Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) – Procurement of Innovation in Bengaluru Report

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Event finished: 18th March 2022

Increasing EV uptake and reducing air pollution are crucial, interrelated challenges for cities worldwide. Replacing petrol/diesel cars with electric vehicles could have a hugely positive impact on air quality and health, as well as supporting climate goals.

To address these challenges, in 2019 Connected Places, Energy Systems and Satellite Applications Catapults, with collaborative partners in India (including the Department for Urban Land Transport, Indian Institute of Science and Urban Morph), launched the Innovating for Clean Air (IfCA) project. The project was a two-year initiative funded by UK Research and Innovation and focused on the Karnataka state capital city of Bengaluru. You can find out more information about it HERE, HERE and HERE.

As a second phase of the IfCA project CPC is now looking at policies and regulations that concern the procurement of services in the Karnataka state and Bengaluru city.

The webinar aim is to look at how cities can better procure the services of highly innovative small to mid-sized companies. The report launch will focus on research and stakeholder interview findings from Bengaluru and state of Karnataka and lessons learned for future procurement practices in India.