Honeywell has established the Global Center of Excellence for Affordable and Clean Energy (GCoE-ACE) at IIT Dharwad to boost research in Affordable and Clean Energy (ACE).
The center will establish Physical infrastructure, Incubate technologies, and identify Avenues for the adoption of Clean energy solutions that are developed to improve the Lives and Livelihoods of Rural communities.
Ashish Gaikwad, President of Honeywell India said ” Honeywell is committed to creating solutions to meet challenges in Energy, Water, and Air. Our partnership with IIT Dharwad seeks to find Affordable and Sustainable technology-driven solutions in clean energy”.
Prof. P. Seshu, Director, IIT Dharwad said “At IIT Dharwad, we take our Scientific social responsibility seriously. The partnership with Honeywell enables us to expand our work on SDG-7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”
“Energy is a key input in income and economic progress. It also enhances Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Communication facilities in remote regions, while minimizing damage to the environment” he added.
In the first phase, funding from Honeywell will be utilized to Procure, Install and Commission various equipment required for setting up the center to undertake R&D and Fabrication.
The infrastructure will be used by Innovators and Incubators working in the areas of Affordable and Clean Energy. It will also be used to build capacities through the Training and Skill development of Innovators.
Honeywell and IIT Dharwad will develop an open-source platform to build an interactive database of Grassroot-level energy-related challenges.
The platform will also be used to solicit ideas to solve these problems through technology-driven solutions. This center will leverage rural areas within 200 km radius of IIT Dharwad as a testbed for selected startups and innovators.
Source: India Education Diary