We foster and inspire local entrepreneurs in developing enterprises that deliver need based, sustainable energy driven solutions to underserved communities.

In 2014, SELCO Foundation recognised the need for a niche incubator, adopting a holistic solution approach to incubation. The approach looked at the development of both the enterprise and the ecosystem that the enterprise operates in. This is crucial to developing opportunities for social entrepreneurship.

Holistic Incubation Processes
Support that extends beyond training to business development support, partnerships and investments

Practitioner Experience
Leverage on over 25 years of practitioner experience across the SELCO Family

Ecosystem Support
Local ecosystem development through financial, technological linkages and skill development

Incubation Benefits

The SELCO Incubation center utilizes SELCO’s shared resources, management expertise, intellectual capital, and bottom-up learning over the past 22 years to enhance the capacity and vision of potential incubatees.

Checkmark Icon Access to working capital

Checkmark Icon Geographic and supply chain constraints

Checkmark Icon Lack of defined poor centric products

Checkmark Icon Access to innovation funding

Checkmark Icon Availability of trained workforce

Checkmark Icon Poorly formulated policies

Checkmark Icon Access to end-user credit

Checkmark Icon Understanding needs of the poor

Checkmark Icon Social mission retention and scale-up

Incubation Programs

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Clean Energy Enterprises

This program supports and inspires grass-root level entrepreneurs in developing sustainable energy enterprises that deliver need based solutions to the community with a strong intent to replicate/scale the impact to multiple end users.

Energy Efficient Technology driven Enterprises

This program incubates enterprises which are working towards innovating and scaling energy efficient technologies that have a potential to impact the poor in a manner that is transformative and enables environmental or social sustainability.

AIC-SELCO Foundation

Atal Incubation Centre-SELCO Foundation was established in 2019 in partnership with the Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Government of India. It is based out of Guwahati and enables and empowers sustainable energy based innovators and entrepreneurs to scale in the North East of India. It seeks to provide management expertise, intellectual capital, and hand holding support to enhance the capacity of potential local energy enterprises to innovate and deliver energy-based solutions to low-income communities in the North-Eastern region of the country. By building this human capacity and ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, AIC-SELCO Foundation believes that the region can meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner that will lead to socially, financially and environmentally friendly solutions.