IIT Madras, Deakin University to Launch Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE).

Dec 9, 2022 12:05 PM ET
  • The AICE virtual centre was developed by a consortium of Australian and also Indian universities, research study institutions as well as energy businesses.
  • The key purpose of AICE is to step up the collaboration in transdisciplinary study, education and learning, training, capacity building, expertise and also technology transfer.

India and Australia are knitting their interests fairly highly when it concerns the growth in the field of renewable resource. In a key advancement, Australia's Deakin University has actually introduced that it has actually partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for the launch of an Australia-India Centre for Energy (AICE). The AICE virtual centre was developed by a consortium of Australian and Indian universities, research study institutions and energy businesses.

The key purpose of AICE is to step up the partnership in transdisciplinary research study, education and learning, training, capacity building, knowledge and also technology transfer. AICE was gone for IIT Madras Energy Summit 2022.

Based on reports, the bilateral virtual centre will certainly work towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Objective 7 that targets at ensuring access to budget friendly, trustworthy, sustainable, and modern energy for all. The associated SDGs will certainly likewise be sustained that relate with academics, markets, as well as federal government agencies to participate in science, technology, economics, policy, as well as governance.

Professor Bas Baskaran, Associate Dean, International and Partnerships, Deakin University, claimed concerning AICE, "The centre will certainly unite multi-disciplinary capabilities from Australian and Indian partners to service translational study and also construct capabilities to resolve the worldwide energy difficulty. It will also be a driver to establish partnerships with various other centres in South Asia as well as ASEAN areas to develop innovative and also lasting remedies for global obstacles.".

Deakin University as well as IIT Madras are anticipated to coordinate and also promote engagement in between their partners and with exterior stakeholders, grow collaborations between government divisions, fund companies and private researchers in India and Australia. According to reports, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (ATIC) will certainly serve as a driver to develop partnerships in between AICE and sector as far as energy field from the two countries are worried.

Professor Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Marti Mannariah Gurunath Institute Chair Professor and also Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, discussed, "IIT Madras is delighted to be among the starting institutes in this extremely essential decarbonisation campaign being collectively pursued by Australia and India.".

Sarah Kirlew, Australian Consul-General for South India, stated on the launch of AICE, "Australia and also India are detailed strategic partners, with close participation across locations of critical significance, consisting of vital minerals, clean technology, education, and innovation. Our 2 nations are home to world-leading pioneers and also scientists.".

AICE will develop joint educational programs, on-line courses and joint level programs. It will additionally delve in capacity structure via accreditation programs, diploma and also expansion centres & training.

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