Sustainability Value Accelerator

@ IIMA Ventures

An initiative for technological innovations and solutions that can create and enhance sustainability impact across sectors and businesses.

About the Program

Accenture Sustainability Value Accelerator aims to accelerate and support 5 early-stage startups developing technology solutions that can help businesses measure and analyze their sustainability footprint, make their businesses circular and trusted and enable their transition to a net zero future.

Program Offerings

POC (proof-of-concept) grant of INR 20 Lakhs to each selected startup.
Customised and one-on-one business advisory support
Access to IIMA Ventures & Accenture network of experts, partners, & early adopters
Cloud credits worth $5,000 from different service partners

Focus Areas

Sustainable Value Chains

  • Technologies that help organizations to embed sustainability into every stage of the value chain to deliver trusted, net-zero and circular value chains.
Net Zero Transitions

  • Technology solutions that improve energy efficiency and support the decarbonization of industry, transport systems and energy systems.
Sustainability Measurement & Analytics
  • Technology solutions that help businesses embed sustainability data, decision-making and performance into everything they do in order to effectively measure business value and sustainable impact for all stakeholders.

Who can Apply

Applicants need to match the following:
  • You have a startup entity registered and based in India.
  • You are working in any of the mentioned focus areas.
  • Your innovative product / solution is ready for commercialization.
  • Motivated by a strong drive to address previously unsolved challenges
  • Want to take an innovative idea forward in leadership capacity

ASVA Cohort 2024

ASVA Cohort 2023

Ecosystem Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

We will support the selected startups with Proof-of-concept (PoC) grant upto INR 20 lakhs, network connections, access to experts, business advisory and one-on-one strategic discussions to build and scale up the respective ventures.

We encourage the founder or any of the co-founders to register when applying for the program. Firstly, the founder’s perspective helps us to understand the business better. Secondly, it saves time from getting appropriate approvals from the founder(s) in subsequent stages and lowering the chances of disqualification.

We want to know you better but at this application level, both your professional experience as well as academic background gives us a glimpse of you.

We strongly encourage you to think through and submit only one application for the innovation that you are most focused on building through. If you are submitting two applications for the same innovation, the duplicate application with less context and poorly articulated thoughts will not be taken forward.

It is good that you are working out of other geographies, however, in this program, we are looking for startups registered in India with its founders and operations based out of India.

Yes, you can apply to this program, irrespective of having received grants or awards and having raised funds.

We will not be able to extend the call for applications and sincerely request you to submit your applications well within the deadline of 15th October 2023, 11:59 PM. Please do not wait for the last moment.

If your application gets shortlisted for the subsequent rounds, we will send you an email confirming this.

We are looking for startups with a strong founding team, unique and innovative solution, alignment to the sector, and the potential of the business to scale.

For any query, general or technical, write to us at

About Us

IIMA Ventures

Built at IIM Ahmedabad, IIMA Ventures (Formerly known as IIMA-CIIE) is the country’s leading entrepreneurship centre and early stage technology investing platform. IIMA Ventures backs fearless entrepreneurs building disruptive solutions and stands with the startups at their risky early stages when they need the most support while there is hardly any available. Through the continuum of incubation, acceleration, capital and insights – they offer everything it takes for these driven entrepreneurs to make a superlative impact. IIMA Ventures is a Centre of Excellence backed by the Government of India’s DST.


At Accenture, our purpose is to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. And there are fewer things with greater promise than sustainability—it unlocks new opportunities for our clients, our partners, and our people, and for the places where we do business. Sustainability spans environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, from transitioning to a zero-carbon economy to human rights to inclusion and diversity. So we have made sustainability one of our greatest responsibilities—not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe that it will create the most powerful force for change in our generation.

Learn more about how Accenture is powering sustainability and driving new value and growth.