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Manush Labs Cleantech Challenge

FINALISTS

Meet our champions of innovation in Bioplastics, Industrial Waste Utilization and Carbon Capture.

127

Startup Applicants

21

Countries

9

finalists

 
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Sampangan
INDONESIA

 Converting multiple kind of unsorted waste into organic and inorganic high value materials

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TGP Bioplast

Replacing retail packaging with compostable plastics

INDIA
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EnviroWaste2Wealth

Composting FGD effluents

INDIA
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Zeroplast

100% home compostable materials as alternative to plastics

INDIA
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Carbix Corporation

Transforming effluent CO2 into carbonates and other valuable materials

USA
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Saltech
INDIA

Transforming plastic, industrial and demolition waste to sustainable composite building material

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AC Biode

Upcycling waste into antibacterial or absorbent materials

LUXEMBOURG/ JAPAN
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Solutum

Innovative water soluble and biodegradable plastic

ISRAEL
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Bio Craft Innovations

Bamboo-based granules as alternative to plastic

INDIA

Judges

Our industry veterans are ready to apply their expertise,

helping us reliably determine why a given solution would work the best?

 
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Satish Pai

Managing Director, Hindalco Industries Ltd.
Director, Board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd

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Chintan Vaishnav

Mission Director,
AIM, NITI AAYOG

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Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Associate, MIT Engine

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Principal, MIT Solve

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Laura Teicher

Executive Director, FORGE

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Chief Technology Officer (Aluminium Upstream and Copper)- Hindalco

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President & Head Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Hindalco

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Joint President, Hindalco

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Chief Sustainability Officer, Hindalco

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President and Cluster Head, Hindalco

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Investment Principal and Head of Finance at ABG Innovation Fund

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President and Head of Innovation, Aditya Birla Group

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K Venkatesh

AVP Sustainability & Environment, Hindalco

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Satish Pai

Managing Director, Hindalco Industries Ltd.
Director, Board of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd

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Chintan Vaishnav

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Manush Labs in partnership with Aditya Birla Groups’ Hindalco (the world’s largest Aluminium company), launched this program as an opportunity to ‘innovate to eliminate’ and aims to benefit humanity by catalyzing and empowering technological innovations in the domains of bioplastics, industrial waste utilization and carbon capture.​

The program received startup applications from 21 countries
After a month long selection process, 9 startups have been chosen for the finale round. 

 

Winners will work on tackling the massive problem of:

700,000

tonnes/yr of FGD waste

5000

tonnes/yr of plastic