Fostering Startup Ecosystem for a Sustainable Future

Drive sustainable development goals with game-changing solutions

A launchpad to grow & create impact

With a mission to foster a culture of innovation across India, Atal Innovation Centre (AIC) is partnering with T-Hub Foundation to support startups working in the Healthcare, Mobility, Sustainability and Semiconductor sectors. This cohort aims to empower tech startups innovating with cutting-edge solutions in the Sustainability sector. This program enables startups that are MVP ready and past product validation stage to access market, investors, global mentors, industry experts, service providers and fellow entrepreneurs. With the help of world-class experts & resources, startups get to sharpen their understanding of markets, refine their business & commercialisation plans, and become market-ready.

Cohort 2 - focus areas?

We’re looking for tech startups innovating in the sustainability sector, focusing on:

Agricultural sustainability​​

Environmental sustainability​

Solid waste and recycling​

Climate Tech

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Program Schedule

22 May 2023
Applications Open
12 July 2023
Applications Close
20 July 2023
Program Start
10 Nov 2023
Program End
26 April 2022
Applications Open
05 May 2022
Applications Close
11 May 2022
Program Start
11 Aug 2022
Program End


Bianca Dönicke

Head of Sustainability EMEA at Aliaxis

Sai Bhaskar Reddy


Satyendra Vaidya

ESG Reporting

Sameer Joshi

Vice Chairman @ IPI | Plastics Recycling

Sustainability Startups


“ T-Hub is one of the best incubation think tanks and the largest ecosystem of various kinds of startups working to create an impact in the world. We felt many updates and positive changes in our business after beginning to receive mentorship from T-Hub. AIC Sustainability Program considered startups working on creating a positive environmental impact while working on reducing the carbon and plastic footprint with various kinds of innovations. We feel that every startup working on the aspect of waste management, reusability, alternate materials, or any other approach for a positive environmental impact must join this program for sure. We, as a team at Himalayan Hemp wholeheartedly thank T-Hub and AIC Sustainable Program team and mentors for doing their work courageously and bringing positive changes in the world.”

Himalayan Hemp

“I think the program has a unique community of entrepreneurs and a great ecosystem supporting great infrastructure in the sustainability space. As a result of the connections that AIC-THub facilitates, startups are able to achieve their goals more quickly.”

Neervovel Innovations

“Jivoule Biofuels startup based out of Hyderabad is humbled to be selected for the AIC Sustainability program of T- Hub. The program is designed very well to suit the requirements of Startups and Founders. Jivoule Biofuels benefited immensely from the mentoring sessions on impactful topics that were curated basis on the recommendation of startups. The network connections are another huge value proposition of the program coming from T-Hub, Cohort members, and the vast experience of the program management professionals as they were entrepreneurs earlier. As part of the program, we even pitched to the UK delegation to explore synergies and mutual investment opportunities. Lastly and most importantly the Government and Market connections they gave for Jivoule Biofuels is so important for the journey of our startup to meet our vision and mission. As a founder, I am indebted to the T-Hub AIC Sustainability program and to all who supported me in my journey. Thank you very much.”

Jivoule Biofuels

“T-Hub AIC sustainability –A Cohort program under Atal innovation mission scheme, to facilitate and create an eco-system for start-ups focused on sustainability and environmental social responsibility. Onelement Energy being a part of this ecosystem gained exposure in the market and support from the Govt. of Telangana to address alternative clean energy generation and energy storage. It was definitely a milestone for Onelement that allowed us to have a broader perspective and access to the Industry. We would like to thank T-Hub for making us a part of their visionary community and will continue to be, and contribute in the best of our capacity.”


“Varsha and you have been really supportive and helpful but as a Virtual incubator De’Dzines couldn’t get enough of market access and I am still looking forward to do any one pilot project in B2B space.”



Yes, there is a program fee.


INR 50,000 +GST

No, we do not ask for stakes in the startups.

  • ● Strong Founding Team:
    ○ Relevant Background Experience
    ○ Founders with complimentary skills
    ○ Strong Advisory team
    ● Should be operating in India
    ● Should have the MVP ready and validated
    ● Startup should be in product commercialization stage
    ● Should be actively looking to grow, actively participate and engage with
    the team

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No, you can be a part of this program remotely as well.

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