India and Sweden work closely on clean, innovative technologies

The CII, on Thursday, organized the India-Sweden Innovations Accelerator Programme in Hyderabad. A workshop and B2B meeting was held for a Swedish cleantech and energy efficiency delegation.

The Accelerator Programme, being supported by Swedish Energy Agency and Business Sweden, has been running since 2013. It has facilitated the transfer of some innovative clean technologies and solutions from Sweden to India. The Hindu Business Line quoted Ludvig Lindstrom, Country Manager – India, Swedish Energy Agency as saying that they are involved in about 100 collaborative projects in India including microgrid, power quality, biogas, solar power, and automation. 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, Ludvig said.

Under the India-Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator Program, Swedish firms have also helped Amul set up a waste-to-energy plant in Gujarat.

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