Considering India’s strength in innovation wherein it has been ranked 12th on the Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2012 as brought out by WWF and the CleanTech group, TDB which supports innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization of indigenous technologies decided to join the Climate Solver Platform launched by WWF-India.
Climate Solver is part of WWF’s global initiative to strengthen the development and widespread use of innovative low carbon technologies.
The Climate Solver platform will provide an interface between low carbon technology innovators and industry associations, investors, government, incubation centres, and the media. After careful screening and selection of innovative clean technologies, developed by small and medium enterprises, Climate Solver aims to showcase their potential, expand their outreach and generate awareness about them along with the overall value of innovation, as an immediate and practical solution to climate change. The objective of this platform is to promote the use of innovative clean technologies and thereby contribute to reducing emissions and enhancing energy access.
Climate Solver was first launched by WWF Sweden in 2008 and so far 28 innovative technologies have been awarded. These technologies range from electric vehicles, green materials for buildings to energy storage systems, solar heating and cooling, etc.
In India, beside Technology Development Board (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Ventures India, Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (IIM Ahmedabad) and Skyquest Technology Consulting Pvt. Ltd. are also participating in Climate Solver Programme.