Innovation for Clean Air Initiative Launched in Bengaluru (Download PDF)

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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.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 18, 2019

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