Mobile Innovation Hub: Energy Action for Sustainable Transformation (EAST)

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for the programme. Applications are now closed and we are no longer accepting new submissions.

This page will be updated when the winning projects have been selected.

About the programme

The GSMA Mobile Innovation Hub (MIH), in collaboration with Instellar Indonesia and the Digital Transformation Center Indonesia has launched the Mobile Innovation Hub: Energy Action for Sustainable Transformation (MIH EAST), a three-month incubation programme. This programme is aimed at early-stage start-ups focusing on clean energy or energy-enabled digital solutions. Selected start-ups on this programme will receive support, ranging from strategic workshops, mentoring, individual consultations with various practitioners, impact advisory teams and pitching clinics, culminating in a demo day in Bali. The top three start-ups will also get an opportunity to connect directly with the investors through a ‘hot seat’ pitch.

Who are we targetting?

Early-stage start-ups focusing on:

1. Clean Energy Generation

Providing alternative solutions of clean energy usage, including but not limited to solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy

2. Broader Energy Ecosystem

Utilisation of mobile and digital technology as enablers of reliable, affordable and sustainable energy services, under the following categories:

– Energy efficiency: how to enhance the productivity of household and industries?
– Mobility: how to enable greener transport in Indonesia?
– Natural Resource Management (NRM): how renewable energy can facilitate better practices in agriculture, fisheries, and protection of natural resources?
– Energy mix: how to shape and direct Indonesia’s future energy sources to be cleaner and more affordable?

General requirements

  1. Early-stage start-ups focusing on clean energy and energy-enabled digital solutions
  2. Operating in Indonesia with an active presence or focus on addressing energy issues in: Sulawesi, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua
  3. Fully committed to participating in the entire series of programme activities
  4. Complete the application form and provide all the required supplementary documents

What are we offering?

Selected start-ups will benefit from tailored support provided by a dedicated team and industry experts. 

Strategic workshop and mentoring sessions

Strategic workshops will be conducted on business growth strategy, product development, go-to-market strategy, climate resilience and adaptation, and building a good organisational culture. These would be followed by a one-on-one mentorship session with experts from clean energy ecosystem players.

Onsite incubation and demo day in bali

Start-ups will have the opportunity to join fully funded incubation week and a Demo Day in Bali at the end of the programme.

Hot seat pitch: exclusive session with venture capitalists

Selected start-ups will get an opportunity to pitch their business idea with Venture Capitalists, investors, and other potential funders. We will also support you to craft your pitch for various investors.

Business advisory and post-incubation consulting
– Access to industry experts
– Refinement for Minimum Viable Product (MVP), business model, and go-to-market strategy
– Thematic and need based mentoring

Partnership and network building

Join the global GSMA and Instellar community network of ecosystem players and the opportunity to connect with other enterprises in clean-energy sector.

Applications are now closed and we are no longer accepting new submissions.

If you have any further questions, please email or!

The Mobile Innovation Hub is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and supported by the GSMA and its members.