iCreate, India's leading innovation-based start-up incubator, today announced strategic partnerships with industry leaders and government organisations from across the country to support EVangelise '22, India’s largest EV innovation challenge.

iCreate’s EVaneglise’22

The partners who have joined hands for iCreate’s EVaneglise’22 include Startup India, CII-CIES, MeitY Startup Hub, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Sona Comstar, Aditya Auto Products Engg. (I) Pvt. Ltd, Mathworks India Pvt. Ltd., Altair Engineering India Pvt. Ltd and Ansys among others. These partners actively mentor and share their expertise through the bootcamp stage to ensure that participants can navigate challenges effectively and validate their ideas.

Commenting on the partnership, Avinash Punekar, CEO, iCreate said, “We are honoured and thrilled to partner with some of the most eminent organisations to witness India’s indiginious innovations take life from iCreate’s campus. Many ideas and innovations from EVangelise’21 have taken the shape of commercialisation as a result of partnership with some of the leading industry brands in an attempt to solve the real world EV challenges. We believe that with this partnership, we will jointly contribute towards the strategic expansion of India’s EV industry. With such expertise coming together we look forward to assisting some of the revolutionary startups with the best of resources and technology and strengthen the nation’s vision to showcase the preparedness and commitment towards the growth of Atmanirbhar Bharat. With so many energies focused to transform the Indian EV market, we are confident to revolutionise the automotive sector by bring breakthrough innovations in the EV industry”. 

The second edition of the EVangelise is focused on building collaborations between the Indian manufacturing industry and early stage startups, engineering students, institutions and EV enthusiasts by solving real-world challenges in the EV industry. The partners will provide participants access to a global network of industry stalwarts who will nurture their ideas and help them take their product to the market.

“EVangelise’22 is a comprehensive platform that helps EV startups innovate and reduce their dependency on imported technology. MathWorks has been an active participant in the EV ecosystem in India, providing products and solutions that accelerate product research and time to market. We are happy to partner with iCreate for the second consecutive year and contribute to its success by providing access to our MATLAB and Simulink platforms and technical expertise” commented Mr Sunil Motwani, Country Manager, Sales and Service, MathWorks India Pvt. Ltd.

“Electric vehicles are the future, and India is leading the charge. MeitY Startup Hub is committed to promoting the development of EV Startup ecosystem and our partnership with iCreate’s EVangelise '22 is just one way we are working towards making EVs a reality by 2025. Together, we will focus on promoting and supporting intelligent, innovative, and sustainable mobility solutions and infrastructure that will make EVs a reality for everyone. An occasion of this magnitude offers individuals a rare chance, a suitable platform, and the ability to present their innovations, ideas, and creative solutions. We are confident that our various programs and initiatives and our experience of startup ecosystem coupled with iCreate’s strong expertise in mobility will help generate groundbreaking results in the EV market” - Mr. Jeet Vijayvargiya, CEO, MeitY Start-up Hub” siad Mr. Jeet Vijayvargiya, CEO, MeitY Start-up Hub

“BPCL is happy to collaborate with iCreate. As we expand our EV charging infrastructure footprint; through EVangelise'22, we look forward to collaborate with promising Startups, and co-create innovative solutions to power electric mobility in India.” , said Mr. Sameet Pai, Head Corporate Strategy, BPCL

“We are delighted to partner with iCreate for the second edition of EV innovation challenge- EVangelise’22. I see it becoming an important catalyst in driving innovation in the fast-growing EV sector. It is important for Indian companies to create and own futuristic technology and intellectual property, going beyond merely licensing and manufacturing. EVangelise could help create a technology package that can be used by mass manufacturers for accelerating EV adoption in India, as well as to gain a leading position in the global market.” siad Mr. Kiran Deshmukh, CTO, SONA COMSTAR

Mr. Rafiq Somani, Area Vice President - India & South Asia Pacific, ANSYS said ‘’Ansys is happy to partner with EVangelise’22 to help breakthrough innovators in deploying most advanced simulation technology to solve multiple engineering challenges by breaking design and mission boundaries and giving engineers

the power to see how their ideas will perform against multiple variables. With the integration of new technologies allowing the emergence of new development processes, Ansys’ modern tools like 3D simulation software and virtual system integration helps legitimise prototypes even before taking their physical forms. For EVs, this gives that much-needed competitive edge.”

With the EVangelise'22, India will be recognised as a leader in the development of innovative, clean, low-cost solutions that address pressing issues facing the sector. In addition to locating the next generation of innovators, the challenge will look into chances to develop answers in the fields of battery safety and EV infrastructure. The top three winners in both categories will receive cash awards of INR 10 lakh, INR 7.5 lakh, and INR 5 lakh, and consolation prizes of INR 3 lakh to 3 teams in each category and up to 1.5 Cr of incubation support.

About iCreate

Winner of the National Award for Technology Business Incubator 2020, iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) is an autonomous centre of excellence of the Government of Gujarat and is India’s largest institution for transforming start-ups based on tech innovation into successful businesses. Located in a state-of-the-art 40-acre campus at Dev Dholera in Ahmedabad, to date it has supported over 530 innovations and 44 patents with a ‘high-touch, entrepreneur first model, connecting them with mentors, markets and money. Embedded systems and IoT are a focus area for iCreate, in domains like electric vehicles, agritech, smart cities, healthtech, industrial automation, and renewable energy, among others. It is home to Cisco's largest Innovation Lab in India and has partnerships with leading institutions in the US, Israel and other countries. It has a strategic partnership with CSIR, India's apex organisation for science and technology, and with leading institutions across the world.

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