IIT Kanpur-incubated startups showcase solutions ranging from dual-axis solar tracker to solar-powered UAV


Startup companies incubated at IIT Kanpur’s Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) showcased their products ranging from dual-axis solar tracking systems to solar-powered UAV solution and aloe vera based batteries at Abhivyakti’24, IIT Kanpur’s two-day annual event focused on sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship.

Some of the companies exhibiting include SunSync, a provider of single- and dual-axis solar tracking solutions, JiVoule, which transforms waste into bio-CNG using anaerobic digestion (AD) technology; Aloe Ecell, which has developed an aloe vera based, biodegradable battery; Maraal Aerospace, which has developed an indigenous solar-powered UAV solution; and Saptkrishi, a developer of solar-powered, wheel-mounted vegetable storage cart.

IIT Kanpur’s Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre supports startups with mentorship and grant of INR 20 lakh per startup from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

“We have started the evaluation process to select the next 20-25 startups from the domain of solar, iron, steel metal, industrial and other waste recycling. In solar waste domain, at least ten cleantech startups have applied for incubation at IIT Kanpur and support from MOHUA. In lithium battery recycling, currently two startups are already incubated at IIT Kanpur. These include ALOE Cells and Minimines,” Dr Riddhi Mahansaria, manager at IIT Kanpur’s Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre, told pv magazine.



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