Unique Danish collaboration to pave the way for billion DKK project in Mumbai
01 December 2013
Eight Danish companies have entered a collaboration agreement to co-develop solutions that will enable the slums along the river Mithi in Mumbai to become a residential area.
The project Complex Cleantech Solutions (CCS) has brought some of the leading Danish cleantech companies together so they can co-develop viable solutions in the Mumbai-area.
Together with the Indian players, the Danish companies will hold a workshop and discuss solutions regarding water treatment, pollution control, containment, flood warnings etc. The goal is to conclude a specific collaboration agreement.
-With the project Complex Cleantech Solutions, The Danish Industry Foundation has wanted to pave the way for Danish companies to join forces on developing new solutions and products that specifically address the challenges of the new customers", says Mads Lebech Managing Director in The Danish Industry Foundation, and continues:
-This requires new types of collaboration on product development so the best Danish products, in a figurative sense being sold in some kind of assembly kits, will be of greater value and together move into new markets.
The eight Danish companies include three technology suppliers Bioqube, LIQTECH and Sorbisense and the five consulting engineers Ramboll, Orbicon, NIRAS, Cowichan and DHI Water & Environment Pvt Ltd. All rank among the world leaders in climate solutions, water purification, flood control and energy solutions.
The seven Indian players are Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Mithi River Development and Protection Authority (MRDPA), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).