Innovation Intelligence


Would you like to invest in a solar innovation
that can make a significant impact?

Take help from E2I2 - Energy & Environment Innovation Intelligence

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About Solar Innovations

Solar part of the People & Community domain, is an important contributor to energy & environment sustainability. Innovations in this can hence be quite valuable for People & Community. We welcome you to learn how the E2I2 service can assist you in identifying Solar innovations.

What is the Solar Innovation Intelligence service all about?

Solar Innovation Intelligence is a focused service from E2I2 that provides intelligence on effective innovations happening in the solar energy sector. Belong to the category : solar

Who will benefit from this service?

The Solar Innovation Intelligence service will be especially valuable for companies keen on investing in innovative products, solutions and services related to the solar energy sector. Belong to the category : solar

How is Solar Innovation Intelligence different from other offerings?

Simply put, there is no other service that provides this innovation intelligence package. While there are companies that undertake market research, and management and technical consulting, there’s no company or service anywhere in the world that is dedicated to providing focused intelligence on innovations related to the solar sector.

Why do we need E2I2 for this? Cannot our own undertake the research?

While in theory anyone can do research for innovations, taking E2I2’s expertise to undertake this research has the following advantages

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  • The E2I2 team has an excellent knowledge about the entire gamut of the ##solar## industry
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  • The E2I2 team has a dedicated team who have been trained to search on a wide variety of sources, and using different methods to scan the innovation spectrum comprehensively
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  • The E2I2 team also has proprietary approach and algorithm to rate and evaluate the innovations which ensure that we are able identify innovations that have a high likelihood of commercial success.

How does the service work?

The Solar Innovation Intelligence is a paid service. A company interested in identifying innovations to invest in or pursue will get in touch with the E2I2 team and provide brief inputs for a template provided to them by E2I2.

Based on the inputs, the E2I2 team will provide a brief proposal to the client that will detail the type of deliverables, timelines and cost for undertaking the service.

Upon approval from the client, the E2I2 team will undertake a comprehensive innovation research, based on a proprietary methodology developed by us. Upon completion of the research, the E2I2 team will submit the shortlisted innovations, along with relevant details about these innovations, to the client.

Who is the team behind the Solar Innovation Intelligence?

The Solar Innovation Intelligence is administered by EAI, a leading consulting and intelligence firm for clean energy and cleantech sectors. More about EAI from

For solar innovations, types of assistance provided by E2I2

Within the solar domain, we can identify effective innovations for the following categories/dimensions:

  • Innovative Products & Solutions
  • Innovative Support Services
  • Innovations in Business Models
  • Disruptive Innovations in Initial or Pilot Stages Looking for Financial or Strategic Investments
  • Innovations Close to Commercialization Looking for Business Expansion and/or Marketing Partnerships
  • Startups with Breakthrough Ideas
  • Innovative Technology Firms Looking for Licensing Partnerships
  • Innovative University or Academic Research Projects
  • Innovators & Innovative Firms Seeking Technical or Research Collaborations

What are the next steps?

Need Assistance in Identifying Solar Innovations? - If you are interested in taking E2I2 assistance to identify innovations in Solar, send a note to with subject Find Innovation and with brief details on what you are looking for.

Innovator? Keen on listing your Solar or related innovation with E2I2? Send a note to: with subject List solar Innovation and with brief details about your innovation.

Please provide brief details about you or your company while sending your email. Thank you!

Or: You can also send in an enquiry through our enquiry form:

Who's Behind E2I2?

E2I2 is a service initiated by EAI (Energy Alternatives India), a leading clean energy & sustainability consulting firm headquartered in Chennai, India.

Founded in 2008, EAI has provided market & strategy consulting for over 1000 firms, including top global firms. Many of our assignments have comprised identification of effective innovations and innovative solutions for our clients - to invest in or incorporate in their operations. Some of our prominent clients include Pepsi, Bosch, GE, Toyota Kirloskar, UL, Amway, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Exxon Mobil and more.

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What questions will E2I2 answer for an investor?

  • For a particular investor profile and their aspirations, what innovations could best suit them?
  • What could be the short term, medium term and long term market potential (size) for the innovation?
  • What could be the likely timeline for the innovation’s commercial success?
  • What could be the real showstopper?
  • What could really catalyze the innovation?
  • How well is the founding team positioned to make the innovation a success?
  • What specific market segments could really benefit from the innovation in the initial stages?
  • How feasible or infeasible is the technology?
  • Can the cost of the innovation be competitive enough for the market within a reasonable time period?
  • What kinds of corporate or strategic investors/partners could really make a difference to the innovation?
  • What are the effective marketing / promotional channels for the innovation?
  • What types of investments & partnerships could be most relevant and useful for the innovation?

E2I2 - Innovation Evaluation Template

E2I2 uses the following template to evaluate the relevance and catalysis potential of an innovation for specific investors


Market Potential    
Target markets    
Starting target markets    
Market size today? How can it expand?    
Key market trends related to this innovation    
What sectors/professions can really benefit from this innovation?    
Regions that can benefit from this    
Country the company belongs to    


The real value proposition stated precisely    
What are the alternatives and how is the innovation superior to alternatives?    
How much of a pain point does it solve?    
How does it do economically?Other innovations similar to this Profile of the company and the tea,    
How does it do economically? Other innovations similar to this Profile of the company and the tea,    


How early or late is this innovation?    
How does it perform on key drivers?    
How does it perform on key constraints?    
Types of partnerships that can catalyze this innovation    
Looking at the innovation from the Wide Lens perspective    

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EAI has provided assistance to global corporations through our research and consulting.

Some of the prominent companies we have assisted are:

3M | ABB | ACS | Adecco Group | Adidas | Aetna | Air France-KLM Group | Airbus Group | Alimentation Couche-Tard | American Airlines Group | Anheuser-Busch InBev | Apple | Archer Daniels Midland | AT&T | BAE Systems | BASF | Bayer | Beijing Automotive Group | BHP Billiton | BMW Group | Boehringer Ingelheim | Boeing | Bosch Group | BP | Bridgestone | BT Group | Bunge | Canon | Caterpillar | ChemChina | Chevron | China Aerospace Science & Technology | China Poly Group | China Shipbuilding | Chubu Electric Power | Coca-Cola | Comcast | ConocoPhillips | Continental | Costco | Credit Agricole | Daimler | Danone | Deere | Dell Technologies | Delta Air Lines | Denso | Deutsche Telekom | Dongfeng Motor | DowDuPont | E.ON | Emirates Group | Enel | Engie | ENI | Ericsson | Exxon Mobil | FedEx | Ford Motor | Fresenius | Fujitsu | General Dynamics | General Electric | General Motors | GlaxoSmithKline | Guangzhou Automobile | Hanwha | HBIS Group | Heineken| Henan Energy & Chemical | Hewlett Packard Enterprise | Hitachi | Honda Motor | Honeywell International | HP | Huawei | Hyundai Motor | Iberdrola | IBM | Idemitsu Kosan | Intel | Itochu | J. Sainsbury | Jardine Matheson | Jizhong Energy Group | Johnson & Johnson | Johnson Controls | Kansai Electric Power | Kia Motors | Korea Electric Power | Kraft Heinz | L’Oreal | LafargeHolcim | Lenovo Group | LG | Lockheed Martin | Lowe’s | Lufthansa Group | Macy’s | Maersk Group | Marubeni | Mazda Motor| McKesson | Medtronic | Merck | Metro | Michelin | Microsoft | Mitsubishi | Mitsui | Mondelez International | Nestle | Nike | Nippon Steel | Nippon Telegraph & Telephone | Nissan Motor | Noble Group | Nokia | Northrop Grumman | Novartis | Panasonic| Pegatron | Pemex | PepsiCo | Pertamina | Petrobras | Petronas | Peugeot | Pfizer | Philip Morris International | Phillips | Phoenix Pharma | POSCO | Procter & Gamble | Qingdao Haier | Raytheon | Reliance Industries | Renault | Repsol | Rio Tinto Group | Roche Group | Royal Dutch Shell | Royal Philips | SABIC | Saint-Gobain | Samsung Electronics | Schlumberger | Schneider Electric | Shandong Energy Group | Shanxi LuAn Mining Group | Siemens | Sinochem Group | Sinopharm | SoftBank Group | Sony | Subaru | Sumitomo | Suzuki Motor | Talanx | Tata Motors | Telefonica | Tesco | ThyssenKrupp | Tokyo Electric Power | Toshiba | Total | Toyota Motor | Toyota Tsusho | Tyson Foods | Unilever | Valero Energy | Veolia Environnement| Vodafone Group | Volkswagen | Volvo | Walgreens Boots Alliance | Wilmar International | World Fuel Services

Top Research Organizations in the World

CNRS | National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Max Planck Gesellschaft | Chinese Academy of Science CAS | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | US Department of Veterans Affairs | Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas CSIC | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | US Geological Survey | Smithsonian Institution | Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization | National Institute of Standards and Technology | Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique | US Environmental Protection Agency | Karlsruher Institüt für Technologie / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale | Argonne National Laboratory | University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center | Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare | Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique INRA | Fraunhofer Gesellschaft | National Cancer Institute | Japan Science & Technology Agency | Howard Hughes Medical Institute | Commissariat a l'Ënergie Atomique | Los Alamos National Laboratory | Russian Academy of Sciences | Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center | Mayo Clinic | Academia Sinica | Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris | Institute of Physical and Chemical Research | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | European Space Agency | Brookhaven National Laboratory | Scripps Research Institute | National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology | Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam | Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt | Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singapore | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Institut de Recherche pour le Développement | National Renewable Energy Laboratory | Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules | Rand Corporation | University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory | Johns Hopkins Medicine | Forschungszentrum Jülich | Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences | National Research Council Canada | National Center for Biotechnology Information | UK Meteorological Office | Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften | Polish Academy of Sciences | European Bioinformatics Institute EMBL | Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle | Deutsche Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Institut Pasteur | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | European Southern Observatory | Space Telescope Science Institute | Hungarian Academy of Sciences MTA | US National Science Foundation | Fundação Oswaldo Cruz | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica | Carnegie Institution for Science | Centrum Voor Wiskunde en Informatica

E2I2 has a special focus on innovations in the following countries:

Australia | Austria | Bahrain | Belgium | Brazil | Canada | Chile | China | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Hong Kong | Hungary | Greece | Iceland | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Japan | Kuwait | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Malta | Mexico | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Portugal | Republic of Korea (South Korea) | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkey | United Kingdom (UK) | United States of America (USA)

Cities that top tech and cleantech innovations worldwide:

Amsterdam | Atlanta | Austin | Barcelona | Beijing | Berlin | Boston | Chicago | Copenhagen | Dallas-Fort Worth | Denver | Dubai | Dublin | Hamburg | Hong Kong | Houston | London | Los Angeles | Madrid | Manchester | Melbourne | Miami | Milan | Montreal | Moscow | Munich | New York | Oakland | Orlando | Osaka | Oslo | Paris | Philadelphia | Portland | Rome | San Diego | Seattle | Seoul | Shanghai | Silicon Valley | Singapore | Stockholm | Sydney | Tel Aviv | Tokyo | Toronto | Vancouver | Vienna | Washington

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