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New members

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The India Sweden Innovations Accelerator is pleased to welcome two new members; Aili Innovation and Solvina.

Smart City Sweden

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On 8 May, almost 100 people attended the inauguration of Smart City Sweden in its new venue in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. The Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, held the opening speech and cut the blue and yellow ribbon.

India Smart Grid Week 2017

India Smart Grid Week 7–10 March 2017 (ISGW) was the third edition of the conference cum exhibition on smart grids and smart cities, organized by India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and powered by the Swedish Energy Agency, a key partner for the conference.

Innovation Race Bootcamp

The main purpose of ISIRB (India Sweden Innovation Race Bootcamp) was to encourage cooperation between Swedish and Indian actors through Swedish innovation power and Indian entrepreneurship, exchange ideas, find new collaboration and identify obstacles.

News Archive

Breaking through; the need for efficiency awareness

Still a long way to go in India, before energy efficiency goes mainstream. India is working on two fronts to meet the rapidly increasing energy demand, with strong commitment to both renewable energy production and energy efficiency. ...

More Power to Wind

The southern state of Tamil Nadu has the largest installed wind capacity in India at close to 8000 MW, and till 2012 was touted as the prime example of wind energy’s supremacy over other renewable forms in the country. ...

Local knowledge will be key in developing a successful project

Hurdles for project devleopment can be easily overcome if we work to understand local needs. Jonas Trader from STRI, an independent consultancy working in the area of high voltage testing for renewable energy and micro grid projects, ...

Team MAKSUS are looking to simplify O&M

Current systems on the islands are wasteful. We want to make a product that is efficient. Mikael Kullman, Director of MAKSUS Consulting AB and lead project manager for the Andaman pilot for Team Maksus talks about project ...

Investors’ Roundtable and Networking

On April 25th, the India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator, together with TIE Delhi-NCR and Business Sweden hosted discussions between companies and investors. The discussions were lively, challenging and reconfirmed India’s interest ...

WeSchool and ISIA Symposium

On April 23rd, The India Sweden Innovations Accelerator programme, together with the Welingkar School of Management, Mumbai, hosted an interactive discussion about the need for constant development in the field of ...

Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA)

GITA brings together innovation and business experts from around the world to share ideas and develop partnerships. The Swedish Energy Agency was one of the sponsors for 2013.

CII Workshop B2B Meetings

The Confederation of Indian Industries – Green Building Centre, hosted the focused B2B matchmaking of the India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator bringing together over 100 companies from Indian industry.

Solar Centre

The Swedish Innovations Team visited the Solar Energy Centre with MNRE, to understand the steps India is taking in developing solar capacity.

Nobel Memorial Week

In 2012, as part of the India-Sweden Nobel Memorial Week, held in Delhi and organised by the Embassy of Sweden, the first phase of the India Sweden Innovation Programme was launched – in the presence of the Minister of Enterprise, Ms ...

The SP Team focus will leverage applied research supported by field experts

SP, with eight project partners, will work together to find sustainable alternatives to diesel on the Andamans. SP Group, a research institute based in Sweden, is one of the first research institutes to become part of the India Sweden Innovations ...

CSR – possible missing link for clean energy development taken off the table

The Amendment to the Companies Act 2013 is no longer mandatory. Although CSR has been in place in India for some time, it was not done through mandatory legal mechanisms. In 2014, this changed. An amendment to the Companies ...

More Governance, Less Government

The BJP Government makes clear its commitment to a Reform agenda. Both India and Sweden have new governments. Both have had elections in 2014 and are looking at news ways of continuing growth. On January 30th, 2015 India and ...

Companies have to be born global

Welingkar School of Management hosts interactive discussions to demonstrate the value of the TRIPLE HELIX model of business development. The discussion forum held at WeSchool, Mumbai, moderated by Srikant Illuri from Business ...

WeSchool Students tour Sweden – what they have to say might surprise you

11 students spent 11 days in Sweden to understand business and innovation. What they came away with was a respect for equality and the importance of being able to swim. In April 2014, the India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator tied up ...

Seeing is believing; The delegation reaches Mumbai

Swedish companies reach Mumbai for the last stop of this visit. The last ten days has brought partnerships closer and gone a long way to build trust between India and Sweden actors. The last stop on the FG3 road tour was Mumbai on ...

Delhi stop showcases partnerships underway with India and Focus Group 3 companies.

Delhi discussions confirm that Sweden companies are committed to working with India. Partnerships are underway and the interest to expand is strong. The second stop of the India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator, Focus Group 3 (FG3), ...

Sweden Showcase at CII Energy Efficiency Summit

The India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator opened its third tour of India in Hyderabad, with nine Swedish innovation companies ready to participate in India’s high growth economy. The India Sweden Innovations’ Accelerator programme, ...

Electricity on the Move

Volvo Group announces that, in cooperation with Swedish Energy Agency, it’s preparing a new initiative to put electric buses on the streets of Gothenburg. Sweden has been running public transport on biogas for some time, but Volvo ...

Renewable energy needs equal partnership between public and private

Nicholas Anderson argues about secure channels of public finance for renewable energy and clean technology development in India. Nicholas Anderson, Independent Financial Advisor and Former Senior Vice President at Swedish ...

Imagining Next 35 years

Jonathan Porritt’s new fiction ‘The World We Made’, set in 2050 narrates a possible energy future. Jonathan Porritt, founder of ‘The Forum For The Future’ takes refuge in a fiction set in 2050 to write the history of next 35 years. His ...

Prices paramount in the clean energy debate

Ms Anna Lindstedt, Sweden’s Climate Ambassador takes us behind Sweden’s ambition for Climate Cooperation Interview excerpt: Innovations’ Accelerator (IA): The discussions around climate change have brought in increasing role ...

The Sky Is the Limit; India’s solar ambition set to increase pace

India’s Prime Minister has an impressive track record of state solar energy development. This looks set to be replicated at the national level. India’s surface area receives large amounts of solar radiation, making it highly conducive to the ...

Smart Grid: Its all relative

India’s Smart Grid Week kicks off next week. What is a smart grid from an Indian perspective? On March 3rd, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch India’s Smart Grid Week. Alongside Ministers and technical experts, the week will ...

Holding a Light for Off grid

In Conversation with Kristina Linhardt, CEO, HiNation. The off-grid market is growing fast in India. Private players are entering with innovative business models, and new technologies. Kristina Linhardt, CEO of HiNation talks about the ...

Mahindra seeking the sun

Indian auto-giant commits $732 million towards solar development. On January 26th, Mahindra Group announced that it will push for increased solar development within its renewables vertical and to commission 500MW by 2016 . This will ...

Solar Islands

Remote rural communities’ energy ambition pushes off-grid solar, despite lack of govt. support. ‘Off grid power’ was unknown concept in the Eastern Indian state of West Bengal, even to the power engineers, when off-grid solar power first ...

A generous, concentrated push

India to provide boost to concentrated solar power and concentrated solar technology, hoping sloar energy use will intensify. With the launch of India’s first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in November 2013, the country seems to ...

Being one-step ahead is the key to success

Petr Vasiliev, CEO, NeoZeo AB, talks about the importance of finding new markets NeoZeo AB is a relatively small company in the biogas landscape. They have used their size to their advantage. Petr Vasiliev, CEO, NeoZeo, talks about the importance of ‘finding your niche’, business strategy for shock resistant energy ...

The win-win case of Waste to Energy

FOV Biogas’ small, easy to move, cost-effective plants are making a change in the way waste-to-energy is being understood in the Indian context. Director Joseph Vimal Arulappan talks about the strategic decisions FOV has made as it ...

Energetic partnership

Lund University signs agreement with Bio-Energy Centre of India’s biggest energy company. Lund University and the DBT-IOC Centre for Bioenergy at Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) have signed a partnership agreement on the ...

Biomass as India’s solution to energy access

Effective use of widely available sources of biomass in India can go a long way to tipping the balance towards sustainable energy production and equitable energy access. The combustion of biomass is essential to our product because it makes ...

Business benefits from Green Buildings

India’s interest in green building solutions is growing, and Regin is ready to capitalise. India is a huge market for energy efficient solutions. Regin works with sustainable solutions for smart energy usage which is critical for India today. Stefan ...

Solar’s new market is on your roof

The rooftop solar market in India has grown by 66 per cent in the 2015. With this new market opening up, technology solutions are going to be key to move the market forward. In June 2015, India increased its solar target to 100 GW by ...

Squaring the circle; grid stability and renewable energy

Increasing injection of grid connected renewable energy can be a challenge when the grid is weak. India has set ambitious targets for grid connected renewable energy production. The country’s grid currently experiences high losses ...