ISGF Innovation Award 2023 in India

Deadline: 20-Dec-22

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) invites public and private utilities, urban local bodies, technology companies, start-ups, incubators, researchers and academia to submit their nominations.

Till 2022, ISGF had selected and recognized more than 207 such organizations/ individuals.The 7th Edition of ISGF Innovation Awards 2023 will be conferred to the Winners on 03 March 2023.

Awards Categories
  • Best Smart Grid Project in India
    • Utility
    • Technology Company/Implementing Agency
  • Most Innovative Renewable Energy Programs/Projects in India
    • Solar (Utility Scale)
    • Wind (Utility Scale)
  • Smart Technology
    • Electricity-Generation
    • Electricity-Transmission
    • Electricity-Distribution
    • Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
    • Smart Gas Distribution
    • Smart Water Distribution
  • Emerging Innovation in Electric Mobility Domain
    • Electric Vehicle (2/3/4 wheelers and Public Transportation)
    • EV and EVSE Rollouts
    • EV and Charging Technology/Solution Providers
    • Battery for Electric Mobility
    • Smart Innovations in Smart Charging Infrastructure (including Smart Business Models)
  • Adoption of Disruptive Technology/Solution
  • Smart Startup of the Year
  • Smart Incubator of the Year
  • Best Business Growth and Innovation amongst previous years’ ISGF Innovation Award Winners
  • ISGF President’s Award for the Best Contribution towards growth of Energy Transition in India
Category Focus
  • Best Smart Grid Project in India: Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in India have executed several smart grid projects. This category will recognize holistic implementation, integration, and impact coming from successfully deployed solutions, rather than piece meal modules. Nominations will be divided into two categories: a) Utilities b) Technology Company/Implementing Agencies Please note: For the same project, only one nomination will be accepted. Utility and Implementing Agency can submit joint nomination if both are interested.
  • Most Innovative Renewable Energy Programs/Projects in India: This award category will recognize the innovative measures adopted for the promotion of Solar or Wind Energy at Utility Scale by any Company/Agency/in India
  • Smart Technology
    • This award category will recognize successfully implemented smart technologies by following: a) Electricity GENCO, TRANSCO, DISCOM, ESS Developers and their Supporting Technology Providers. b) Gas Distribution Public and Private Utilities and their Supporting Technology/Solution Providers. c) Water Distribution Public and Private Utilities and their Supporting Technology/Solution Providers. Please Note: All the five sub-categories will have 3 levels of winners each called as Diamond, Platinum and Gold
  • Emerging Innovation in Electric Mobility Domain
    • This Award category recognizes the most innovative EV and EVSE Design, Manufacture and Rollouts in India under each sub-category mentioned.
    • Please note:
      • Only OEMs, Fleet Operators and Public Transport Companies are eligible to submit Nominations in this category
      • Nomination for projects at design stage will not be accepted
  • Adoption of Disruptive Technology/Solution
    • DISCOMs in India have adopted and implemented projects with several disruptive technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data, Drones, Internet of Things (IoT) etc .
    • This category will recognize holistic implementation, integration, and impact coming from deployed solutions using the new/disruptive technologies such as AI, ML Robotics, Blockchain, AR & VR, IoT, Big Data, Drones etc.
  • Smart Startup of the Year: This award recognizes technology start-ups (revenue less than 100 crores in financial year 2021-2022), that have helped solving issues mainly for utilities and have enabled them and their end-customers to become efficient and smarter.
  • Smart Incubator of the Year: There are many incubators in India that are hosted and supported by Government, Academia, Industrial bodies, Corporate and others. They continue to play a strong role in helping start-up ecosystem and promoting innovation. This award recognizes their contributions to the industry.
  • Best Business Growth and Innovation amongst previous years’ ISGF Innovation Award Winners
    • Nominations are invited in this category from organizations that have received awards from ISGF for any Project or Innovative Technology in the ISGF Innovation Awards held from 2017 to 2021. This award will recognize the Awardees for their continued growth and contribution to the sector and for setting new benchmarks.
  • Please note: 2022 Award winners will be eligible to submit nominations in this category in the ISGF Innovation Awards 2024
  • ISGF President’s Award for the Best Contribution towards growth of Energy Transition in India
    • This Category recognizes the Best Contribution towards growth of Smart Grids, Clean Energy and Electric Mobility in India and Winners are chosen by ISGF
    • Please note: Nominations are not invited for this category
Benefits
  • To get your contributions and achievements to the sector recognized on a credible platform
  • To share the learnings made by you or your organization for broader industry benefits
  • To encourage other individuals and organizations to adopt best practices and learn from peers
  • To gain competitive edge and provide a tangible point of difference over competitors
  • To strengthen public relations and prompt media to communicate positive message about you and your organization by sharing success stories
  • The winners will be felicitated in front of International Experts and Chief Guests from Government, Utility and Industry
  • Winners will be featured in ISGF Bulletin, India Smart Utility Week Post Event Reports, ISGF Annual Report, ISGF Social Media and India Smart Grid Knowledge Portal which would help them to get recognition nationally and internationally
  • Membership of “ISGF Innovation Club”, an exclusive group of ISGF Innovation Award Winners who will receive most of the benefits of ISGF Membership
Eligibility Criteria
  • Individuals or organizations as per details can apply. Nominations are invited from Indian Companies/Utilities and Companies working on Projects in India.
  • Best Smart Grid Project in India: Utilities (Public & Private) OR Implementing Agencies OR Technology Companies
  • Most Innovative Renewable Energy Programs/Projects in India: Implementing Agencies OR Technology Companies
  • Smart Technology: Utilities, Project Developers and Operators, Technology Providers, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Smart Innovations in Smart Charging Infrastructure (including Smart Business Models)
    • Manufacturers of Electric Vehicle – 2/3/4-Wheeler and Public Transport.
    • Agencies that have operationalized large fleet of EVs – Buses, Taxis and 3 Wheelers
    • Organizations that have rolled out EV and EV Charging System Infrastructure
    • Companies who support the rollout of Electric Mobility in India through their solution, technology, design, manufacturing etc
    • Companies who manufacture batteries for Electric Vehicles
  • Adoption of Disruptive Technology/Solution: Utilities (Public & Private) OR Project Developers and Operators, Technology Providers, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Smart Startup of the Year: Start-ups with demonstrated solutions for utilities
  • Smart Incubator of the Year: Incubators, Entrepreneurship Cells (E-Cell)
  • Best Business Growth and Innovation amongst previous years’ ISGF Innovation Award Winners
    • ISGF Innovation Awards Winners of Year 2017 – 2021
  • SGF President’s Award for the Best Contribution towards growth of Energy Transition in India
    • Awardees will be selected by ISGF, nominations not required

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