Scaling the Solution: How do you intend to scale your activities over the next two years (e.g., reach new markets, diversify solutions, etc.)? What will make this possible?
a)Develop scale up strategy that focusses on techno-economic-social value creation by SCD and that can be followed in any developing world
b)Set up business unit that can benefit from economies of scale in terms of manufacturing, marketing, sales, distribution, maintenance of SCD and market linkage for dehydrated product
c)Build case studies to prove economic and social (health and nutrition) viability for small holding women farmers, housewives, SCD distributor, SCD manufacturer, dehydrated product selling
d)Create market demand for SCD and dehydrated products
e)Create network of value chain partners with whom project can be scaled up across various geographies
f)Create strong documentation to attract investment and interest in SCD
Financial Sustainability: What is your business model to ensure financial sustainability?
We'll set up business unit that can benefit from economies of scale in terms of manufacturing, marketing, sales, distribution, maintenance of SCD and market linkage for dehydrated product.We will work with national solar mission for large no. installation of SCD units. For purchase of SCD,farmers pay partially from their pocket, and government may provide 30% subsidy.They may get loan at 6% per annum under self-help group scheme of banks.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
SCD is designed and developed by innovators at Science for society. This technology is awarded and recognized by UNESCO, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, Dell social innovation challenge, University of Texas, NUS, Govt. of India etc. These awards and recognition inspire and helped to work on this project and carry out pilot with 50 units of SCD.