Nurturing social entrepreneurs XLRI has entered in a collaboration with SELCO (Solar Electric Light Company), a Bangalore based solar power company, to help realize the dreams of entrepreneurs trying to make a mark in the field of solar energy. Father Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability, XLRI will work together with the incubation unit of SELCO to mentor and provide operational support to solar energy entrepreneurs of Jharkhand and Bihar to successfully run their start-ups. During last 17 years, SELCO has been successfully providing customized solar energy solutions to light up homes of the poor with the help of financing through co-operative societies or regional banks. For independent entrepreneurs, who want to follow the model, SELCO Incubation Center will provide 12-month incubation process, which includes about 15 to 45 days of classes and hands-on training and assistance in setting up operations, end-user financing and training local financial institutions. The Father Arrupe Center for Ecology and Sustainability ' a multidisciplinary center ' was launched at XLRI in January this year to promote policies, practices and dialogue that have an impact on holistic and sustainable development of the society and enterprises. The SELCO Incubation Center, not for profit entity of SELCO, aims to produce 10 medium-scale and 20 small-scale enterprises every year.
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