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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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Startup #1
INDONESIA

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

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Startup #4

Replacing retail packaging with compostable plastics

INDIA
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Startup #7

Composting FGD effluents

INDIA
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Startup #2

100% home compostable materials as alternative to plastics

INDIA
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Startup #5

Transforming effluent CO2 into carbonates and other valuable materials

USA
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Startup #8
INDIA

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

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Startup #3

Upcycling waste into antibacterial or absorbent materials

LUXEMBOURG/ JAPAN
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Startup #6

Innovative water soluble and biodegradable plastic

ISRAEL
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Startup #9

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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K Venkatesh

AVP Sustainability & Environment, 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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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