New Delhi: Microsoft and Accenture have announced the third cohort of the Project Amplify programme, which will support 13 Indian startups focused on clean tech, circularity, regenerative agriculture, education and skilling.
The initiative aims to offer hands-on support to startups to scale emerging solutions and business models for lasting societal and environmental benefits. The project will support the 13 startups with testing and validating proof-of-concepts, reimagining the impact of their solutions through design thinking sessions, access to the latest technologies, and guidance from experts at Microsoft and Accenture.
The startups will also have access to go-to-market resources and Microsoft’s technology solutions. Launched in 2020, earlier cohorts of the programme have concentrated on addressing challenges in food safety, livelihood, education, sustainability and skilling.
“The dual crisis of biodiversity loss and climate change poses a threat to the health of our planet,” said Sanjay Podder, Managing Director and Technology Sustainability Innovation lead at Accenture. “Businesses have a critical role to play by joining hands with the vibrant startup ecosystem to advance innovative solutions that can help address these pressing challenges,” he said.
The startups in the third cohort are CogniTensor Technology, WEGoT Utility Solutions, Clairco, RootsGoods, Neo San, Pyse, Respirer Living Sciences, Calculus Carbon, Carbon Trail, UBreathe, Maithri Aquatech, SNAS IoT Laboratories, and Futurescape.