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The year 2022 has witnessed events that have emphasised how the energy sector is inseparable from geopolitical and economic disruptions. In this ever-changing environment, it is important to acknowledge that energy transition requires more than sustainability and decarbonisation efforts. It is imperative that the energy trilemma be addressed: How can we strike the right balance of ensuring energy sustainability, security and affordability for all?

We are committed to be at the forefront of the energy transition and ENRich 2022, our flagship Energy and Natural Resources conclave, is a key endeavour towards this commitment. As a part of ENRich, we will showcase startups with innovative solutions that can address one or more aspects of the energy trilemma.

As part of the ENRich 2022 startup competition, shortlisted startups will have the chance to pitch their solutions to an esteemed jury of KPMG in India and industry experts. The jury will evaluate the startups based on their pitch and solutions.

The energy Trilemma

“Energy security, environment protection, prices and technology can no longer be viewed through different lenses. These factors, and others, are converging, and we will require a new approach to tackle the challenges to come.”

- Anish De
Global Sector Head - Energy & Natural Resources, KPMG


The top startups identified from the search will receive exposure, recognition, and networking opportunities:

  • The top three start-ups would be felicitated by KPMG’s Leadership at the ENRich 2022 Startup Awards Night, to be held at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, on 28 November 2022
  • The top six start-ups would get a dedicated virtual kiosk to showcase their solution at ENRich 2022, KPMG in India’s flagship energy conclave
  • Entry into KPMG Matchi, a startup database, which connects innovative startup solutions to potential clients
  • Invitations to explore possible joint pilots / joint value propositions alongside KPMG in India in order to find opportunities to deploy winning solutions for mutual benefit 
  • Involvement with our startup-centred Open Innovation Platform and/or the Global Tech Innovation Challenge, led by our Emerging Giants and Startups Team 
  • A chance for winning solutions to be featured at KPMG in India’s Innovation Kaleidoscope Centre or KPMGs Global Decarbonisation Hub

Innovation is now core to solution development and value-led delivery. The open innovation platform at KPMG in India is one of the key drivers to help us identify unique/cutting-edge startups and new-age companies to build a joint go-to-market proposition with. This year, the startup search shall be ideated and executed with a vision driven by innovation, and will therefore enable select participants to access numerous opportunities to succeed in the evolving ecosystem.

We recognise that companies like yours are driving innovations and setting the pace of change. If you feel that your startup has a proven solution that may address one or more aspects of the energy trilemma, we want to hear from you and learn more.

ENRich 2021 startup search: Key Highlights

Last year, in an effort to recognise the leading tech innovators in the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) sector, KPMG in India launched the ENRich 2021 startup search. The event showcased startups with decarbonisation solutions relevant to the theme: ‘Preparing for the low carbon world’. Our inaugural startup search yielded a number of innovative and diverse solutions for decarbonisation.

The top startups were recognised by KPMG in India senior leadership at an in-person awards and networking event. They were also induced into KPMG in India’s Open Innovation platform for mentorship. The startups also showcased their solutions to Partners and Directors across KPMG in India and joint value propositions were deliberated upon. Some of the start-ups were also offered speaking slots at the ENRich 2021 to share the story behind their start-up which featured as “Energising Stories”.

ENRich 2022 startup search
ENRich 2022 startup search
ENRich 2022 startup search

(From left to right: Agile Process Chemicals, Breathe Applied Sciences, and UptimeAI)

Key Contact

Amit Dey
Director, Markets
KPMG in India