To accelerate India’s progress towards its sustainability goals, we must deploy new strategies, models, and approaches driven by innovation. 

India’s thriving startup ecosystem and growing clean energy industry provides an unparalleled opportunity to lead the way in devising innovative and effective solutions and getting closer to our sustainability targets

Focus areas

A platform to accelerate people-positive green energy transitions

ENTICE — Energy Transitions Innovation Challenge, an initiative powered by The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), is dedicated to incentivizing innovations at scale for energy transitions with Series A funding, market linkages and mentorship. Watch the video to learn more.


Jury members

  • Jayant Sinha

    Member of Parliament; Former Minister of State for Finance, Government of India

  • Ravi Venkatesan

    Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet Board Chair

  • Aakansha Gulati

    Director, ACT

  • Urvashi Devidayal

    Senior Advisor, India Climate Collaborative

  • Mahua Acharya

    Chief of Staff, CQuest Capital; Former MD, Convergence Energy

  • Harish Hande

    Co-founder, SELCO India

  • Abanti Sankaranarayanan

    Group Chief Public Affairs Officer and Executive Board Member, Mahindra Group

  • Anjali Bansa

    Founding Partner, Avaana Capital

Unlocking opportunities

Empowering Your Scale-Up with Series A Funding

At ENTICE, we recognize that transformative ideas need robust backing to flourish. This is why we are offering the top 5 visionaries not just funding opportunities, but an access point to Series A capital. This crucial support can catapult your innovative solution to new heights, allowing you to truly revolutionize the energy landscape.

Facilitating Solution Deployment Through Market Linkages

ENTICE is your conduit to key industry connections. With our broad network of influential partners and stakeholders, we ensure promising solutions and their visionaries gain much more than recognition. Gain invaluable market linkages and tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience. Join forces with industry pioneers and experts ready to guide you through the intricacies of solution deployment and expedite your journey to a strong market presence.

Nurturing Growth with Tailored Mentorship

At ENTICE, our dedication to your success transcends monetary contributions. We extend our support to promising trailblazers by offering personalised mentorship from seasoned industry gurus deeply ingrained in the energy sector. These experienced professionals stand ready to guide you through the maze of market expansion, assist in refining your business strategy, and aid in overcoming challenges that emerge in your journey.

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