Start-up Facilitation

Tech-led Startups Making Impact

Solution to Paddy Straw Burning - A2P Energy

With the zeal to work on one of the serious State Challenge – Paddy Straw management, Sukhmeet Singh, Former Associate Director, Indian School of Business, ventured into entrepreneurial journey by founding a Bio Energy based Startup – A2P Energy and an analytics based Company – Prodigy Numbers. A2P Energy focuses to provide economic value to the farmers for straw by converting it into Value added Products especially pellets. As part of this solution, A2p is promoting entrepreneurship by working with village youths for straw collection and transportation and has engaged Aston University,UK and European Bio energy Research Institute for setting up bio-energy plants in Punjab. The Startup is also undertaking active research for developing pipeline of future products viz bio char, biofuel, high end chemicals, animal feed, particle board etc. Sukhmeet has won many national and international awards including Global Makers Challenge in Russia competing against 1180 companies from 83 countries and emerging as the top winner in Sustainable Energy. He has been also invited to UN General Assembly in New York and his work highlighted in a session on sustainable value chains. Recently he has selected as Silicon Valley Fellow representing India for Silicon Valley Trek under “Action for India.”

Sukhmeet Singh,

CEO, A2P Energy

Start-up Facilitation Division

Creativity and innovation are building blocks for entrepreneurial culture and knowledge based economy.   These pillars are reckoning force behind economic performance, employability, sustainability, scalability and prosperity.  Punjab with large industrial base and strong business community is truly an enterprising state which is slowly gaining momentum towards start-up culture.  The proactiveness and support by State Government in terms of innovation infrastructure, human resources, policies & other incentive facilitation is shaping vibrant start-up ecosystem in the state.

The Start-up Facilitation Division will strive to create knowledge intensive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Punjab.  

The objective would be to build tech innovation work force by nurturing young researchers, technologists, students, innovators, early stage start-ups to acquire entrepreneurial skills and catalyze innovation ecosystem. The synergies and partnerships would be created for aspiring community with other essential players i.e. researchers, mentors, tech providers, policy & decision makers etc. to transform their ideas into realities.

Start up Linkages

Institutes & Universities

  • Incubation
  • Mentorship
  • Instrumentation
  • Technologies

Govt. Departments

  • Policies
  • Challenges


  • Investment
  • Ancillary Support

Start-up Support


Facilitating Startups in availing Incubation facilities available in academic & research Institutions, Commercial Setups of Punjab

Knowledge Facilitation & Management

Catering Intellectual Proportion needs of Startups though technology innovation support centre (PIC).
  • Start-up IP Promotion scheme of govt. of India
  • Prior Art Searches
  • File Patent

Technology Pool

Startups facilitating to access ready to market technologies developed by research Institutions


Facilitation of scientific instrument support


Facilitating Mentorship support i.e technology, business plan, marketing, Patent management etc.

Govt. Support

Linking with relevant Govt. Bodies for incentives

Networking & Events

Building a strong network of Start-ups, Mentors, Researchers, Investors, Policy makers, regulators etc. and organizing networking events to facilitate exchange of ideas and future collaborations. Conduct of awareness events,  meets and events like hackathons, start-up challenge, investor connects, tech fest, idea competition for fostering entrepreneurial spirit among different stakeholders.


Facilitation with Angel Networks, ventures capitalists, Key Investors for funding support

Start up linkages

Policy, Challenges