Research Presence India in Andhra Pradesh
The project is focusing on the establishment of a joint research presence for transnational research & development projects in renewable energies for southern regions between German and Indian partners in Andhra Pradesh (Acronym EnergyTech).
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has a duration of two years, started from July 2017. In this time period the network for the research presence will be developed
- Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH | Institute for Sustainable Resource Usage & Energy Management (nReEn), Tübingen, Germany
- SGIT Steinbeis Global Institute Tübingen | Steinbeis University Berlin, Germany
- Institute EEARC-European Education and Research Council (supported and funded by Indian government), Zurich, Switzerland
- Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, India
The main aim of the project „EnergyTech” is to establish and develop a bilateral research presence in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India in the town of Visakhapatnam/Srikakulam. The „partners” intent to be a „catalyst factor” for initiation, strengthening and supporting of partnerships between German and Indian organisation (scientific and industrial) in the form of R&D projects with regards to renewable energy and clean technologies. In our definition renewable energies for southern climate regions are defined as intelligent mix of sun, wind, biomass and water solution, which are directly linked to clean technologies.
The (New) State Andhra Pradesh
The (new) state Andhra Pradesh has the aim to become the most innovative state in India. Based on the “Reorganisation Act, 2014” the new state emerged by dividing the former big state Telangana into two parts. The two new states are now Telangana state (with the existing capital Hyderabad) and Andhra Pradesh. The new state Andhra Pradesh in now building a new capital which aims to be the first capital in the world with 100% renewable energy and electric cars. Consequently, there are high investments from industry and government into research and development activities in renewable energies and clean technologies and smart city-concepts.