Abhiraj P|Jan 27, 2022
IIT Delhi collaborates with Business Sweden, Invest Council for clean air, green energy
IIT Delhi Director spoke about the need to bring India's economy's carbon intensity down to 45% by 2030 and fulfil 50% of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030.
New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Business Sweden-The Swedish Trade and Invest Council have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the field of Clean Air and Green Energy and to identify mutual collaboration opportunities, introduce innovative solutions to the industry and academia.
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The agreement was signed by V Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi and Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade and Invest Commissioner of Sweden to India considering continuity of India Sweden Innovations Accelerator Program and Sustainability by Sweden Showroom and Platform in India.
V Ramgopal Rao spoke about the need for clean energy that India requires to achieve its target pledged at COP26, Glasgow and to bring its economy's carbon intensity down to 45% by 2030 and fulfil 50% of its energy requirement through renewable energy by 2030.
The IIT Delhi Director also spoke about the need to collaborate on other areas like smart grids and battery storage solutions, in order to transition from a coal-based economy to a renewable energy economy.
He also said that the various start-ups being incubated at IIT Delhi in various technology domains present a huge opportunity for collaboration with the Swedish industry.
Speaking about the collaboration on clean air and energy, Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade and Invest Commissioner of Sweden to India proposed academic exchange programs, cooperation with innovative solutions providers from Sweden and university level collaborations with IIT Delhi including joint R&D projects in the domain of clean air, energy, environment and urban development, etc.
Ludvig Lindstrom, Country Manager, Swedish Energy Agency mentioned about the history of India Sweden Innovations Accelerator and Sustainability by Sweden showroom in India, along with over 200 pilot/ commercial projects established in India as part of the impact created by solutions introduced through these frameworks.
Describing the three main focus areas of this collaboration, Pawan Tahlani, Vertical Lead Sustainability and Climate Change, Business Sweden said the focus areas of this agreement are industry-academia collaboration for co-creation of next generation solutions and university level collaborations for expertise and student exchange.
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