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EnVision 2023 – India’s first “Energy Festival”

Organized By: IITM Research Park, Chennai. Dec 4 & 5 2023

𝐌𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭: 𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥, 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞/𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

I have been organizing climate related events for over a decade now – must have organized over 30! Dashed odd for a chap who is the very opposite of a networking busybee, but I do this despite DNA conflicts because events are high value if done with focus – and answering three specific questions well:

1. Why on earth are we doing this? What is the REAL value we intend to add?

2. Who is the target audience? And the answer CANNOT be “anyone interested in clean energy”!

3. What is unique about the event? Why should I attend it instead of using alternatives to get the same value?

As most events fail to answer even one of the above, I rarely attend events any more.

Glad to see IITM’s EnVision trying to answer some of the above questions in this year’s edition.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐈 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐬-𝐨𝐧-𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

Climate tech is engineering and science at the core. And assuming technology can indeed take care of climate change (a big IF right now), our best bet would be to have bright scientific and engineering minds focussed on impact themes. I have seen this sector for over 15 years and been witness to real loads of nonsense – real high time that brains got focussed on the right things.

I like some of the themes I see at EnVision:

=> Heating & cooling – underserved sectors, esp the former

=> Green built environment – hoping there’s enough focus on embedded carbon too

=> Motors & controllers – a lovely topic, especially if it can push more manufacturing to India

=> Energy storage – evergreen impact domain!

=> Micro Modular Nuclear – intriguing, keen to know more, nuclear being an unsung (if dicey) hero of zero carbon energy

Now, let me see who we have at EnVision 23…some personalities of eminence I can recognize are:

=> Kalaiselvi – Director, CSIR

=> Juzer Vasi – IIT Bombay

=> Ashok Jhunjhunwala – IITM Research Park

=> Chock Karuppiah – CTO of Ohmium

=> Sujay Ghosh – First Solar

And many experts from IITM of course (Satya Seshadri, Aravind Chandran, Rajnish Kumar, Karthik Athmanathan…)

Appears like two days of excellent value and interactions for industry professionals keen to know the science behind high impact climate action domains.

Gratitude to Anson Sando and IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) for making CLIMAFIX a partner for this event.

CLIMAFIX and EAI network folks can also get a discount on the ticket.

Will be writing more on this. For now, mark your calendars – Dec 4 & 5, Chennai! 

See my LinkedIn post on this topic.

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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