READY TO REDEFINE
THE AUTOMOBILE SECTOR?

Innovate with Renault and Nissan to create ground-breaking technologies

GEAR UP TO DISRUPT & REINVENT

Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India (RNTBCI) is partnering with T-Hub
for the Renault Nissan Open Innovation Challenge. The objective of this programme is to identify and partner with growth-stage startups working on innovative technologies that can advance and impact the Automobile sector. These technologies include AI, IoT, Blockchain, RPA, Electrification, Big Data, AR/VR, Application Development, Cloud, New-age Materials, Alternative Fuel, Re-use and Retro Fit, Regenerative Design, Bio-based Materials, Upcycle, and Internet of Waste. The selected startups get a chance to collaborate and co-create innovative solutions with RNTBCI to accelerate its product development.

WHAT ARE THE FOCUS AREAS?

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

Theme 1

Mobility as a service (social impact sector)

Theme 2

First and last-mile connectivity (automotive sector)

Theme 3

Circular economy (sustainability focused)

Theme 4

Digitisation (technology sector)

HOW DO YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS CHALLENGE?

MESSAGE FORM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF RNTBCI

“We are glad to announce the maiden Renault Nissan Open Innovation Challenge in India in association with T-Hub. Innovation should be the topmost priority of India, as a country with lots of young talent and booming startups. We want to trigger the thinking! I see a great potential to create out-of-the-box and business viable solutions through this challenge!

Debashis Neogi,
MD, RNTBCI

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

KEY TIMELINES

1
5th April 2022
Applications Open
2
18th May, 2022
Applications Close
3
25th May - 25th June 2022
Hackathon
4
29th June- 30th June 2022
Program Ends

Frequently Asked Questions

Growth-stage startups that are registered in India and have an innovative technology solution that can be applied to prescribed focus areas (themes) and fulfil the eligibility criteria listed above.
  • Grant of INR 10,00,000 for the top 4 start-ups
  • Mentorship provided by the delegates from top multinational automobile corporations.
  • A chance to pitch in front of the global leadership of Renault and Nissan.
  • Engage with RNTBCI for paid PoC’s.

Yes. We accept applications from solo founders.

  • First and last-mile connectivity: Start-ups developing holistic and sustainable EV-based first and last mile mobility and business solutions for India.
  • Digitisation: Start-ups developing digital solutions to enhance and improve customer service processes that have a high probability of human error, thereby increasing accuracy and efficiency, reducing the cases of re-works, boosting scalability opportunities, and improving analytics and output quality drastically.
  • Mobility as a service with social impact: Start-ups developing superior, innovative, socially responsive day-to-day multi-modal mobility products and services that improve universal access (including the elderly, differently-abled), and safety and security (for women and children).
  • Circular economy: Start-ups designing and developing circular solutions that promote reuse, repair, and remanufacture. The aim of our circular activities is to extend the life of vehicles and components and keep materials in use, which will reduce pressure on the environment, improve the security of the supply of raw materials and increase business opportunities in multiple domains.

No, this programme is for Indian start-ups only.

This programme is not designed for idea-stage or early-stage start-ups. We encourage you to explore other suitable programs at https://t-hub.co/our-programs/

Yes, you can apply for more than one focus area.

Startups can raise Corporate, or Government connect requests in a specified timeline during the program. We will do our best to facilitate such connections based on suitability and availability.

It is free of cost. The programme is fully sponsored by T-Hub and Renault -Nissan Technology and Business Centre India.

The grant is being given to selected start-ups with potential solutions on the focus areas. This grant money can be used for overall start-up development.

Proposed PoCs will be evaluated by the senior expert panel of Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India and will get a chance for GTM with Renault and Nissan.