IIT Delhi and Business Sweden have collaborated to strengthen cooperation in the area of clean air and green energy
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has collaborated with Business Sweden, Swedish Trade and Invest Council, to strengthen cooperation in the field of clean air and green energy and to identify mutual cooperation opportunities, introduce innovative solutions to industry and academia.
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The agreement was signed by Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director of IIT Delhi and Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade and Investment Commissioner for Sweden to India.
Professor V Ramgopal Rao spoke about the need for clean energy that India requires to achieve its goal promised at COP26, Glasgow and to reduce its economy’s carbon dioxide intensity to 45 percent by 2030 and meet 50 percent of its energy needs through renewable energy. 2030, said an IIT Delhi statement in this regard.
Three main focus areas for this collaboration, the statement added, include industry-academy collaboration for co-creation of next-generation solutions and university-level collaborations for expertise and student exchange.
In addition to collaborating on clean air and energy, Professor Rao also spoke about the need to collaborate in other areas, such as smart grids and battery storage solutions, to move from a coal-based economy to a renewable energy economy. He also talked about the different start-ups that are incubated at IIT Delhi in different technology domains, which provides a huge opportunity for collaboration with the Swedish industry.
Speaking about cooperation on clean air and energy, Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade and Invest Commissioner of Sweden to India, proposed academic exchange programs, cooperation with innovative solution providers from Sweden and university collaborations with IIT Delhi, including joint research and development projects in the areas of clean air, energy, environment and urban development.