Air Quality Open Call: Innovating for Clean Air in India

Global Business Inroads (GBI) in partnership with Connected Places Catapult, Energy Systems Catapult and Satellite Applications Catapult are running a joint programme to support UK and Indian innovators in Bengaluru city to promote best practice innovation and technology exchange.

The Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) Programme aims to improve the local business ecosystem and create a sustainable platform for ongoing UK-India government and industry cooperation.

We are inviting UK and Indian companies with innovative air quality solutions to apply for the exciting opportunity to demonstrate these in an urban testbed in Bengaluru, India for up to 9 months between March and December 2020. Those selected will have the opportunity to connect with local partners, to demonstrate a measurable impact in a real-life environment, and to refine their approach – all of which will act as a potential springboard for the scaling and commercialisation of UK and Indian clean air innovations.

We are looking to hear from companies:

  • Headquartered in the UK or India
  • Have a strong interest in forming collaborative relationships across the Indian and UK market
  • Propose clean air innovation corresponding to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 or higher, i.e. a prototype that has been tested but not fully commercialised
  • Can demonstrate how their solution addresses at least one of the urban air quality challenges outlined in the section below.

‘If you are an Indian or UK business with innovative sustainable solutions that tackle air quality at source? The Connected Places Catapult in collaboration with GBI has launched an exciting opportunity to build collaborative partnerships, showcase your products and tackle real-life urban challenges such as mobility, waste management, clean cooking and improved air quality understanding in Bengaluru, India.

Interested companies can apply and find out more about the opportunity here -