Innovation for Clean Air Initiative Launched in Bengaluru

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In a significant development towards Clean Air Initiative, India and UK have together launched a two year joint initiative at Bengaluru (Capital of Karnataka) . The main aim is to provide a unique air quality measurement system by integrating satellite and sensor data thereby supporting India՚s transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs) .

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Features and Overview

  • The joint initiative between India and UK will help in identifying innovations which in turn would develop and boost the potential to improve air quality.
  • Through unique combination of satellite and sensor data obtained from detailed localised map of Bengaluru, air quality index will be improved.
  • With the integration of renewable energy and grid management various challenges will be traced out around EV-charging infrastructure. This in turn would ensure sufficient, reliable and clean source of power.
  • Further long term challenges can be addressed by the joint collaboration of India and UK which would help in eventually developing stronger strategical relationships between the two countries.
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Participating Bodies

  • The leading authority is Innovate UK-which is also a part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) . This initiative is being funded by Newton Fund with matched resources from various key partners in Karnataka and India like Indian Institute of Science (IISc) , Enzen, Project Lithium, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) , C40 Cities and Clean Air Platform.
  • Indian Institute for Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) , Citizens for Sustainability, World Resources Institute, Shakti Foundation, Shell Technology Centre, Global Business Inroads and India Smart Grid Forum are the other partners.

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