India-Spain Tech & Business Meet for Wind Energy R&D Cooperation with its theme on “Accelerating clean energy innovation through India-Spain partnerships” will be held at the NIWE Auditorium. 657, 1A2, Velachery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai Marshland, Pallikaranai, Chennai, on March 12, 2020.

Jointly organized by the Embassy of Spain in India and CDTI – Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain along with, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (Government of India), the Department of Science and Technology of India and the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), the meet aims to help accelerating Clean Energy Innovation through India-Spain Partnerships.

Taking place in Chennai, the goal of this workshop is to promote India-Spain dialogue and win-win partnerships around main technology gaps that are hampering the deployment, operation, sustainability and competitiveness of wind energy in the Indian context. By gathering relevant academic and industry experts from India and Spain under one same roof they can debate on collaborative R&D projects and tech-partnerships they could work jointly on. The identification of R&D collaborations resulting from the discussions could be later on routed and channeled for funding support under ongoing bilateral India-Spain R&D funding schemes.

Dr. K. Balaraman, Director NIWE, Mr. Ramesh Kymal, Chair CII National Committee on Renewable Energy, and CEO, Siemens-Gamesa India, Mr. Javier Ponce, Director General CDTI – Ministry of Science and Innovation (Spain), and H.E. José Ramón Barañano, Ambassador of Spain to India, inaugurating the session.

Science and Technology cooperation is one of the main pillars in the bilateral relation between Spain and India. In 2007 both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Science and Technology cooperation which is the basis for implementing several R&D funding programmes with India (DST, DBT, MNRE and GITA) aiming at promoting research mobility, academic and innovation-driven R&D collaborative projects and partnerships. As a result 43 academic R&D projects worth 3.6 million euros and 40 innovation projects between Spanish companies and Indian entities representing by total value 32.5 million euros have been approved across disciplines and sectors.

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