Entries for P>P open

2 Dec' 20

Last date of submission

3 Jan' 21

Boot camp organized by GBPN over 3 weekends

9 Jan' 21 +

Shortlisted teams give a 5 minute presentation

31 Jan'21

3 finalists awarded $2,000 USD prize money

Feb' 21

Stages of the competition

The shortlisted teams will undergo the following three stages during the competition
Stage 1: Education / research

•  Participants are given material to read and explore. This material may include websites, journal articles, book chapters, public reports, recorded lectures, or other                 materials. These are intended to help the team deepen their knowledge of the problem or solution they are pursuing. The materials may differ between teams. The               Pitch requires teams to demonstrate acquired fluency in the field that their idea is from.

•  Materials shared with participants retain the copyright of their authors and should not be shared further. Materials may be licensed by GBPN for the purpose of Pitch         To Policy India so that they can be shared with participants.

•  Participants may be connected to a mentor. Mentors are available for certain ideas and themes depending on the expertise needed. Not all teams may be connected             to a mentor.

•  The materials belonging to the mentor retain their copyright or other protections and should not be shared further. Mentors will share the material they have                          appropriate access to share, or that which has been licensed by GBPN for the purpose of Pitch To Policy India.

•  Mentors do not judge the participants. Mentors use best efforts to help teams but mentors are not responsible for teams winning or not.

Stage 2: Bootcamp

•  Boot camp is an intensive education process where all teams are shown the same training. The teams are expected to adapt this information for their own use.

•  Boot camp provides facilitators and presenters. Facilitators help teams understand the pitching process and to make their pitches better. Presenters are international       experts in policy and other topics. Presenters provide information to help teams improve their pitches.

•  Presenters and facilitators use best efforts to help teams but they are not responsible for teams winning or not.

Stage 3: Judging

•  Teams present an 8 minute presentation they have made in Bootcamp.

•  The judges are selected officials and experts. Judges participate in Pitch To Policy India 2020 on a personal basis.

•  The judges use a uniform judging rubric to score teams.  Teams with the most points win.

•  The judges' decision is final.

•  The judges are not to be approached after the competition.

•  Three teams are selected to come top. These teams are awarded the prize. Each top team receives USD2,000. This prize is not a payment for work.  Recipients are                 required to make any taxation or income declarations that are appropriate. The award is paid to the nominated team representative by bank transfer.
•  All teams receive a certificate.

Participate now

Please familiarize yourself with various resources related to low carbon housing development and the Eco Niwas Samhita (ENS) code before applying. You can only apply through the online application form from this website. There is no fee for participation. We will start evaluating the entries as soon as they are received. You may benefit by applying early and have heads up in training and mentoring if your idea is selected.

The ideas will be judged on the relevance of the problem identified, understanding of the context and challenges on the ground, nature of the proposed solution (feasibility, applicability, innovativeness, scalability), and its potential impact on the ground (e.g. code adoption, affordability, thermal comfort and reduction of emissions). The idea must address the problem identified within the socio-economic, environmental, and legal context of housing in India. Please note that that the competition is not about identifying a problem or proposing a generic solution that we want to see. Pitch to Policy encourages ideas that demonstrate how the solution may be implemented within the existing context (or can transform the context) towards their adoption.

Application Closed

write to us at p2p@collective.in for any queries

Competition rules

Who can apply

•  At least one of the team members should be an Indian resident.

•  The team should consist of a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 5.
•  Applicants must be over 18 years of age.
•  Teams must be made up of professionals from the built environment or they must have professional skills relevant to the team proposal, which must be a means for       direct or indirect reduction of built environment greenhouse gas emissions.
•  Teams must be familiarised with the ENS code before filling up the application form


•  Original ideas
•  Submissions should not have any contents covered under copyright.
•  Submissions will be checked for plagiarism .
•  Pitch to Policy India 2020 is free.  It is entirely online with no face-to-face meetings or in-person obligations.
•  All submission and proceedings will be in English.
•  Participants attend voluntarily and can leave at any time if they wish.
•  Participants are expected to cover their own costs such as for Internet access.
•  Participants are not expected to obtain leave from their workplace and they pursue any activities for Pitch to Policy out of business hours.  Participants can attend         from their workplace subject to permission from their employer.
•  Participants are obliged to discuss their selection into Pitch to Policy with their employer or their direct report. This is advised because Pitch to Policy encourages           participants to change business practices.  This means that participants and facilitators will encourage the examination of work place practices inasmuch as they             may be improved or changed to reduce building emissions.
•  Recipients are required to make any taxation or income declarations as appropriate.


•  Applicants are selected based on their submission of answers recorded in an online form. This programme is entirely online and will use video conferencing apps.
•  Selection is via the judgement of a panel of experts from government and industry.  The selections are final and no correspondence is entered into.
•  Applicants provide details of their project, programme, intervention, idea or obstacle.  
• Applicants retain all rights to their own inventions or ideas. GBPN reserves the right to publish and use any of submitted ideas for policy development purposes.              This will be negotiated with the entities after the judging  is complete.

Terms and conditions