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Relevant for the following technical domains

  • AI
  • Big Data & Data Analytics
  • Cloud, IoT & mobile based apps
  • Digital twin
  • Robotics & automation
  • Simulation & AR/VR
  • Blockchain

Digital solutions are playing a critical role in almost every decarbonization avenue,
resulting in tremendous new business opportunities for Indian IT & software firms.

Would your IT firm like to make the most out of it?

Software is not just eating the world, it is also eating the world of decarbonization. With every industry and business segment keen on reducing emissions as quickly as possible, digital solutions, by enabling energy & resource efficiencies and by streamlining operations, have emerged as key decarbonization drivers worldwide.

A World Economic Forum study has found that digital technologies reduce emissions by 20% by 2050 in three high emitting sectors- energy, mobility and materials.

A wide variety of digital tools are already being employed, and for a range of functions. 

All these imply significant business potential for the world’s software hub – India.

EAI sees attractive opportunities in this domain for many medium and large Indian corporates, spanning across the entire spectrum of IT & digital solutions. We see significant opportunities emerging for both services and product based software firms.

Our CO3 D4D division is focussed on assisting Indian corporates to benefit from these opportunities.

What is CO3 D4D?

CO3 is a specialized consulting offering from EAI that identifies attractive business opportunities for Indian corporates arising from the large-scale decarbonization of the Indian economy, industry and society.

The D4D division of CO3 focuses on emerging decarbonization opportunities related to the IT & software sectors in India.

D4D stands for Digital for Decarbonization

Specifically, CO3 D4D provides assistance on the following dimensions, customized to your firm’s aspirations and objectives 

  • Identification of broad opportunity themes (eg: Cloud computing)
  • Analysis of the overall potential of each broad opportunity 
  • Assess technical, market and economic feasibility of the subset of opportunities
  • Develop a go-to-market strategy for selected opportunities

Who will benefit from CO3 D4D?

CO3 D4D will be of immense value to Indian & international digital and software solution firms with one or more technical focus domains

  • AI
  • Big Data & Data Analytics
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud, IoT & mobile based apps
  • Digital twin
  • Robotics & automation
  • Simulation & AR/VR

The CO3 Advantage

1. Renewable energy

  • Power plant monitoring
  •  Asset management
  • Operation and Maintenance optimisation

2. Energy efficiency

  • Building energy efficiency
  • Leak detection & management
  • Industrial machinery energy efficiency

3. Energy storage

  • BMS
  • Battery grid interface
  • Smart grid

4. Agriculture ,Livestock & food

  • Precision agriculture
  • Optimizing water utilisation
  • Agrimarket places

5. Sustainable materials

  • Discovery of new materials
  • Intersection of nanotechnology and digital
  • Material resource efficiency

6. Waste management

  • MSW management
  • Industrial solid waste management
  • Agro waste management

7. Water sustainability

  • Industrial water management 
  • Agricultural water management
  • Residential water management 
  • Industrial and domestic waste water treatment

8. Low carbon mobility

  • Electric vehicle 
  • Marine and shipping decarbonization
  • Optimization of logistics

9. Carbon sinks management

  • Monitoring of large natural carbon sinks
  • Enabling carbon offsets
  • Scenario analysis using simulation and modelling

10. CO2 capture utilization and storage

  • Simulation and modeling for large scale CO2 storage 
  • Catalyst and enzyme development for CO2 to value
  • Enhancing efficiency of CO2 capture

11. Low carbon cities and communities

  • Smart and energy efficiency buildings
  • Optimizing road transport efficiency
  • Distributed energy management

    12. Climate finance

    • Fin tech
    • Investment marketplaces
    • Carbon trading and offsets


    • There’s a strong conviction worldwide about the power of digital to provide significant short term decarbonization benefits across all key stakeholder segments, driving investments in digital for emissions reductions across industries and value chains.


    • Aggressive short term mandates & targets for national and regional decarbonization are driving corporates across the world to invest in digital and energy efficiency as the two immediate avenues.


    • A large chunk of venture capital and private equity investment is flowing into the intersection of climate tech and digital as startups providing digital solutions are able to show quicker emissions reduction benefits and also have potentially attractive exits.

    Availability of solutions

    • Recent advances in blockchain, AI, and Digital Twins are driving significant value creation in the decarbonization ecosystem across many industries and multiple value chain components.

    Success case studies

    • Some of the fastest reported decarbonization successes globally have been from the use of digital in diverse decarbonization efforts, and this is further enhancing the interest of both corporates and investors towards digital.

    We help you in hitting the ground running

    In addition to helping your firm identify and evaluate attractive opportunities for digital in decarbonization, our team can help you start off quickly with new opportunities, using some or all of the following actionables.

    Mapping the business and operational characteristics

    You can utilize the extensive research our firm has undertaken on over 50 broad decarbonization avenues, cutting across industries

    Identify key leadership talent

    EAI can use its vast national contact database of senior and top management professionals to help your company onboard the best talent to steer your new efforts.

    Invest in startups

    You will get immediate access to EAI’s strong connections with hundreds of Indian climate tech startups.

    Form international partnerships

    We can quickly identify and evaluate strategic and technical partnerships using our extensive network of decarbonization experts and solution providers.

    Forge collaboration with ecosystem partners

    Using our connections and networks across multiple industries, we can help you partner with companies providing complementary solutions in these spaces.

    Work with Indian and international institutions

    Depending on the opportunity, we can also help you start working with Indian and/or international organizations & research institutions. This could be especially relevant for opportunities in sectors such as carbon credits, natural carbon sinks etc.

    Understand government policies

    Our research team can assist you in  getting a deep understanding of regional, national and international policies that can accelerate the use of specific digital solutions for decarbonization.

    Critical insights from successful startups

    Our team has extensively researched over 500 startups utilizing digital to provide decarbonization solutions. This can help us provide your team with critical insights from their success stories

    Why should you choose CO3 D4D from EAI?

    We provide intelligence to your firm at an affordable cost.

    • We provide highly specialized intelligence to your firm at an affordable price
    • Our team’s 15 years of experience in climate technology, including use of digital solutions across the value chain, enables you to access insights and hands-on expertise that is quite scarce in India.
    • Worked across the entire climate tech ecosystem with an excellent understanding of the industry value chains and the potential offered by digital in decarbonizing prominent value chain components. 
    • Our work spans the following climate tech segments
      • Renewable energy – Ground mounted & utility scale solar PV, wind power, biomass for heating & power, biofuels
      • Energy efficiency – Building energy efficiency, industrial energy efficiency, ESCO models
      • Energy storage – Batteries & battery management systems
      • Sustainable agriculture – precision agriculture, regenerative farming, sustainable livestock & animal husbandry 
      • Solid & liquid waste management – Municipal solid waste, agro & biomass waste, industrial solid waste, industrial & domestic wastewater treatment 
      • Water sustainability
      • Electric mobility – OEM innovation strategy, battery management systems, EV battery charging & swapping
    • We will ensure that you have a complete understanding of the innovation ecosystem – We are networked with a wide range of corporates and stakeholders along many Indian industrial value chains, as well as a wide range of digital-based startups offering solutions for decarbonization in India & globally. (See our listing of India’s top 100 climate tech startups from here and our global listing of 500 climate tech startups from here)
    • EAI has access to a vast network of professionals and key stakeholders.

    Prominent consulting & report clients 

    Our team has worked with central government and many state governments (Tamil Nadu, AP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh), with premier institutes such as the IITs, IISc, IIMs and ISB, and specialized research organizations across the entire climate tech domain.

    About EAI

    EAI is India’s leading business catalyst for climate action – operating in clean energy, environment and environmental sustainability sectors.

    Through our offerings in strategic & market intelligence, partnership facilitation and business promotion for clean energy and environment sectors, we contribute to India’s sustainable growth and development.

    Our thought leadership in this critical sector has been obtained through our decade plus efforts offering specialized consultancy, critical business intelligence, and in-depth research. Our reports and solutions are highly sought after by policy makers, large and small industries, and growth-seeking renewable energy companies.

    Highlights of work

    13 yearsOne of the few Indian firms with over a decade of expertise in climate tech consulting and market intelligence

    10+ domainsWorked across every prominent climate tech domain

    200+ consulting assignments undertaken

    2000+ report clientsOur reports have assisted about 2500 businesses and organizations globally

    10+ Fortune 100 firmsClients include the largest corporations in the world (10+ from Fortune 100 and about 30 from Fortune 500) and small but most innovative startups

    25+ eventsOrganized and/or supported some of the largest clean energy & climate tech events, with over 25 events organized across the country

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      CO3 D4D is relevant for the following sectors

      • AI
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      • Simulation & AR/VR


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