Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge


Connecting the Indian EV industry to breakthrough innovators

Deliver innovative products and technologies into the market at a large scale

Do this by building EVangelise around the industry's real problem statements

And by facilitating partnerships between Indian EV manufacturers and startups


Innovation Categories

Tech Development

For innovations under TRL4, we will provide them product development support

Total Cash PRIZES

Rs. 1.12* Crore

* Terms and conditions apply

Manufacturing Partnership

For TRL4 and above innovations, we will connect them to strategic manufacturing partners

​3 winners will receive Strategic manufacturing partnerships with EV industry players.​​​

Innovation Themes

Vehicle Traction

Vehicle Energy Storage

Vehicle Infrastructure



About iCreate

iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) is an autonomous centre of excellence of the Government of Gujarat and is India’s leading institution for transforming tech-based innovations into successful businesses. It is the winner of the National Award for Technology Business Incubator 2020, and to date it has supported over 491 innovations and 40 patents with a ‘hightouch, 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. Located in a state-of-the-art 40-acre campus at Dev Dholera in Ahmedabad, iCreate is home to Cisco's largest Innovation Lab in India. It has a strategic partnership with CSIR, India's apex organisation for science and technology, and with leading institutions across the world.

Strategic Partners