Successful international cooperation: Fraunhofer IGB provides water technology for India
Sustainability has never been more relevant and yet challenging than in today’s times. An extremely volatile world is panning out, and the ever-dwindling resources such as water, minerals and fossil fuels are creating an alarming situation. Responsible earth citizens are called upon to play their part in developing innovative solutions for reuse, recycling and restoring the delicate balance between need and greed.
The Fraunhofer office in India has been partnering with Fraunhofer IGB in developing exciting initiatives around the topics of the Sustainable Development Goals such as Water, Energy, Mobility, Sustainable Building Technologies and other interventions around circular economy. Whether it’s the sustainable neighborhood in Kochi, the Water Innovation Hubs in Coimbatore and Solapur or working with leading industry players to develop waste management and circularity, our colleagues from the IGB have been right at the front of working in multistakeholder formats, identifying the exact problems, developing out-of-the-box solutions and creating models for replication and large scale deployment. It is exactly this solution-driven attitude tempered with scientific acumen that has been the hallmark of our association in India.
We are delighted to continue this journey under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Markus Wolperdinger, supported so excellently by Dr. Marius Mohr and Marc Beckett, and we are excited to work on larger projects such as the world’s most sustainable airport or the first Water Technology Center driven by industry in India. Our deep appreciation to our colleagues for their time, energy and passion! Congratulations for the 70 years’ anniversary and look forward to an exciting future of innovation and partnership!!