The IIT Delhi Director spoke about the need to reduce the carbon dioxide intensity of the Indian economy to 45% by 2030 and meet 50% of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2030.
IIT Delhi, Business Sweden, Invest Council signs agreement for clean air, green energy
New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Business Sweden-The Swedish Trade and Invest Council have signed an agreement 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 V Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi and Cecilia Oskarsson, Trade and Investment Commissioner for Sweden to India, given the continuity of the India Sweden Innovations Accelerator Program and the Sustainability of Sweden Showroom and Platform in India.
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V Ramgopal Rao spoke about the need for clean energy that India requires to achieve its target promised at COP26, Glasgow and to reduce its carbon dioxide intensity to 45% by 2030 and meet 50% of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2030.
The IIT Delhi Director also spoke about the need to work together 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 said that the various start-up companies that are incubated at IIT Delhi in various technology domains constitute an enormous opportunity for collaboration with Swedish industry.
Speaking on cooperation for 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 R&D projects in the field of clean air, energy, environment and urban development etc.
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Ludvig Lindström, Country Manager, Swedish Energy Agency mentioned the history of India Sweden Innovations Accelerator and Sustainability by Sweden showroom in India, together with over 200 pilot / commercial projects established in India as part of the effect created by solutions introduced through these frameworks.
Business Sweden described the three main focus areas for this collaboration, Pawan Tahlani, Vertical Lead Sustainability and Climate Change, and said that the focus areas in this agreement are industrial-academic collaboration for co-creation of next-generation solutions and university-level collaborations for expertise and exchange students.
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