Ready to change the world?

Wipro Climate Challenge brings together talented students across India to build data-driven circular economy solutions and business models.

The Challenge

In this unique 6-week challenge, participants will be given entrepreneurship training to build viable solutions. The program will support 20 promising teams!

You can apply in one of the following tracks:

Track 1 – Undergraduate/Master’s students
Track 2 – Ph.D./MBA students

The winning team will get grants and support to further build their solutions.

Ready to change the world?

Wipro Climate Challenge brings together talented students across India to build data-driven circular economy solutions and business models.

The Challenge

In this unique 6-week challenge, participants will be given entrepreneurship training to build viable solutions. The program will support 20 promising teams!

You can apply in one of the following tracks:

Track 1 – Undergraduate/Master’s students
Track 2 – Ph.D./MBA students

The winning team will get grants and support to further build their solutions.

What is this challenge about?

New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and applied data science have shown their potential to effectively address climate change through innovations.

 

Moving towards a more circular economy could deliver benefits such as reducing pressure on the environment, improving the security of the supply of raw materials, increasing competitiveness, stimulating innovation, boosting economic growth (an additional 0.5% of gross domestic product), and creating jobs.

Combining two emerging megatrends—artificial intelligence and circular economy—can accelerate a shift towards a regenerative system fit for the future.

The aim of this challenge is to bring together talented students and post doctoral researchers from different disciplines and equip them to build data-driven circular economy solutions.

What is this challenge about?

New technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and applied data science have shown their potential to effectively address climate change through innovations.

 

Moving towards a more circular economy could deliver benefits such as reducing pressure on the environment, improving the security of the supply of raw materials, increasing competitiveness, stimulating innovation, boosting economic growth (an additional 0.5% of gross domestic product), and creating jobs.

Combining two emerging megatrends—artificial intelligence and circular economy—can accelerate a shift towards a regenerative system fit for the future.

The aim of this challenge is to bring together talented students, PhD and post doctoral researchers from different disciplines and equip them to build data-driven circular economy solutions.

Who can participate?

All undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, and MBA students currently pursuing their degree are eligible to apply. However, it is recommended to have an understanding of one or more of the following fields

Data Science, IoT

Coding, AI/ML, IoT, Big Data, etc., who can use these frontier technologies to find solutions for circular economy

Circular Economy / Environment Science

Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Studies, Climate Change Studies, and basic understanding of circular economy

Business Management / Entrepreneurship

Business literacy, management or entrepreneurship

How to apply?

This competition has two tracks under which you can apply –

  • Track 1 – Undergraduate/Masters Students
  • Track 2 – Ph.D. or MBA Students

You are expected to have knowledge of at least one of the three fields. We will help you find teammates through the team building sessions.

 

You can apply as a team of minimum 2 and maximum 4 members.  You can also recruit additional team members through our team building sessions.

 

Application deadline: 20th September 2022

You are expected to have knowledge of at least one of the three fields (IoT, ES, etc). We will help you find teammates through the team building sessions.

 

You can apply as a team of minimum 2 and maximum 4 members.  You can also recruit additional team members through our team building sessions.

 

Application deadline: 20th September 2022

Who can participate?

Data Science, IoT

Technical knowledge of:

Coding, AI/ML, IoT, Big Data, etc., who can use these frontier technologies to find solutions for circular economy

Circular Economy / Environment Science

Educational background in Environmental Engineering, Sustainability Studies, Climate Change Studies, and basic understanding of circular economy

Business Management / Entrepreneurship

Educational background in: business literacy, management or entrepreneurship

What is the problem statement?

The principles of the circular economy model are to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems.

AI and Big Data can be used to transition to circular economy through following initiatives:

Inform and accelerate efforts to design out waste and pollution

Increase the effectiveness of and optimize circular economy business models

Streamline the infrastructure needed to keep products and materials in use

The teams can choose to work on a problem of their interest that is aligned with one of the three verticals stated above.

Want to use your skills to develop a solution but not sure which problem to work on?

Check out these use cases to get
started.

Stand a chance to win prize money upto

Rs. 1 Lakh

Stand a chance to get

paid internships

with climate tech startups

Why Participate?

1

Direct entry in CCF's Climate Ready program for students

Top 5 teams who show business potential will get a direct entry into our cohort

Direct entry in CCF's Climate Ready program for students

Top 5 teams who show business potential will get a direct entry into our cohort

2

Special reward for women-led teams

Get a chance to be part of our certificate programs designed specially for women-led startups

Special reward for women-led teams

Get a chance to be part of our certificate programs designed specially for women-led startups

3

Learn Basics of Entrepreneurship

Begin your startup journey by learning the basics of entrepreneurship and business literacy throughout the hackathon journey

Learn Basics of Entrepreneurship

Begin your startup journey by learning the basics of entrepreneurship and business literacy throughout the hackathon journey

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Certificates

All participants will get a certificate from Climate Collective and Wipro Foundation.

Certificates

All participants will get a certificate from Climate Collective and Wipro Foundation.

Challenge Duration & Process

This is a 6-week virtual challenge that will take a unique entrepreneurial approach. While the teams design their data-driven circular economy solutions, they will go through entrepreneurial training and mentorship simultaneously. At the end of the 6 weeks, teams are expected to present their product design and business case to the panel of experts.

Program Mentors

Our Partners

Program Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Challenge Partners

Have any doubts? We're here to help!

Climate Collective

H.No.7-5-75/1, Pavan Sagar Apts, Near Panduranga Temple, Pandurangapuram, 
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 530003