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IESA, UNIDO tie up to Boost Energy Storage Innovations in India

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IESA, UNIDO tie up to boost energy storage innovations in IndiaOn December 10, 2020, the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) collaborated to promote innovations in energy storage in India.

  • The collaboration was done on the lines of the launch of the 4th round of innovation challenge by UNIDO’s Facility of Low Carbon Technology Deployment (FLCTD) to support and encourage new innovations in Indian energy storage and e-mobility space.
  • The IESA will act as a supporting partner for this innovation challenge.
  • There will be grants of up to USD 50,000 for winning technologies, and recognition from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, UNIDO and IESA.
  • The last date to apply for the challenge is December 18, 2020.

Key Points:

–The FLCTD project aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in India, particularly for the development of technology-based solutions that are helping address the energy and climate change issue.

–In the last three years, FLCTD Program has successfully awarded 40+ winners and committed over Rs 8 crore in financial support.

Recent Related News:

i.On November 27, United Nations Development Program(UNDP) Accelerator lab in India launched a first of its kind Grassroot Innovation Database(GRID) to promote inclusive development at the community level.

ii.On 24th November 2020, The United Nations (UN)’s World Food Programme(WFP) signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) with the Government of Rajasthan for the proposed participation to achieve food and nutritional security goals.

About India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA):

It is India’s leading alliance on energy storage and e-mobility.
Executive Director– Debi Prasad Dash
Headquarter– Pune, Maharashtra

About United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO):
Members – 170 (As of April 2019)
Director General– LI Yong
Headquarter– Vienna, Austria