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Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and IIT Kharagpur forge strategic partnership to advance sustainable transportation solutions

Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) and IIT Kharagpur forge strategic partnership to advance sustainable transportation solutions

The Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), India’s leading policy support and implementation organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, and the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management (RCGSIDM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), one of India’s premier technical and research institutions, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the advancement of sustainable transportation solutions in India.


This strategic partnership aims to leverage the industrial knowledge and network of AEEE and the research expertise and infrastructure of IIT KGP to address critical challenges in sustainable transportation.


As part of the agreement, AEEE and IIT KGP will conduct joint research on sustainable transportation technologies. Together, they will develop and deliver comprehensive training programs for students, researchers, and industry professionals to equip them with sustainable transportation skills and knowledge. These efforts will be supported by joint conferences, workshops, and seminars to foster discussion and raise awareness. The organisations will also provide support for policy and regulatory changes that promote the development and adoption of sustainable transportation in India.


Dr Satish Kumar, President and Executive Director of AEEE, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “This collaboration with IIT Kharagpur represents a significant step forward in our mission to drive energy efficiency and sustainability in India. By combining our strengths, we aim to accelerate the development and adoption of sustainable transportation solutions that will benefit both the environment and the economy. The partnership will promote electric mobility, alternative fuels, and innovative mobility solutions to contribute to India’s sustainable energy future and environmental preservation.”


Dr Arkopal K Goswami, Chairperson of Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management at IIT KGP, said, "We are thrilled to partner with AEEE in advancing sustainable transportation solutions. This collaboration will leverage IIT Kharagpur's research expertise and AEEE's industry connections to conduct joint research and training, and support policy changes that can significantly reduce our carbon footprint and promote environmental sustainability. Together, we aim to drive the transition to a greener and more energy-efficient future."


This collaboration marks a significant milestone in India's journey towards a sustainable and energy-efficient transportation ecosystem.


About AEEE

Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) is India’s leading policy support and implementation organisation, enabling the energy efficiency market with a not-for-profit motive. With an industry-led approach, it drives all-inclusive policy research, innovation, and on-ground impact, targeting national and state-level energy and emission reductions while improving the quality of life of the most vulnerable. AEEE brings together government, industry, civil society organisations and key stakeholders to promote energy efficiency as a resource and transform the market for energy-efficient products and services, thereby contributing to meeting India’s energy security goals, clean energy, and climate change.


About IIT Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) is a higher educational and academic institute known globally for nurturing industry-ready professionals for the world and is a pioneer institution to provide Excellence in Education, producing affordable technology innovations. Set up in 1951 in a detention camp as an Institute of National Importance, the Institute ranks among the top five institutes in India and is awarded “The Institute of Eminence” by the Govt. of India in 2019. The Institute is engaged in several international and national mission projects and ranks significantly in research output with 20 academic departments, 12 schools, 18 centres (including 11 Centres of Excellence) and two academies with 16,000+ students. Currently, the institute has about 750+ faculties, 940+ employees and 1150+ projects with a self-contained township of over 25,000 inhabitants.


The Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management (RCGSIDM) was started by IIT Kharagpur in the year 2008. It is the first of its kind in India wherein interdisciplinary technical and management skills are given due emphasis in order to foster the demands of the growing infrastructure sector in our country.


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