Greetings from Carbon Zero Challenge Team at IIT Madras

Encouraged by the rewarding journey of Carbon Zero Challenge 2018, we are delighted to embark on the second edition of Carbon Zero Challenge, this time an All India Energy and Environment Innovation Contest.

Currently enrolled students, recent graduates from all over India, in undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, post-doctorate program from diverse specialization (science, engineering, management and others) are eligible. CZeroC 2019 also invites applications from early stage startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

CZeroC 2019 offers funding support, entrepreneurship training, incubation support & mentorship to best ideas. Visit to know more.

Registrations for CZeroC 2019 are now open. We request you to share this contest with students, startups, incubators, & at all appropriate platforms, and motivate them to apply at the earliest.

Winners/participants of similar innovation contests including Carbon Zero Challenge 2018 can also apply, if they intend to improvise further, and are seeking support for prototype development and incubation.

With your support, we hope to inspire students and startups from all over India, to innovate and begin their journey towards Eco-entrepreneurship.

With Best Regards,

Dr. Indumathi M. Nambi

Professor, IIT Madras
Principal Coordinator, Carbon Zero Challenge

Click the below link to register as a student team
Register as Student Team
Know the rules of CZeroC 2019 at

In case of any queries or support please feel free to contact:
Ms. Nikkitha
Phone Number: +918056074792
Email ID:
CZeroC Official Website:

About Carbon Zero Challenge 2019

Carbon Zero Challenge (CZeroC) is a Green Business Idea Contest. It is one-of-its kind initiative pioneered by Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in collaboration with Virtusa and Shaastra 2019. Industrial Waste Management Association (IWMA) is organizing partner and Younoodle is technology partner.
Our vision is to create a global impact by combining three powerful factors- Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Energy & Environment, and Youth, to promote Sustainable Development in India.
The contest invites applications from students, early stage start-ups, and all those aspiring to be entrepreneurs in five thematic area: Agriculture, Industries, Transportation, Urban Areas & Cities, Water & Waste Management.

CZeroC 2019 Themes and Topics

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