A Mega Leap for Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership

NITI Aayog through its Atal Innovation Mission is partnering with the Innovation Centre Denmark, under the aegis of Embassy of Denmark, India to collaborate on water management and India’s SDG goals.

April 12, 2021

Boosting the Indo-Danish Green Strategic Partnership AIM signs an SOI with ICDK aimed at addressing SDG goals.

Denmark and India have together identified 10 innovations which would play a key role in solving water issues and other innovations.

Green Strategic Partnership aims to boost cooperation in water supply, water distribution, wastewater management, in the water sector.

Such global collaborations can facilitate greater research and development to achieve results in an accelerated manner.

In yet another move towards a cleaner, greener, sustainable economy, India is collaborating via NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) with the Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) in India, as part of the Indo-Danish bilateral Green strategic partnership. This partnership is aimed at supporting various initiatives of AIM, NITI Aayog and developing global innovation Green economy partnerships addressing SDG goals. A Statement of Intent (SoI) was signed between AIM, NITI Aayog and Embassy of Denmark to India. This agreement was signed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. As stated by the CEO of NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant, this partnership between India and Denmark holds immense potential for dynamic innovation across multiple sectors. Such global collaborations can facilitate greater research and development to achieve results in an accelerated manner.

Addressing the forum, Denmark’s ambassador to India Mr. Freddy Syane stressed on the importance of water and how we need to think of advanced and innovative ways to ensure that the future generations do not face the same challenges as faced by the present ones. Saying so, the mentioned the 3 essential W’s: Water, Women, and the World. Water is the key to all life, past, present, and future, hence its importance cannot be stressed enough. To develop any nation, it is essential for their women to be empowered. And thirdly everything is essential for this world we live in and for achieving the sustainable development goals set out for each nation.  Denmark and India have together identified 10 innovations which would play a key role in solving water issues and many such innovations should be taken up through this collaboration. This collaboration would also allow Danish innovations to work on addressing water issues faced in India. AIM-ICDK aims to analyse various areas of collaboration including the AIM-Denmark school students innovation exchange and co-innovation development, hosting Indo-Denmark innovation challenges, facilitating startup-incubator collaborations and exchanges, and promotion of startup and entrepreneurship events and competitions. 

 Recently, India elevated the status of the India-Denmark bilateral relationship to a Green Strategic Partnership aiming to boost cooperation in the specific areas of water supply, water distribution, wastewater management, water management and energy optimisation in the water sector. This partnership will be the guidepost to address global challenges together and strengthen cooperation with a focus on the implementation of the Paris Agreement.