Hyderabad: CII as part of the India-Sweden Innovations Accelerator Program organised a workshop and B2B meetings with Swedish cleantech and energy efficiency delegation to explore areas of collaborations in the clean technologies space.
India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Program, being supported by Swedish Energy Agency and Business Sweden has been running since year 2013 and has facilitated in transferring some of the innovative clean technologies and solutions from Sweden to India.
As a part of the programmme, eight Swedish companies have showcased their clean, innovative and futuristic technologies, which ranged from nano-technologies; internet of things (IoT); active dynamic filters; LED light tower; pot washing machines; sustainable sanitation solutions, super-efficient aerators, material recovery from End of Life Tyres (ELT).
Speaking at the occasion, Ludvig Lindstrom, country manager – India, Swedish Energy Agency, underlined that in a Joint Declaration issued by the Prime Minister of Sweden and Prime Minister of India in the year 2018 on ‘Sweden- India Joint Action Plan’, there was a mention of – ‘India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator programme. This indeed has offered increased impetus to this programme.
“Under India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Program, we are working on several areas such as microgrid, power quality, FOV Biogas, solar power, and automation,” said Lindstrom.
In the last six years of this programme, about 50 Swedish companies have been introduced in India and nearly 500 Indian companies have participated in this initiative, informed Ludvig.
“We have either completed or are working on about 100 collaborative projects in India. This in turn is facilitating in transfer of some of the finest clean technologies between Sweden and India, he underlined.
Pawan Tahlani, senior project manager, Business Sweden – Embassy of Sweden highlighted that under the India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Program, Swedish firms have facilitated in improving the lives and wellbeing of rural farmers in Bihar through renewable energy interventions and helped Amul set up a waste-to-energy plant in Gujarat, among other interventions, he said.
C Shekar Reddy, chairman, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Hyderabad Chapter underlined that Indian building sector have incorporated innovative and clean technologies and have reduced their carbon footprint. Indian building sector looks forward to work more closely with Swedish companies in introducing many more ecologically superior technologies and material.