Innovation Accelerator

Ennovent is an innovation accelerator working with a range of clients - including entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, foundations, development agencies,
CSR departments, NGOs and companies since 2008.

We help clients accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries

Clients served
Innovations accelerated
Countries reached

Our Focus

We assist clients in accelerating innovations through the following areas of expertise:


  Find and select the best solutions


  Develop and refine business models


  Secure funding for enterprises


  Grow operations and sustainable impact

Our expertise is delivered through distinct yet complementary services, customized to our clients' affordability and accessibility needs:



An online community collaborating globally



An extensive pool of affordable resources



A trusted membership group working locally



Services tailored to each clients needs

Our Values

Ennovent is guided by a set of core values which are central to how we serve our partners and clients, operate as a team and
aspire to achieve our vision.

Impact before profit: Our aspiration to create a sustainable future for low-income people will not be sacrificed for short-term financial profits

Go beyond: We deliver high-quality results to consistently exceed the expectations of our clients and partners

Drive innovation: We are entrepreneurial, continuously learning and iterating to foster a culture of innovation

Work together: We recognize that our services are best delivered through trusted and collaborative partnerships

Passionate team: Encouraged by trust and individual ownership, our enthusiastic team is committed to doing their best


In 2008 Ennovent started as a fund, investing in innovations – such low-cost schools and affordable healthcare models – with the vision of improving the lives of low-income people in India. While this continues to be our vision, over the last five years we have been evolving our approach to making it a reality. Today Ennovent is more than a fund. We’re an innovation accelerator providing not only access to finance, but also helping clients to discover new ideas, develop effective business models and scale the impact of viable enterprises.


September 2008 Ennovent GmbH registered on 19th September in Austria

August 2009 First Indian-based team member joins Ennovent to manage the investment holding

September 2009 First Discover Challenge, the Global Energy Challenge, launched

June 2009 Barefoot Power announced as the winner of the Global Energy Challenge

May 2011 Ennovent's Impact Investment Holding makes it's first investment in Barefoot Power

September 2011 Launch of the Ennovent Network, a global platform to provide online services

December 2011 Ennovent India Advisors Private Limited registered as a legal entity in India

April 2012 Launch of the Ennovent Circle, an exclusive group collaborating to create impact in India

May 2012 Launch of the global WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge

August 2012 Ennovent Circle facilitates investment in Drishti Eye Care via Lok Capital

December 2012 Ennovent hires 10th team member to match the growth of its services

March 2013 Launch of Ennovent's Startup Services to help client develop and refine business models

April 2013 Ennovent hires 15th team member to respond to growing client contracts

November 2013 Ennovent Network becomes a community of 20,000+ members

December 2013 Ennovent's Impact Investment Holding makes an investment into ERC Eye Care

January 2014 First Investment Advisory contract completed

February 2014 Ennovent Circle grows to a group of 20+ members

June 2014 Ennovent's Impact Investment Holding and other Circle members invest in Sudiksha Knowledge Solutions

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