A Solar Car Tour across India is being organized by IYCN (Indian Youth Climate Network) to showcase practical, spectacular Climate Solutions and share the voices of India with the World…The journey is planned starting from Chennai to Delhi via stops at Vellore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bhopal, Surat, Vadodra, Ahmedabad, Udaipur &  Jaipur.

The Climate Solutions Road Tour team will be camping/staying in Bangalore from January 3-8 2009 during its cross-country tour to highlight the solutions to climate change in India. During the Bangalore visit, the Road Tour team would like to attend an event to showcase and facilitate young cleantech entrepreneurs. Such an event would be organized jointly by TIE Bangalore, IIM Bangalore and IYCN (Indian Youth Climate Network).

It will include a Climate Business Ideas Competition (not full business plans) to encourage young entrepreneurs to articulate their ideas and a Climate Business Planning workshop to help the budding entrepreneurs develop the ideas into more structured business plans. Several local cleantech entrepreneurs showcasing their solutions and portraying their story from idea inception to the current implementation stage would be invited. At the same time these entrepreneurs would discuss the common themes emerging from the Climate Business Ideas that had been submitted earlier  through a short lecture series. Informal sessions would be organized where in people can receive feedback about their ideas from the entrepreneurs and cleantech experts would also take place.

The event is planned to finish within half a day.

Look out for more info on the same soon.