CSEE's Incubator hopes to build a nurturing and empathetic entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing mentoring and networking support, collaborative research, entrepreneurship training and capacity building to its partners and incubatees. The Incubator will work around three verticals: agriculture and small agribusiness (enterprises such as Earth 360, Sabziwala and Onganic), sustainable habitats and sanitation (EkamEkosolutions and Wondergrass) and servicing rural India covering rural tourism, clean energy, education and ICT (Grassroutes, Onergy and its alumni start-up incubatees).
CSEE has signed MoUs with the following early-stage start-ups for incubation support (mentoring and networking) with its alumni
Dhwani Rural Information Systems: Founded by IRMA alumni Swapnil Agrawal and Sunandan Madan Dhwani works to reduce technology barriers to citizen sector organisations. Its vision is to provide affordable, integrated and smart ICT tools for organisations working at BoP levels. An MoU has been signed with CSEE on 11th May, 2015.
i-Saksham: I- Saksham Education And Learning Foundation is an initiative by Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDFs), and co-founded by IRMA alumni Ravi Dhanuka. i-Saksham aims to improve the capability of individuals through by promoting digital literacy in remote, extremism affected areas through empowering community tutors. An MoU has been signed with CSEE on 2nd July 2015.
Tallbird: Tallbird provides better employment to the underprivileged youth trained in industry specific skill sets by various skill development NGOs and other vocational training institutes. An MoU has been signed on 28 July 2015.
IRMA would be launching its incubator on August 22-23.